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Green Dot’s AIR Program is Developing the Urban Public School Leaders of the Future

November 5, 2015

Green Dot’s Administrators-in-Residence (AIR) is a paid leadership training program that seeks to increase the number of highly effective school leaders successfully turning around the country’s most persistently low-performing schools through three research-based program components: relevant curriculum, supported immersion, and collaborative problem solving.

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Fairley HS Students Studying

The Science Behind a School Restart

October 29, 2015

Green Dot Public Schools is seeking to disrupt the cycle of poverty in under served neighborhoods with a goal of graduating students at a higher rate than their peers in more affluent areas. The idea is that the more normative post-secondary opportunities and readiness are, the more gateways out of poverty can grow. We already know that one’s chances of escaping poverty tumble without a quality post-secondary education.

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Destiny Middle School Student

The Need for Public School Choice for Teachers

October 22, 2015

Destiny Middle School 6th Grade English Language Arts and Literacy Enrichment teacher, Kayla Vickaryous, reflects on the importance of public school choice for teachers, parents and students.

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Common Core Bootcamp

Green Dot Public Schools’ Approach to the Common Core

October 15, 2015

For too long, unaligned standards disguised educational inequity across schools, districts, and states. A common core of knowledge and skills ensures that all students are held to the same rigorous expectations; that all students are given the opportunity to achieve their true potential.

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From Federal Grants to Fundamental Facts- Get the News About Public Charter Schools

October 9, 2015

As we celebrate public charter schools that help children from disadvantaged backgrounds, we must continue empowering educators to create great schools while holding ourselves to the highest possible standards of excellence.

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Green Dot Students Using Computers

A Vision for Education Technology

September 23, 2015

Green Dot Public Schools’ investments in a robust technology infrastructure, high-quality devices, a world-class service model, and mechanisms for innovation and project management have created a strong foundation for the successful expansion of education technology in schools and classrooms.

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Green Dot Ambassadors Define Hands-on-Philanthropy

September 18, 2015

The Green Dot Ambassador Program is a way to inform and develop the next generation of community and city leaders to take on the important task of being a steward for the well-being and education of our city’s youth.

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Ensuring Success for Students in Washington Charters

September 9, 2015

On Friday, September 4th, the Washington State Supreme Court made the extraordinary decision that it is unconstitutional for Washington charters to operate. There is, however, a demand in the state for high-quality educational options to traditional schools. Parents want—and students deserve—public schools choice.

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September is Voter Registration Month

September 3, 2015

Green Dot’s Community Engagement Team works with schools to raise awareness of the democratic process during voter registration month.

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Locke High: Empowering Positive Change in Watts

August 29, 2015

By Dr. Peggy Gutierrez Principal at Alain LeRoy Locke High School since 2008 The Flashpoint At 7pm on the evening of August 11th 1965, a Wednesday, at the intersection of Avalon Boulevard and 116th street, Marquette Frye was stopped and arrested for driving under the influence. The incident quickly escalated into one of the largest and deadliest…

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Newsweek Publishes America’s Top High Schools 2015, Green Dot Beats the Odds

August 22, 2015

This week, Newsweek published its America’s Top High Schools 2015 list. Three Green Dot public schools were recognized for helping low-income students beat the odds.

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A School Cheer to Start the Year

August 13, 2015

For this year’s All Green Dot Day, we challenged our schools to create a school cheer to show their spirit, and to compete in a social media contest.

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All Green Dot Day

Back-to-School Kick-Off with All Green Dot Day

August 7, 2015

Nobody does back-to-school quite like Green Dot Public Schools. At All Green Dot Day we come together for a day of celebration, recognition, mission focus, and personal development.

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Green Dot Student and Teacher Celebrated at White House

July 30, 2015

Two members of Green Dot’s community were among those honored in separate ceremonies at the White House.

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Green Dot Washington Opens First Public Charter Middle School in Puget Sound

July 24, 2015

Guest writer, Bree Dusseault, Executive Director of Green Dot Public Schools Washington, introduces us to Destiny Charter Middle School.

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Travel Changes Lives of Green Dot Seniors

July 16, 2015

The high school “senior trip” is something of an American tradition; an opportunity for twelfth graders to exert their independence and broaden their horizons before college. Now in its third year, the Ánimo Venice senior class trip reflects two key principles for Green Dot: an unwavering belief in students’ potential, and the importance of personal responsibility.

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Santa Monica Community College

Green Dot Public Schools’ Students Inspired by College Tours

July 9, 2015

As part of Green Dot Public Schools’ commitment to prepare its students to succeed in college, leadership, and life, ninth and tenth graders from Oscar de la Hoya Ánimo Charter High School (ODLH) took part in college tours to UC Riverside and UC San Diego.

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A Year-End Message from Marco Petruzzi – CEO of Green Dot Public Schools National

July 2, 2015

A year-end message from Green Dot Public School’s CEO. A few highlights from the past 12 months to thank our team members whose hard work, creative thinking and commitment to our organization have collectively made such a powerful and positive difference for our students and their communities.

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What Is the Value of a College Scholarship?

June 26, 2015

Scholarships are far more than a charitable means of paying college fees: they are a vital component of sustainable community revitalization.

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Class of 2015

Congratulations, Class of 2015

June 18, 2015

We are so very proud of the achievements of the graduating class of 2015. Congratulations!

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Scientist

Scientists and Engineers STEM from Green Dot

June 11, 2015

Green Dot supports young scientists and engineers at Ánimo Leadership Charter High School’s eight annual science fair.

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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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Class of 2015

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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