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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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Newsweek Publishes America’s Top High Schools 2015, Green Dot Beats the Odds

Aug 22, 2015

This week, Newsweek published its America’s Top High Schools 2015 list. Three Green Dot public schools were recognized for helping low-income students beat the odds.

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A School Cheer to Start the Year

Aug 13, 2015

For this year’s All Green Dot Day, we challenged our schools to create a school cheer to show their spirit, and to compete in a social media contest.

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All Green Dot Day

Back-to-School Kick-Off with All Green Dot Day

Aug 7, 2015

Nobody does back-to-school quite like Green Dot Public Schools. At All Green Dot Day we come together for a day of celebration, recognition, mission focus, and personal development.

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Green Dot Student and Teacher Celebrated at White House

Jul 30, 2015

Two members of Green Dot’s community were among those honored in separate ceremonies at the White House.

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Green Dot Washington Opens First Public Charter Middle School in Puget Sound

Jul 24, 2015

Guest writer, Bree Dusseault, Executive Director of Green Dot Public Schools Washington, introduces us to Destiny Charter Middle School.

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Travel Changes Lives of Green Dot Seniors

Jul 16, 2015

The high school “senior trip” is something of an American tradition; an opportunity for twelfth graders to exert their independence and broaden their horizons before college. Now in its third year, the Ánimo Venice senior class trip reflects two key principles for Green Dot: an unwavering belief in students’ potential, and the importance of personal responsibility.

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Santa Monica Community College

Green Dot Public Schools’ Students Inspired by College Tours

Jul 9, 2015

As part of Green Dot Public Schools’ commitment to prepare its students to succeed in college, leadership, and life, ninth and tenth graders from Oscar de la Hoya Ánimo Charter High School (ODLH) took part in college tours to UC Riverside and UC San Diego.

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A Year-End Message from Marco Petruzzi – CEO of Green Dot Public Schools National

Jul 2, 2015

A year-end message from Green Dot Public School’s CEO. A few highlights from the past 12 months to thank our team members whose hard work, creative thinking and commitment to our organization have collectively made such a powerful and positive difference for our students and their communities.

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What Is the Value of a College Scholarship?

Jun 26, 2015

Scholarships are far more than a charitable means of paying college fees: they are a vital component of sustainable community revitalization.

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Class of 2015

Congratulations, Class of 2015

Jun 18, 2015

We are so very proud of the achievements of the graduating class of 2015. Congratulations!

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Scientist

Scientists and Engineers STEM from Green Dot

Jun 11, 2015

Green Dot supports young scientists and engineers at Ánimo Leadership Charter High School’s eight annual science fair.

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“Golden” Prom Makeovers for Oscar De La Hoya Seniors

Jun 4, 2015

Junior Salas and Ceci De La Hoya teamed up with a group of professional stylists to provide free makeovers for 30 prom-going girls.

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Class of 2015

Let Graduation Season Commence: #GreenDotGrad2015

May 29, 2015

Congratulations to the Green Dot Class of 2015! As our students walk graduation stages, we reflect on the importance of the occasion in their lives. We are incredibly proud of every one of them: their hard work and dedication, and that of their teachers, are an inspiration to us all.

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6 Guiding Principles to Professional Development

May 21, 2015

For Green Dot educators, professional development offers a chance to personalize their professional narrative.

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Hall of Fame Homecoming

May 12, 2015

Forty-two years after graduation from Locke High School, baseball greats, Eddie Murray and Ozzie Smith, returned to their alma mater, where the baseball field was renamed in their honor.

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#ThankATeacher Day and National Charter Schools Week: Two Reasons to Celebrate

May 7, 2015

National Charter Schools Week gives Green Dot Public Schools another reason to celebrate our amazing teachers and students.

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Locke music

Locke High School Band Begins March Back To Glory

Apr 30, 2015

The Locke Academy Wind Ensemble performed at the Southern California School Band and Orchestra Association in Irvine on March 20, their first concert band festival in years.

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Seeing Is Believing in Green Dot Schools

Apr 24, 2015

Touring a Green Dot school will change your perceptions about the richness and potential of Los Angeles, the work of charters, and the humanity of the people who are part of our schools.

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Locke High School

Are Charter Schools Better Than Traditional Schools?

Apr 15, 2015

Marco Petruzzi, CEO of Green Dot Public Schools National, discusses charter school success in Los Angeles and across the nation.

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