Perspective

Fostering Safe Communities Through Restorative Justice Practices

October 14, 2016
Restorative Justice

For far too long, and far too often, harsh discipline has been the de facto way schools have tried to maintain a safe environment. Removing students from the learning environment in order to issue consequences for negative behavior does not teach what to do when confronted with difficult choices, conflicts, or emotions, and instead, often results in future disciplinary action. Thankfully, this is changing.

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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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Green Dot Tennessee Students Are Graduating ready for College, Leadership and Life

September 22, 2016

It’s all about the students at Green Dot schools, and our Tennessee students are thriving. “I’m going to college. It wasn’t [always] a thing that was on my mind. When Green Dot came, they really stressed it. College, leadership and life. They put it in my mind that if you want to be successful, you have to go to college,” says one Fairley High School student.

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“A more Perfect Union” The Importance of Labor Day

September 1, 2016
Labor Day

As we reflect on the history and the meaning of Labor Day and rightly celebrate organized workers’ accomplishments, we must work to expand those to all in our nation, and to think and stand for the whole, seeing our country truly as “one nation, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.”

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Back to School 2016-2017: Looking Ahead to the New School Year

August 25, 2016
Back to School

As the new school year kicks off, we have been bustling with many details on all of our Green Dot Public School campuses.

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Educators Have the Power to Change Outcomes for Students

August 19, 2016

Recently the New York Times published an editorial called “The Common Core Costs Billions and Hurts Students”. In response, former LAUSD Board Chair and LAUSD Superintendent- both Green Dot Public Schools Board Members- offer their thoughts.

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Building Confidence One Scene at a Time: a Spotlight on Drama Programs at Green Dot

July 28, 2016
Drama program

We believe arts education is so critical that Green Dot Public Schools has incorporated classes such as drama into its daily curriculum. Drama teachers throughout Green Dot’s campuses all share the same conviction: that arts classes are essential pieces to a student’s education.

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Supporting Students after the School Bell: A Focus on After School Programs

July 13, 2016
after school program

In Washington, after school programs give students time to explore their passions and learn skills such as teamwork and building relationships.

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Common Core at 2: More persistence, more critical thinking

June 9, 2016
Common Core

With a year of teaching Common Core under their belts, Green Dot teachers are reporting that their students are showing more critical thinking and perseverance– both essential to success in school and in life.

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Jenesse Center: Holding a Youthful Conversation on a Serious Topic

May 16, 2016
Jenesse Center

250 students from Alain Leroy Locke College Preparatory Academy traveled across Los Angeles to take part in a Youth Conversation to raise awareness about teen dating violence, in collaboration with Jenesse Center, a Los Angeles-based domestic violence intervention program.

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