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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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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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VOTE NOW: Green Dot Submits Three Panels for 2018 SXSWedu Conference & Festival

August 14, 2017
SXSWedu

For its third year in a row, Green Dot submitted proposals for our educators, leadership team and staff to lead panel discussions at the SXSWedu annual conference in Austin, TX. Vote for Green Dot’s panels today!

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Back-to-School Advice From a Green Dot Alum

August 11, 2017
mentor

Ánimo Leadership Alumna and Green Dot University Mentor Sandra Estrada offers her back-to-school advice to current Green Dot students.

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