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Students Respond to Hurricane Harvey

October 5, 2017
Hurricane

After witnessing the devastating effects of Hurricane Harvey on the community of Houston and Southeast Texas, Student Council members at Ánimo Pat Brown Charter High School raised over a thousand dollars to donate to the United Way of Greater Houston, to help those impacted.

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Former NBA Players Help Green Dot Students Kick off the School Year

September 28, 2017
Collegespring

CollegeSpring Kick Off 2017 from Green Dot Public Schools on Vimeo. We’ve collaborated with nonprofit CollegeSpring to provide our students with further opportunities and resources for college preparation. CollegeSpring mentors support Green Dot juniors at several campuses with additional SAT test preparation, the college application process, and how to navigate financial aid. To kick off…

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Shoe Design Contest Winner Tours Vans Headquarters

September 25, 2017
Shoe

This summer, Locke alumni Juan Gomez spent the day at Vans Headquarters in Costa Mesa, shadowing Safir Bellali, a product designer who now heads up the Innovation efforts at Vans.

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For the Record: GDPS California Addresses Misinformation on Teacher Chronic Absenteeism

September 20, 2017
Absenteeism

Cristina de Jesus Chief Executive Officer, Green Dot Public Schools California Angel G Maldonado President, Asociación de Maestros Unidos (Union representing Green Dot CA’s teachers) While we appreciate Fordham Institute’s longtime support of the charter school movement, and their recognition of the excellent education that Green Dot Public Schools provides, we take issue with both the…

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‘Are There Many Books in LA?’: Locke Student Recalls Her Journey to the United States

September 19, 2017
journey

In a time of national immigration discourse framed predominantly around policy, Lily’s story reminds us to consider the human experience of leaving home.

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JetTalk: Maria Scileppi on Turning Your Passion Into a Career

September 12, 2017
career

Students at Alain LeRoy Locke College Preparatory Academy earned how they could turn their passions into a career, thanks to director of 72U, Maria Scileppi.

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The 74 — Terry: 3 Things Every New Teacher Should Know That the Advice Books Won’t Tell Them

September 11, 2017
New Teacher

Read three practical tips to help you thrive in your first year of teaching and beyond, gleaned from Kris Terry’s experience as a new teacher, school principal and Director of New Teacher Development.

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Meet a Few of the Founding Faces of Destiny Middle School

September 5, 2017
Founding

Meet some of our founding members of the Destiny Middle School family who are excited for the opportunity to make this school year a memorable one for all students and families.

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Meet Ricardo Carranza, the Welcoming Smile of Kirby

August 31, 2017
Carranza

On any given day at Kirby Middle School, you can guarantee to be greeted by the welcoming smile of Office Assistant Ricardo Carranza.

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How Comic Books Can Create Community in the Classroom

August 24, 2017
Comic Books

This summer, Green Dot curriculum specialist Peter Carlson taught educators from all over the world how they could incorporate comic books in the classroom at Comi-Con.

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Just Keep Swimming: An Educator’s Letter to College Freshmen

August 21, 2017
College

English teacher Catherine Stine shares words of encouragement with Green Dot alumni embarking on their first year of college.

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Green Dot Welcomes Excel Students and Staff to the Family

August 17, 2017
Excel

It’s official! When Excel Public Charter School in Kent, Washington opens its doors in the August of 2017, it will do so as part of the Green Dot family, making it our third school in the Washington region.

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