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College

Middle Schoolers Take College Classes at Ánimo Ellen Ochoa

March 13, 2018

To truly prepare students for college, Ánimo Ellen Ochoa Charter Middle School has partnered with East Los Angeles College to offer its middle school students college courses.

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quinceanera

LA Times–HBO docu-series ’15: A Quinceañera Story’ showcases L.A. natives Ashley and Zoey, a boxer and a trans Latina

March 12, 2018

An ODLH student was featured in HBO’s docu-series about quinceañeras in Los Angeles.

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balloon

Follow Excel’s Computational Thinking Balloon Into Space

March 9, 2018

Last spring, Excel Public Charter School launched a weather balloon to an altitude of 112,000 feet to cap off the first-ever Computational Thinking Day.

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wellness

Ánimo Westside Students Win Funding for Wellness Program

March 6, 2018

Young women at Ánimo Westside Charter Middle School received seed funding to create social change at their school and within their community by launching Regular Girl Fitness.

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parent

How Ánimo Mae Jemison is Strengthening Parent Relationships

March 5, 2018

Ánimo Mae Jemison Charter Middle School works closely with parents to bridge the gap between students’ home and school lives. In addition to the traditional back-to-school nights and School Advisory Council (SAC) meetings, Green Dot partners with United Parents and Students (UPAS) to offer a series of Parent Academy workshops.

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educators

Help Us Shine Light on Exceptional Educators

March 1, 2018

On May 5, 2018, Green Dot Public Schools will celebrate educators and staff who are transforming the landscape of public education.

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Hamilton

How Two Green Dot Students Wound Up on the Hamilton Stage

March 1, 2018

Last fall, over 50 students and a dozen chaperones from Oscar De La Hoya Ánimo Charter High School, Ánimo Venice Charter High School, and Ánimo Jackie Robinson Charter High School, traveled to the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood to attend a special performance of the smash-hit musical Hamilton.

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signing day

Signing Day at Hillcrest High School Celebrates Five Students

February 28, 2018

Hillcrest High School had the honor of hosting a National Signing Day event for five senior football players, who signed letters of intent to attend universities across the country– making them the second largest signing class in Memphis.

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Safety

Your Child’s Safety is Our Priority: Green Dot’s Response to the Stoneman Douglas Tragedy

February 27, 2018

In light of the tragedy at Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida, we wanted to reach out to all families to share the precautions we take every day to ensure your child’s safety.

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computational thinking

Playing Kickball Using Sabermetrics and More Computational Thinking Fun

February 27, 2018

“One of the many reasons I’ve become passionate about teaching computational thinking is that well-planned and well-executed CT curricula produces those moments around rigorous concepts, generally disguised in fun.”

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Robotics

ABC 7–Robotics program in Watts offers teens technological path to college

February 21, 2018

ABC 7 highlights a music video made by Ánimo College Preparatory Academy’s Robotics Team, created for a funding competition.

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ASLA

Under the Same Roof Now: Reflections from a Senior on ASLA’s New Building

February 20, 2018

ASLA senior Frederick Rodulfo shares his experience of how the 2014 building fire has impacted his high school experience.

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budget

Green Dot Signs On To Joint Statement on President Trump’s FY19 Budget Proposal

February 16, 2018

Green Dot joined charter school networks from across the country in signing on to this statement on the President’s FY18 budget.

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women

A Field Trip to Empower Young Women of Color

February 15, 2018

This past fall, 100 young women of color from six Green Dot high schools took a trip to the University of Southern California for a day of building awareness, and discussing equity, inclusion, and empowerment.

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leader

A Look Inside Green Dot’s In-House Administrator Credentialing Residency

February 13, 2018

The AIR program seeks to increase the number of highly effective school leaders at the helm of Green Dot schools and successfully turning around the country’s most persistently low-performing schools.

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Ford

In Memoriam: Education Advocate & Green Dot Parent Shirley Ford

February 12, 2018

Today we honor the life of education advocate and Green Dot parent Shirley Ford. As a result of her work, Ford became a nationwide ambassador for parents from low-income communities who felt disenfranchised by their public school system.

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football

Celebrating Football Success in Memphis

February 7, 2018

As we celebrate the close game and new champions from Super Bowl LII, we also celebrate our own Green Dot football teams in Memphis as they wrap successful seasons.

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bounce

CBS: Watts Teachers Turn To Bounce Bands To Help Bounce Grades And Behavior

February 6, 2018

CBS LA covers an innovative way of helping students with high energy manage their energy and increase focus through the use of bounce bands in Ms. Rosati’s class at Ánimo James B. Taylor Charter Middle School.

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youth

ForwardLA: How Positive Youth Development Acts as a Proactive Public Safety Initiative

February 6, 2018

Focusing on proactive and early preventative measures rather than suppressive ones can make a real difference to public safety. For our children, investing in youth development is vital to create safer streets while giving young people the tools they need to lead successful, healthy lives.

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hbcu

Why This Green Dot Alumnus Chose an HBCU

February 5, 2018

Animo Watts alumnus Alyssa Nettle knew she wanted to act, and also had a deep-seeded value for education, which is why she decided to join the celebrated theatre program at Alabama State University, one of 101 Historically Black College and Universities across the country.

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Success

Petruzzi: New Year, Same Call for Perspective on Public School Success

February 2, 2018

Green Dot CEO Marco Petruzzi follows up on his editorial published in The 74: “I feel it’s imperative that I use this commemoration of the new year to pause and consider an aspect of our education system that has long troubled me: The way we currently measure student performance hurts students, teachers, even you and me.”

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Evelyn

Celebrating Black History Month with the Achievements of Evelyn Granville

January 31, 2018

Green Dot invites you to celebrate Black History Month with us by honoring the life of Evelyn Granville, and by nurturing the potential in all students.

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Teaching

Living to Serve: An Educator’s 15-Year Journey

January 30, 2018

For Nat Pickering, history teacher at Ánimo Pat Brown Charter High School, teaching isn’t just a job, it’s a calling — the thing he was destined to do. “Teaching is in my blood,” joked Pickering.

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growth

The 74 — Petruzzi: In Growth-vs.-Proficiency Debate, Data, Trust, and Time Are Keys to True Student Performance

January 25, 2018

Green Dot CEO Marco Petruzzi makes the case for focusing on growth over proficiency in this editorial for The 74.

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