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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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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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Green Dot Mosaic

The Core Values that Guide Us

January 15, 2015

Green Dot’s core values reflect the principles that direct the decisions we make.






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Animo Leadership Charter High School

Ánimo 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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Green Dot ASLA Student

It’s All About the Students

December 23, 2014

We have an expression at Green Dot that captures one of our core beliefs: It’s all about the students. Everything we do, every decision we make, every piece of curriculum we consider, we measure it against the positive difference it might make for our students.






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15 Years of Green Dot Public Schools

Celebrating 15 Years of Possibility

December 17, 2014

We invite you to stand with us as we celebrate our past 15 years and look ahead to the positive years of possibilities.






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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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Rube Goldberg Contest Winners

A Winning Round in the Rube Goldberg Machine Contest

November 25, 2014

The Ánimo Venice Physics Club recently won the regional Rube Goldberg Machine Contest and are headed to Nationals!






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Animo Venice Charter High School Arts

Mandala Lessons in Chalk

November 25, 2014

Earlier this year, art students at Ánimo Venice worked with two famous street artists to create several outstanding mandalas.






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Unionized James Brock at ODLH

Valuing All Voices in Unionized Charter Schools

November 18, 2014

GDPS California CEO Cristina de Jesus interviewed in Ed Week about Green Dot’s unionized charter school model.






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