Perspective

mentor

Back-to-School Advice From a Green Dot Alum

August 11, 2017

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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summer melt

Cooling the Melt: Helping Our Students Get to Day One of Freshmen Year at College

August 10, 2017

A phenomena known as “summer melt” is a representation of the obstacles faced by many first year and first generation college students. This is why Green Dot’s educational model has built-in supports in the form of summer workshops, support groups, mentors, and outreach.

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Hillcrest Class of 2017

Parting Wisdom from Hillcrest’s Class of 2017

July 7, 2017

This is Hillcrest’s first graduation under Green Dot’s operation of the school, making it a very special Class of 2017. At this year’s graduation ceremony, the Hillcrest valedicotiran and two salutatorians shared insight and encouragement with their classmates.

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Special Olympics

Special Olympics Breaks Down Stereotypes and Builds Cohesion

July 5, 2017

The thumps of basketballs hitting the pavement were muffled over the applause of the audience, as Ánimo Western Charter Middle School and Ánimo Phillis Wheatley Charter Middle School students played in their first Special Olympics Unified Sports game.

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Reading

Recalculating Trajectory: Intervention Courses Put Students Back on the Path to College

July 3, 2017

Two years ago when Destiny Middle School, Tacoma’s first charter public middle school, opened its doors, more than 80% of the students were reading below grade level. Jenni Denison’s son Isaiah was one of those students.

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LA Stands for All

Kevin de Leon Meets with Charter Parents to Talk Immigration Policy

June 22, 2017

This spring, parents and students from Green Dot Public Schools’United Parents and Students, KIPP Public Charter Schools, and Magnolia Public Schools, hosted the LA Stands for All Immigrant Families assembly, a collective effort to protect the rights of the families our schools serve — and by extension, families like them across the city.

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Jeramiah Winston

Inglewood to Stanford: a Green Dot Alumnus Makes His Way

June 7, 2017

As he walked through the ivory columns of one of California’s most distinguished academic institution, Ánimo Inglewood Charter High School alumnus and valedictorian Jeramiah Winston asked himself, “Do I belong here?”

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Golden Dot Awards

Maguire: ‘We have never been more certain of your boundless potential’

May 25, 2017

In her acceptance speech, 2017 Green Dot Principal of the Year Meghan Maguire shares an inspiring message.

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Tiana Diggs

Tiana Diggs: The Fulfillment of a Promise

May 9, 2017

I was a first year teacher with Green Dot, and at my very first All Green Dot Day I remember feeling so lost and overwhelmed with all I had to do to prepare for my students. Today, I am not only a Physical Sciences teacher, but also a Demo Classroom teacher, an Instructional Leadership teacher, a Professional Development Leader, and a New Mentor teacher. Through these roles I have the privilege of coaching and mentoring teachers from across the Green Dot network.

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After School Program

Middle School After School Programs: the Risk of Cutting Back Expanded Learning

May 5, 2017

At Green Dot Public Schools, we view after school programs as an extension of the academic day. Many of our students are entering our schools significantly behind grade level. While we strategically schedule classes to provide appropriate interventions, our after school programs provide middle school and high school students with a space for additional support…

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