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Earlier this month, courtesy of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, students at Alain LeRoy Locke College Preparatory Academy were transported to another planet: Mars. Three designers and engineers from JPL visited Locke to speak with students as part of its JetSpace Talks series.Read More >>
This spring, the teachers union representing our teachers in California, Asociación de Maestros Unidos, and Green Dot worked together to host the First Annual Race to College 5K Fun(d) Run.Read More >>
Green Dot is excited to announce a high quality high school option for students throughout South Memphis: Bluff City High School is set to open its doors for the first time in August 2017.Read More >>
Students at Alain LeRoy Locke College Preparatory Academy are soon-to-be published authors. Locke was selected by 826LA to participate in their annual Young Authors Book Project. Their book, When the Moon is Up, will be available for purchase on May 19th, 2017.Read More >>
At Green Dot Public Schools, we view after school programs as an extension of the academic day. Many of our students are entering our schools significantly behind grade level. While we strategically schedule classes to provide appropriate interventions, our after school programs provide middle school and high school students with a space for additional support…Read More >>
This April, ninety-two schools across the country were recognized by the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Foundation for prioritizing music education in their curriculum. Green Dot’s own Alain Leroy Locke College Preparatory Academy received the Support Music Merit Award for the second year in a row, acknowledging our commitment to ensure students have access to the widely understood benefit of music education.Read More >>
This spring Los Angeles Unified School District District 7 Board Member Dr. Richard Vladovic honored educators from over 150 schools in his district at the Heroes in Education Award Ceremony. These educators were honored for their achievements in creating opportunities for student success, and making their schools and communities a better place for the families they serve.
This week, the U.S. News & World Report issued its Best High Schools 2017 report. The report recognizes each of our nine independent public charter high schools as among the best across in the nation.Read More >>
In education, poverty is still the principal indicator of quality — where working class families can ask for change, but, without power, they cannot demand it. United Parents and Students, an affiliate of Green Dot Public Schools National, is working to change that.
This spring eight teams of Green Dot students and school staff conquered a one-of-a-kind outdoor adventure that tested their endurance, strength and teamwork.Read More >>
Ms. Myra McCormick will serve Green Dot Seattle Middle School as Assistant Principal in its founding year after completing the Green Dot Administrator In Residence program.Read More >>
Art is more than a series of classes at Ánimo Venice, it is a program that offers a gateway to the human experience, an opportunity for authentic learning to teach students about themselves in relationship to the world around them.Read More >>
USA Today: “In the “skinny budget” that the White House released this month, President Trump offered $168 million in new funds for charter schools. As public charter school operators, we appreciate the proposed investment in new schools like ours.”Read More >>
The Golden Dot Awards highlighted educators and staff who demonstrate exceptional teaching, school leadership and support for our schools.Read More >>
This semester, drama students at Ánimo Leadership Charter High School were chosen by the Center Theatre Group to participate in an August Wilson residency, created to advance students’ development as scholars and artists. Wilson was a Pulitzer Prize winning playwright, whose work included Fences, which was adapted for the screen by Denzel Washington and nominated for four Academy Awards this year.Read More >>
“We don’t always know where students are coming from, they may or may not have the same background as us, but it’s our job to understand them.” – Monifa Roberts Monifa Roberts is a Literacy Enrichment Teacher at Kirby Middle School in Memphis, TN. Though a veteran public educator with over a decade of teaching experience,…Read More >>