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“Golden” Prom Makeovers for Oscar De La Hoya Seniors

June 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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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 High School Band - Matthew Cotton, Director

Locke High School Band Begins March Back To Glory

April 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

April 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?

April 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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Animo Ralph Bunche Students

Rethinking Suspensions

March 26, 2015

Student suspension rates at America’s public schools have received a lot of attention lately. Read about our approach to suspensions, and what we’re doing to improve student outcomes.

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12 Inspirational Quotes from the 2015 Golden Dot Award Winners

March 19, 2015

The Golden Dot Awards are an opportunity to honor the hard work and dedication of Green Dot’s outstanding teachers, administrators, and staff. This year, we asked each of the winners to share the best career advice they received that helped them get to where they are today.

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A Different Kind of Teachers Union

March 12, 2015

Salina Joiner, President of AMU, Green Dots teachers union, discusses her path to leadership and what makes AMU unique.

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Animo Inglewood Charter High School Graduate

What Makes a Charter Smarter?

February 26, 2015

A new article by Richard D. Kahlenberg and Halley Potter in the journal Educational Leadership raises some tough questions for America’s charter schools.

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When Hockey and Robots Collide: Hockey-Bot

February 19, 2015

The first-ever Green Dot Public Schools Hockey-Bot competition showcased the engineering and computer science work of more than 100 Green Dot students.

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Green Dot Teacher of the Year 2014 William Heuisler

Green Dot Teacher of the Year 2014 – William Heuisler

February 5, 2015

Green Dot’s Teacher of the Year 2014, William Heuisler, talks about his journey as an educator, and what it means to him to be a part of Animo South Los Angeles Charter High School and Green Dot Public Schools.

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Locke High School Computer Lab

Addressing Access and Equity Gaps in Technology

January 30, 2015

Part of addressing access and equity gaps in technology is learning how to use it to help students build new skills.

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Green Dot Careers

Launch Your Green Dot Career

January 27, 2015

We’re excited to announce that Green Dot Careers is live and ready for viewing by educators across the globe!

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Animo Leadership students

Cherry-Picking the Truth

January 22, 2015

Critics often accuse charter schools of “cherry-picking” their students. Read Green Dot’s take on these claims by Cristina de Jesus, CEO, Green Dot Public Schools California.

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Third Annual Golden Dot Awards

The Third Annual Golden Dot Awards Nominees

January 22, 2015

We are proud to announce The Third Annual Golden Dot Awards! On Saturday evening, March 14th we’ll celebrate Green Dot educators and staff who are transforming the landscape of public education.

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Animo Leadership Charter High School

Animo Leadership Nominated for Building of the Year!

January 13, 2015

Animo Leadership was nominated for building of the year by American-Architects.com, and came in second place in the public vote!

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Among the Nation’s Best

January 7, 2015

This year, three different publications—U.S. News & World Report, Newsweek’s The Daily Beast, and Los Angeles Magazine—honored seven different Green Dot schools as among the best, both in Los Angeles and across the country.

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Empowering Green Dot Parents

Empowering Parents to Strengthen School Communities

December 13, 2014

As we – and others working with the community-school model – have learned, campus and community are absolutely intertwined.

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Green Dot Students Join Nationwide Chat with Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey

December 12, 2014

On Tuesday, December 9, students from Green Dot Public Schools helped kick off a week of events promoting computer science education as part of the “Hour of Code” that has more than 35,000 classroom sessions planned nationwide this week with Twitter Co-Founder, Jack Dorsey.

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Locke High School Parent Meeting

When Parents Make an Impact

December 9, 2014

Strong schools spring from strong communities. At Green Dot, just as we assert an unwavering belief in our students’ potential, so do we declare our deep trust in the potential parent impact. We believe in them, and invest in their future.

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Green Dot Students Studying

The Power of Preparation

December 2, 2014

Green Dot uses a wide range of training methods to develop a team of highly effective teachers through the power of preparation

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