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Adelante Teacher Credential

Accelerating New Teachers in a Changing Profession

February 2, 2017

At Green Dot Public Schools, we’ve been thinking about how to support and foster passionate, dedicated, and effective teachers since our founding more than 15 years ago. It’s what’s behind our Adelante Teacher Credentialing Program.

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Hidden Figures

Young Women in STEM Reach for and Mingle with the Stars

January 26, 2017

More than ever there is a need for diverse minds whose unique backgrounds will allow America to continue to innovate and make vital scientific advancements similar to the efforts of the women in Hidden Figures.






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Facing History and Ourselves

Facing History and Ourselves: Nurturing a Positive and Compassionate School Culture

January 19, 2017

“Our partnership with Facing History and Ourselves (FHAO) helps students understand how they and others make choices, good or bad, and how these choices affect our history,” says Ánimo Jackie Robinson Principal, Kristen Botello. The integrated FHAO curriculum fosters an ethical school culture so students can effectively build and maintain positive relationships for themselves.






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Charter School

Public Education and Charter Schools at this Moment in History

January 12, 2017

CEO, Marco Petruzzi, shares with TOWN HALL LA how Green Dot Public Schools is revolutionizing the public school system. Petruzzi addresses how Green Dot achieves better student outcomes with lower per pupil funding, a unionized workforce, and operates only in high need communities.






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Green Dot Values

Renewal & Reflection: Which Green Dot Values will Guide us in 2017?

January 5, 2017

As we enter a new year, there is much to consider from the past year that can help support our mission to transform public education so that all students graduate prepared for college, leadership, and life. There are many elements of our work that are truly valuable to student growth and community revitalization–both core parts of Green Dot’s model.






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Giving Tree

Leading During a Time of Giving

December 29, 2016

Throughout the year, the Associated Student Body (ASB) at Ánimo Leadership Charter High School addresses various social and cultural issues that impact the community around the school. Involvement in the ASB provides students with a deeper understanding of important issues and allows them to directly participate with a specific focus.






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support green dot

Support Green Dot to Create Opportunities for All Students

December 22, 2016

We imagine a future when every child, regardless of what neighborhood they live in, can enjoy excellent public schools, safe streets, and fulfilling careers. With your partnership, we believe that our cities can achieve this dream.






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Green Dot Seattle

Breaking New Ground in Seattle

December 13, 2016

Green Dot Public Schools Washington recently launched their second middle school and welcomed the community in southeast Seattle. As part of the school’s planning year, Walter Chen, the founding principal, created a southeast Seattle Advisory Committee. Chen and his team are diligently working to ensure that families are aware of their public school options.






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parent engagement

It’s No Secret, Engaged Parents Help Students Succeed

December 9, 2016

We strive to engage parents in their child’s education because we know that parent engagement supports student success. Green Dot is committed to creating a bridge between students’ home life and our schools.






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SXSWedu

Green Dot Featured in 2017 SXSWedu Conference and Festival

December 1, 2016

We are thrilled to announce that Green Dot Public Schools was selected to engage a broad community of educators and industry leaders at the next SXSWedu in Austin, TX!






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givingtuesday

Meet the Next Great American

November 24, 2016

Your support this holiday season can help put students on the path to college. By helping promote our campaign throughout your networks, you can help amplify the support that Green Dot needs to serve our students, communities, and schools.






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Destiny Middle School

Creating an Environment of High Expectations and Encouragement

November 22, 2016

“I hope that my students will leave my class with the critical thinking skills necessary to evaluate the world around them,” Ms. Sinco states. It’s this unwavering commitment to her students and the Destiny Middle School community that’s helping to close historic opportunity gaps.






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United Parents and Students

United Parents and Students Assemble for Change

November 18, 2016

The third annual United Parents and Students Assembly elevated a future where students had safe and clean paths to school, where parents had jobs that paid a living wage, and higher education was more accessible to students.






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Karen Payne

Turning Neighbors Into Mentors

November 15, 2016

In the few short months since starting at Fairley High School in Memphis, TN, Ms. Payne has already begun finding ways to enhance the existing student opportunities, while introducing new ones.






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School Lottery

School Lottery Form: The Ticket to Your Child’s Future

November 10, 2016

In our network of schools, all means all — students with special needs, student who are learning English, students who need to catch up, and students who excel are all equally welcome to learn and grow at one of our excellent schools.






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black lives matter

Liberty and Justice for All

November 3, 2016

It is our collective responsibility and obligation to ensure we live in a country that values, preserves, and exalts the lives of black youth and adults, and that we have a true belief in the potential of all, not just a few.






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voter education

Election Day, the Green Dot Way

October 28, 2016

All year, Green Dot Public Schools’ Community Engagement team has been working with our students and their families as part of our Green Dot Votes Initiative. Through voter education and outreach, our Green Dot voters, both experienced and new, are more informed about the ballot measures that matter most to them.






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education innovations

Education Innovations Build Good Citizens

October 20, 2016

At Green Dot Public Schools, we see public charter schools as innovation factories, environments where there is the freedom to explore different ways of teaching and engaging students as well as the communities they serve.






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Seattle Middle School

Green Dot’s Seattle Washington Middle School has launched!

October 19, 2016

Green Dot Washington is proud to announce the launch of the Seattle Middle School and open enrollment process for Washington students. Members of the community advisory team and Green Dot leadership shared their hopes and dreams for the school and toured the grounds of the future site.






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Restorative Justice

Fostering Safe Communities Through Restorative Justice Practices

October 14, 2016

For far too long, and far too often, harsh discipline has been the de facto way schools have tried to maintain a safe environment. Removing students from the learning environment in order to issue consequences for negative behavior does not teach what to do when confronted with difficult choices, conflicts, or emotions, and instead, often results in future disciplinary action. Thankfully, this is changing.






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Destiny Middle School's teaching model is responsive to the needs of all students

Destiny in Year Two: Continuing the Hard Work to Make an Excellent School

October 6, 2016

Now in its second year, Destiny Middle School’s leaders, teacher team, and support staff are working tirelessly to build upon the success we saw in the first year. “We are working to be incredibly responsive to the needs of our students and building a consistent culture of academic achievement”, says Principal Kyna Williams.






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Meredith Davis

A New Captain for the Hillcrest Vikings

October 4, 2016

The public part of Green Dot Public Schools is what motivates Hillcrest High School’s Principal Meredith Davis and informs her approach to leadership: “We work with every single student that walks through our doors — we don’t turn children away. Regardless of where they live or what their zip code is, children deserve a high quality educational choice in their neighborhood.”






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College Persistence

How We Serve All Students Is a Question of Our Values

September 30, 2016

We aim to prepare all students for college, leadership, and life — including students who need additional support. Our School Leaders, Special Education Program Administrators, School psychologist, Special Education Assistants, DIS Service Providers, Office Staff, Clinical Supervisors, and Curriculum Directors all work together to ensure that each of our students have access to the resources he or she needs.






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Green Dot Tennessee Students Are Graduating ready for College, Leadership and Life

September 22, 2016

It’s all about the students at Green Dot schools, and our Tennessee students are thriving. “I’m going to college. It wasn’t [always] a thing that was on my mind. When Green Dot came, they really stressed it. College, leadership and life. They put it in my mind that if you want to be successful, you have to go to college,” says one Fairley High School student.






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