Programs

With the Help of Nasa, Green Dot Students Visit Mars

May 18, 2017
Mars

Earlier this month, courtesy of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, students at Alain LeRoy Locke College Preparatory Academy were transported to another planet: Mars. Three designers and engineers from JPL visited Locke to speak with students as part of its JetSpace Talks series.

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Locke Students Reflect on South LA’s History and Write a New Chapter…in Their Own Book

May 9, 2017
Book

Students at Alain LeRoy Locke College Preparatory Academy are soon-to-be published authors. Locke was selected by 826LA to participate in their annual Young Authors Book Project. Their book, When the Moon is Up, will be available for purchase on May 19th, 2017.

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

May 5, 2017
After School Program

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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National Association Recognizes Locke Music Program

May 4, 2017
Locke music

This April, ninety-two schools across the country were recognized by the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Foundation for prioritizing music education in their curriculum. Green Dot’s own Alain Leroy Locke College Preparatory Academy received the Support Music Merit Award for the second year in a row, acknowledging our commitment to ensure students have access to the widely understood benefit of music education.

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How Organized Parents and Students Empower Communities

April 20, 2017
Power

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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Adventures Outside the Classroom: Green Dot Teens Are Up to the Challenge

April 13, 2017
Teen Adventure Challenge

This spring eight teams of Green Dot students and school staff conquered a one-of-a-kind outdoor adventure that tested their endurance, strength and teamwork.

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Reimagining Rigor through the Arts at Ánimo Venice

April 6, 2017
reimagining rigor

Art is more than a series of classes at Ánimo Venice, it is a program that offers a gateway to the human experience, an opportunity for authentic learning to teach students about themselves in relationship to the world around them.

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What August Wilson, Denzel Washington and Ánimo Leadership Students Have in Common

March 23, 2017
theater

This semester, drama students at Ánimo Leadership Charter High School were chosen by the Center Theatre Group to participate in an August Wilson residency, created to advance students’ development as scholars and artists. Wilson was a Pulitzer Prize winning playwright, whose work included Fences, which was adapted for the screen by Denzel Washington and nominated for four Academy Awards this year.

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Women of Color Combat Bullying in Watts

March 17, 2017
bullying

Motivated by personal experiences and hard work, Women of Color is working to make their community better by bringing awareness to the impact of bullying.

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Literacy Leaps Ahead at Kirby

March 14, 2017
Literacy

“We don’t always know where students are coming from, they may or may not have the same background as us, but it’s our job to understand them.” – Monifa Roberts Monifa Roberts is a Literacy Enrichment Teacher at Kirby Middle School in Memphis, TN. Though a veteran public educator with over a decade of teaching experience,…

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