Perspective

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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Best High School

Nine Green Dot High Schools Rank in U.S. News & World Report’s Best

April 26, 2017

This week, the U.S. News & World Report issued its Best High Schools 2017 report. The report recognizes each of our nine independent public charter high schools as among the best across in the nation.

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Power

How Organized Parents and Students Empower Communities

April 20, 2017

In education, poverty is still the principal indicator of quality — where working class families can ask for change, but, without power, they cannot demand it. United Parents and Students, an affiliate of Green Dot Public Schools National, is working to change that.

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trump

USA Today: Mr. Trump, Don’t boost our budgets while cutting education

March 28, 2017

USA Today: “In the “skinny budget” that the White House released this month, President Trump offered $168 million in new funds for charter schools. As public charter school operators, we appreciate the proposed investment in new schools like ours.”

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Hidden Figures

Young Women in STEM Reach for and Mingle with the Stars

January 26, 2017

More than ever there is a need for diverse minds whose unique backgrounds will allow America to continue to innovate and make vital scientific advancements similar to the efforts of the women in Hidden Figures.

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Facing History and Ourselves

Facing History and Ourselves: Nurturing a Positive and Compassionate School Culture

January 19, 2017

“Our partnership with Facing History and Ourselves (FHAO) helps students understand how they and others make choices, good or bad, and how these choices affect our history,” says Ánimo Jackie Robinson Principal, Kristen Botello. The integrated FHAO curriculum fosters an ethical school culture so students can effectively build and maintain positive relationships for themselves.

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