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Keep Washington charter schools open

You helped us make history

April 15, 2016

by Bree Dusseault Executive Director, Green Dot Public Schools Washington It is with a full heart and gratitude that we are celebrating our students, families and supporters hard work and dedication that helped lead the way to the new public charter school law in Washington state. Last week Governor Inslee announced he would let the…

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college culture

College Culture and Deep Dish Pizza: An Interview with Fairley High School Principal

April 14, 2016

During their Spring Break, 22 Fairley High School students traveled to Chicago with Principal, Zach Samson, to tour local colleges. Opportunities like this help Green Dot Public Schools create and nurture a college-going culture that sets students up for success.






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school difference

What a Difference a School Makes

April 6, 2016

From the moment she walked onto the Oscar de la Hoya Ánimo Charter High School campus, Green Dot parent, Isela Castro, knew she had found some place different. She felt comfortable, and even before her son started school there, the educators were accepting of him and his needs.






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Green Dot Vote

Creating Real Community Change, One Green Dot Vote at a Time

March 31, 2016

Voter participation in the communities we serve is historically low. To address the need for more civic engagement among Green Dot families, the Green Dot Votes initiative seeks to register to vote individuals in the community and create a greater understanding of the link between civic engagement and policy change.






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charter schools

The Future of Charter Schools in 140 Characters or Less

March 28, 2016

Green Dot Public Schools, along with Third Way, the Century Foundation, and the National Alliance of Public Charter Schools, discussed the future of charter schools in a Twitter Chat back on March 9.






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Animo Inglewood students working on robot

Robot vs Robot: The Battle to Build the Best

March 24, 2016

  By Sue Jean Hong, Principal at Ánimo Inglewood Charter High School In South LA, technology-fueled educational opportunities can be few and far between. However, Green Dot schools Ánimo Inglewood Charter High School, Ánimo Pat Brown Charter High School, Ánimo Leadership Charter High School, and Alain Leroy Locke College Preparatory Academy are doing just that.…

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Future leaders

How Education Is Empowering Future Leaders in Tacoma

March 17, 2016

As a community, Tacoma, Washington is seeing young people excited to wake up to go to school every day and who are taking charge of their education. One Washington State family shares their story and the importance of school choice for their children and families just like theirs.






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Red dots green

The Magic of Turning Red Dots to Green

March 17, 2016

Since Green Dot’s founding 15 years ago, it has been our mission to turn red dots green. We hear from the perspective of a teacher who has seen the difference before and after Green Dot accepted leadership of Wooddale Middle School.






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Healthy Community

5 Capitals Needed for a Healthy Community

March 10, 2016

A healthy community must possess five different kinds of capital:
1. Human; 2. Social; 3. Political; 4. Intellectual, and, 5. Financial.
No single form of capital can be dominant; unrestrained by the others, each can create its own types of imbalance, and accompanying problems.






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Destiny Middle School

At Destiny Middle School, Nothing Is Impossible

March 7, 2016

Class president, Josh Covarrubius, on what Destiny Middle School means to him and why it’s important for Washington State to keep his school open.






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sxswedu

From South LA to Ivy League: The Official SXSWedu Panel by Green Dot Public Schools

March 4, 2016

For Ánimo Pat Brown alumni Alvaro Quintero and Jose Rodriguez, the SXSWedu panel serves as an opportunity to share their story of transition from high school in South LA to the Ivy League.






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Athletics & Academics – A sound mind in a sound body

March 1, 2016

These are just the kind of values and determination that students need to help propel them to opportunity and achievement.






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Civil Rights Movement

50 Years since the Civil Rights Movement: What’s changed? What remains the same?

February 26, 2016

As we recognize Black History Month at Green Dot Public Schools, we can focus on how the Civil Rights Movement during the 1960s transformed public school campuses throughout the South. Even as our nation has advanced toward better opportunities for all citizens, far too many inequities still remain.






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Washington State Charter Schools - Bree Dusseault

Answers to Commonly Asked Questions About Washington Charter Schools

February 23, 2016

Q&A with Executive Director of Green Dot Washington, Bree Dusseault, about Washington Charter Schools.






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#TFA25

How #TFA25 Reconnected Me to the Classroom

February 18, 2016

Teachers and leaders from TFA, like Nate Geller, Assistant Principal at Ánimo Phillis Wheatley, believe in the transformational power of rigorous academics and supportive school culture.






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Green Dot Alum Marco Solis

Small Schools, Huge Impact

February 11, 2016

For many families, the only option for a public education is an over-enrolled school within their designated district. This was true for the Solis family but they chose Green Dot. “My experience at APB was life-changing,” Solis recalls.






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The Dotties

The Fourth Annual Golden Dot Awards Nominees

February 9, 2016

The Golden Dot Awards celebrate educators and staff who are transforming the landscape of public education. We’re proud to announce the Fourth Annual “Dotties” Awards finalists!






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Teacher Culture

Does Teacher Culture Matter? A View Inside Green Dot’s Approach

February 4, 2016

Having the right teachers in our classrooms is among the most important challenges we face. It’s essential to students that we get it right – and we can’t do that without your help.






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Teach America

Life After Teach for America: How Green Dot Public Schools Builds on the “Foundation for Impact”

January 28, 2016

We spotlight one Green Dot teacher’s journey from Teach for America to classroom excellence, in anticipation of the TFA 25th Anniversary Summit.






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Supporting Teachers with a Little Help From Our Friends

January 21, 2016

Our teachers’ work is very demanding day in and day out. Last month, a team of Green Dot volunteers supported teachers by refreshing work spaces and classrooms.






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Escaping Poverty through Better Education and Community Organizing

January 14, 2016

As we remember Martin Luther King this weekend and the legacy he left, we prepare more Green Dot parents to organize together to improve their lives and the conditions in their communities.






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Back to School: More Than Just a Job

January 7, 2016

Returning from the holiday break can be rough. School classified employees, like Charles Durham and Marlon Byrd (pictured), help keep our students safe every day. Mr. Daymond Johnson, President of Ánimo Classified Employees Association and School Safety Officer at Ánimo Pat Brown, explains why his responsibility to the students makes going back to school that much easier.






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Green Dot Happy Holidays

#FutureUnwritten: This Season’s Match Up with Oscar De La Hoya

December 16, 2015

We are grateful to each of you for being our partners in making the Green Dot difference a reality. #FutureUnwritten






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Best Teacher Gifts

Best Teacher Gifts – as Decided by Teachers

December 10, 2015

We asked our teachers: What is the most memorable or best teacher gift you’ve ever received? Here is a little of what they had to say.






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