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Veronica

Teaching at a Transformation School with Veronica Robinson

April 23, 2018

Ánimo Phillis Wheatley science teacher Veronica Robinson shares why it’s so important to her to be teaching at a transformation school.

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Yordy

Meet Yordy: A Transformed Attitude at a Transformation School

April 17, 2018

“In elementary school, I was not doing good. I never wanted to go to school,” said Yordy Estevez, an eighth grader at Kirby Middle School. ”But at Kirby, it’s different–it’s so fun to be here. I love coming to school.”

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Alexandre

Meet Alexandre Burrall, English Teacher at Ánimo Phillis Wheatley

April 13, 2018

Meet Alexandre Burrall, English Teacher at Ánimo Phillis Wheatley Charter Middle School, one of our transformation schools.

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cristina

The Broad Center — Cristina de Jesus – An advocate for education

April 4, 2018

The Broad Center features Green Dot California CEO Cristina de Jesus on their blog.

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Lowe

Why This Artist Knew She Belonged in the Classroom

April 4, 2018

During her time at Green Dot, Stephanie Lowe, Ánimo College Preparatory Academy art teacher, has helped establish two Advanced Placement (AP) art programs and exposed students to museums and landmarks across California, and even across the world in a trip to Europe!

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parent

Parents at Excel Help Build the Family Feel

April 2, 2018

Two Excel Public Charter School parents, Office Coordinator Jessica Youmans and parent volunteer Jessica Berglund, share their experience with sending their students to a school that feels like a family.

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vision

What it Takes to Build a School Vision

April 2, 2018

Ánimo Mae Jemison Charter Middle School Principal Nate Geller has spent the past year working with staff, students, and families to reinvent school culture and build a new vision that can help them see the future they are building together.

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finalists

Announcing the Sixth Annual Golden Dot Awards Finalists

March 28, 2018

Meet the finalists for the Sixth Annual Golden Dot Awards!

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magnet

How Destiny Middle School is Supporting Students Beyond Its Own Doors

March 15, 2018

At Destiny Middle School, we’re excited that over 20 students from the current eighth grade class have been accepted to local magnet programs.

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quinceanera

LA Times–HBO docu-series ’15: A Quinceañera Story’ showcases L.A. natives Ashley and Zoey, a boxer and a trans Latina

March 12, 2018

An ODLH student was featured in HBO’s docu-series about quinceañeras in Los Angeles.

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wellness

Ánimo Westside Students Win Funding for Wellness Program

March 6, 2018

Young women at Ánimo Westside Charter Middle School received seed funding to create social change at their school and within their community by launching Regular Girl Fitness.

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parent

How Ánimo Mae Jemison is Strengthening Parent Relationships

March 5, 2018

Ánimo Mae Jemison Charter Middle School works closely with parents to bridge the gap between students’ home and school lives. In addition to the traditional back-to-school nights and School Advisory Council (SAC) meetings, Green Dot partners with United Parents and Students (UPAS) to offer a series of Parent Academy workshops.

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