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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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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 music

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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Animo Ralph Bunche Graduation

What Does "Ánimo" Mean?

February 13, 2015

Of Green Dot’s 22 schools, 17 have the word Ánimo in their name. What does ánimo mean? And why is it so important to Green Dot?






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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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United Parents Assembly

Thousands of Parents Gather for Inaugural United Parents Assembly

January 28, 2015

Thousands of Parents Gather for Inaugural United Parents Assembly






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Our Alumni Tell Us How They Are Succeeding

January 28, 2015

Green Dot Public Schools check in with alumni.






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