Perspective

Green Dot Alumnus ‘Never Thought About College’ Now Excelling at Georgetown

October 30, 2017
college

Despite the rigorous college preparatory curriculum he experienced at AJR, Gomez couldn’t imagine himself in college, let alone fathom he’d be studying international politics at a top-flight school like Georgetown University.

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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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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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Solar Eclipse Sparks Curiosity of Green Dot’s Young Scientists Across the Nation

September 13, 2017
Solar Eclipse

This summer, Green Dot students witnessed the first total solar eclipse in the United States since 1979. Green Dot educators saw this as a great opportunity to continue linking current events and natural phenomena to the classroom, encouraging students to tap into their innate curiosity.

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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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Statement by Green Dot CEO Marco Petruzzi on the Trump Administration’s Decision to Repeal DACA

September 7, 2017
DACA

We are deeply disappointed and frustrated about this week’s announcement from the Trump Administration repealing Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) over the next six months.

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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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