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Life After Teach for America: How Green Dot Public Schools Builds on the “Foundation for Impact”

Jan 28, 2016

We spotlight one Green Dot teacher’s journey from Teach for America to classroom excellence, in anticipation of the TFA 25th Anniversary Summit.

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Supporting Teachers with a Little Help From Our Friends

Jan 21, 2016

Our teachers’ work is very demanding day in and day out. Last month, a team of Green Dot volunteers supported teachers by refreshing work spaces and classrooms.

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Escaping Poverty through Better Education and Community Organizing

Jan 14, 2016

As we remember Martin Luther King this weekend and the legacy he left, we prepare more Green Dot parents to organize together to improve their lives and the conditions in their communities.

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Back to School: More Than Just a Job

Jan 7, 2016

Returning from the holiday break can be rough. School classified employees, like Charles Durham and Marlon Byrd (pictured), help keep our students safe every day. Mr. Daymond Johnson, President of Ánimo Classified Employees Association and School Safety Officer at Ánimo Pat Brown, explains why his responsibility to the students makes going back to school that much easier.

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Green Dot Happy Holidays

#FutureUnwritten: This Season’s Match Up with Oscar De La Hoya

Dec 16, 2015

We are grateful to each of you for being our partners in making the Green Dot difference a reality. #FutureUnwritten

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Best Teacher Gifts

Best Teacher Gifts – as Decided by Teachers

Dec 10, 2015

We asked our teachers: What is the most memorable or best teacher gift you’ve ever received? Here is a little of what they had to say.

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Fairley Accountability

Embracing Accountability for Tennessee’s Public Charter Schools

Dec 3, 2015

Charter schools are part of the public school system and, as such, are held responsible for their students’ performance. Read how Green Dot Public Schools Tennessee is embracing accountability.

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Destiny Charter Middle School

When Times Are Tough, Give Thanks

Nov 26, 2015

In the midst of uncertainty, Destiny Middle School families gathered to celebrate its roots and its appreciation for their learning community. Together they stood united and strong during a time when the community was faced with adversity.

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The Educator Framework that Unleashed My Teacher Jedi

Nov 19, 2015

There’s no doubt that teaching is hard. At Green Dot, we hold our students to the highest standard of excellence and expect no less of our teachers. Read one teacher’s story of how she went from good to great using our educator framework.

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Finding Personal Success at Green Dot Public Schools

Nov 12, 2015

From his first days at Oscar de la Hoya Ánimo Charter High School, Ivan Gaeta noticed things were a bit different. Ivan found himself a student one day and a Green Dot employee the next.

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Green Dot’s AIR Program is Developing the Urban Public School Leaders of the Future

Nov 5, 2015

Green Dot’s Administrators-in-Residence (AIR) is a paid leadership training program that seeks to increase the number of highly effective school leaders successfully turning around the country’s most persistently low-performing schools through three research-based program components: relevant curriculum, supported immersion, and collaborative problem solving.

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Fairley HS Students Studying

The Science Behind a School Restart

Oct 29, 2015

Green Dot Public Schools is seeking to disrupt the cycle of poverty in under served neighborhoods with a goal of graduating students at a higher rate than their peers in more affluent areas. The idea is that the more normative post-secondary opportunities and readiness are, the more gateways out of poverty can grow. We already know that one’s chances of escaping poverty tumble without a quality post-secondary education.

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Destiny Middle School Student

The Need for Public School Choice for Teachers

Oct 22, 2015

Destiny Middle School 6th Grade English Language Arts and Literacy Enrichment teacher, Kayla Vickaryous, reflects on the importance of public school choice for teachers, parents and students.

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Common Core Bootcamp

Green Dot Public Schools’ Approach to the Common Core

Oct 15, 2015

For too long, unaligned standards disguised educational inequity across schools, districts, and states. A common core of knowledge and skills ensures that all students are held to the same rigorous expectations; that all students are given the opportunity to achieve their true potential.

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From Federal Grants to Fundamental Facts- Get the News About Public Charter Schools

Oct 9, 2015

As we celebrate public charter schools that help children from disadvantaged backgrounds, we must continue empowering educators to create great schools while holding ourselves to the highest possible standards of excellence.

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Green Dot Students Using Computers

A Vision for Education Technology

Sep 23, 2015

Green Dot Public Schools’ investments in a robust technology infrastructure, high-quality devices, a world-class service model, and mechanisms for innovation and project management have created a strong foundation for the successful expansion of education technology in schools and classrooms.

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Green Dot Ambassadors Define Hands-on-Philanthropy

Sep 18, 2015

The Green Dot Ambassador Program is a way to inform and develop the next generation of community and city leaders to take on the important task of being a steward for the well-being and education of our city’s youth.

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Ensuring Success for Students in Washington Charters

Sep 9, 2015

On Friday, September 4th, the Washington State Supreme Court made the extraordinary decision that it is unconstitutional for Washington charters to operate. There is, however, a demand in the state for high-quality educational options to traditional schools. Parents want—and students deserve—public schools choice.

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September is Voter Registration Month

Sep 3, 2015

Green Dot’s Community Engagement Team works with schools to raise awareness of the democratic process during voter registration month.

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Locke High: Empowering Positive Change in Watts

Aug 29, 2015

By Dr. Peggy Gutierrez Principal at Alain LeRoy Locke High School since 2008 The Flashpoint At 7pm on the evening of August 11th 1965, a Wednesday, at the intersection of Avalon Boulevard and 116th street, Marquette Frye was stopped and arrested for driving under the influence. The incident quickly escalated into one of the largest and deadliest…

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