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City Year

City Year: Building Relationships for Positive Learning Environments

June 19, 2017

City Year worked with Locke College Preparatory Academy for the past three years to identify students who may need additional support and outreach, pairing them with a City Year mentor. In addition to academic supports, students receive art, music, and sport enrichment opportunities to help them develop holistically.

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Robotics

Robotics: It’s Not All Nuts and Bolts

June 15, 2017

A feeling of camaraderie filled the room as students shared their feelings of anxiousness and pride with other students at the third annual Green Dot Robotics Competition.

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Quinteros

Assemblymember Gipson Honors Ánimo Watts Teacher

June 13, 2017

Assemblymember Mike Gipson honored Ánimo Watts teacher Lesley Quinteros for her commitment to her community and her students.

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graduation

Memphis Seniors Graduate Ready For College, Leadership and Life

June 12, 2017

Green Dot leadership, educators and staff proudly celebrate the end of a successful school year as 209 students from our two high schools in Memphis walk the stage at their graduation ceremonies.

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Jeramiah Winston

Inglewood to Stanford: a Green Dot Alumnus Makes His Way

June 7, 2017

As he walked through the ivory columns of one of California’s most distinguished academic institution, Ánimo Inglewood Charter High School alumnus and valedictorian Jeramiah Winston asked himself, “Do I belong here?”

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Gene Robinson

Robinson Joins Fairley as Football Coach and Athletic Director

June 6, 2017

Green Dot is excited to welcome the new head football coach and Athletic Director at Fairley High School: Gene Robinson III.

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Launch to College

How We Build Community Among Our Graduates

June 1, 2017

Last month, hundreds of students and educators gathered to celebrate our college-bound seniors’ journey into higher education at the fourth annual Launch to College event.

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Cleaves

Cleaves Joins Green Dot as Leader of Bluff City High School

May 30, 2017

Bluff City High School has a new principal – Jonas G. Cleaves will be joining the Green Dot family as the school’s leader this fall.

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Golden Dot Awards

Maguire: ‘We have never been more certain of your boundless potential’

May 25, 2017

In her acceptance speech, 2017 Green Dot Principal of the Year Meghan Maguire shares an inspiring message.

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Rainier Valley

Rainier Valley Leadership Academy to Open in Seattle

May 22, 2017

Green Dot is excited to announce a high quality middle school option for students throughout Seattle: Rainier Valley Leadership Academy is set to open its doors for the first time in August 2017.

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Education Support Professionals

Happy Education Support Professionals Week!

May 21, 2017

This week is Education Support Professionals Week in California. Green Dot would like to thank our campus security officers, parent coordinators, office assistants, school operations managers and instructional aides for the amazing work they do for our students.

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Mars

With the Help of Nasa, Green Dot Students Visit Mars

May 18, 2017

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.

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Race to College

Creating Scholarship Opportunities at Green Dot’s First 5K

May 17, 2017

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.

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Bluff City

Welcoming a New Green Dot High School in Hickory Hill

May 15, 2017

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.

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Book

Locke Students Reflect on South LA’s History and Write a New Chapter…in Their Own Book

May 9, 2017

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.

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Tiana Diggs

Tiana Diggs: The Fulfillment of a Promise

May 9, 2017

I was a first year teacher with Green Dot, and at my very first All Green Dot Day I remember feeling so lost and overwhelmed with all I had to do to prepare for my students. Today, I am not only a Physical Sciences teacher, but also a Demo Classroom teacher, an Instructional Leadership teacher, a Professional Development Leader, and a New Mentor teacher. Through these roles I have the privilege of coaching and mentoring teachers from across the Green Dot network.

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After School Program

Middle School After School Programs: the Risk of Cutting Back Expanded Learning

May 5, 2017

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…

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Locke music

National Association Recognizes Locke Music Program

May 4, 2017

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.

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Heroes in Education

Five Green Dot Teachers Honored as Heroes of Education

May 3, 2017

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.

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Best High School

Nine Green Dot High Schools Rank in U.S. News & World Report’s Best

April 26, 2017

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.

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Mark Garcia

In Memoriam: Labor and Education Hero Mike Garcia

April 24, 2017

This week we honor the life of labor hero Mike Garcia, a powerful leader of labor movements in the west, and a former member of the Green Dot Public Schools Board of Directors.

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Power

How Organized Parents and Students Empower Communities

April 20, 2017

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.

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Gold Ribbon

California’s Gold Ribbon Awarded to Three Green Dot Schools

April 18, 2017

Ánimo Inglewood and Ánimo Leadership were awarded California’s highest educational honor, a Gold Ribbon School Award. They join Ánimo Pat Brown, who received a Gold Ribbon Award in 2015.

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Teen Adventure Challenge

Adventures Outside the Classroom: Green Dot Teens Are Up to the Challenge

April 13, 2017

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.

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