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Destiny in Year Two: Continuing the Hard Work to Make an Excellent School

October 6, 2016
Destiny Middle School's teaching model is responsive to the needs of all students

Now in its second year, Destiny Middle School’s leaders, teacher team, and support staff are working tirelessly to build upon the success we saw in the first year. “We are working to be incredibly responsive to the needs of our students and building a consistent culture of academic achievement”, says Principal Kyna Williams.

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A New Captain for the Hillcrest Vikings

October 4, 2016
Meredith Davis

The public part of Green Dot Public Schools is what motivates Hillcrest High School’s Principal Meredith Davis and informs her approach to leadership: “We work with every single student that walks through our doors — we don’t turn children away. Regardless of where they live or what their zip code is, children deserve a high quality educational choice in their neighborhood.”

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How We Serve All Students Is a Question of Our Values

September 30, 2016
College Persistence

We aim to prepare all students for college, leadership, and life — including students who need additional support. Our School Leaders, Special Education Program Administrators, School psychologist, Special Education Assistants, DIS Service Providers, Office Staff, Clinical Supervisors, and Curriculum Directors all work together to ensure that each of our students have access to the resources he or she needs.

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Building a Next Generation Internship Program

September 22, 2016
Summer Internship

Throughout the summer at the Green Dot Public Schools’ home office, there were a half-dozen new faces working at desks, attending meetings, and walking the hallways. They belonged to the students in Green Dot’s first-ever internship program.

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Soaring with the Eagles in Memphis, TN

September 20, 2016
Sharon Gorsich

Since starting her role as Assistant Principal at Wooddale Middle School, Sharon Gorsich has made strengthening the school’s connection to the neighborhood around it one of her chief priorities.

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Connecting High School Scientists Across the Green Dot Network

September 15, 2016
Green Dot Network

Key to what we do at Green Dot is provide our students with opportunities they might not be able to get elsewhere. And that involves all of our staff getting to know our students so they can identify where those opportunities might be.

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A New Vision for Kirby Middle School

September 8, 2016
Kirby Middle School

“I come from a strong family of educators who believe in teaching children, reaching children while working in communities to change their circumstances,” says Kirby Middle School Principal Deadre Ussery. For Principal Deadre Ussery, creating truly successful outcomes means more than just helping students thrive–it means lifting families and communities along the way.

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#HopesAndDreams for the New School Year

August 8, 2016
Hopes and Dreams

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Helping Grow Global Citizens in South LA

August 4, 2016
global citizen

David Gomez, a Junior at Ánimo Jackie Robinson Charter High School, represents Los Angeles and his community at the Global Citizens Youth Summit.

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Strengthening Community Hubs, One Green Dot School at a Time — Now in Florence-Firestone

July 14, 2016
Animo Florence Firestone

As Green Dot Public Schools prepares to open a new middle school, Ánimo Florence-Firestone Middle School, in the fall, it isn’t hard to pin down why founding Principal Josh Hartford is excited about the new campus and community we are serving.

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Becoming a #GreenDotGrad to make College Dreams Come True

July 8, 2016
Grad

Green Dot Public Schools experienced many thrills during our graduation ceremonies in June. But the biggest one of all is the success of our thousands of graduating seniors. Making college dreams come true is really what drives everyone at Green Dot. We believe, we know, that a college education can be life-changing. We see proof of that each time one of our past grads returns to campus.

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Celebrating the Class of 2016

June 23, 2016
Class of 2016

Graduation season is always an inspirational time at Green Dot Public Schools. We honor our students as they realize their potential and walk the stage in cap and gown towards a successful future. To our grads: Keep it up!

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