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Summer Bridge

Ease into the First Day of School with Summer Bridge

July 21, 2016

Summer Bridge is offered to all incoming sixth- and ninth-graders – those students taking the big step from one school environment to another. The program is meant to ease those first-day fears students experience when stepping onto a new campus.

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Animo Florence Firestone

Strengthening Community Hubs, One Green Dot School at a Time — Now in Florence-Firestone

July 14, 2016

As Green Dot Public Schools prepares to open a new middle school, Ánimo Florence-Firestone Middle School, in the fall, it isn’t hard to pin down why founding Principal Josh Hartford is excited about the new campus and community we are serving.

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Grad

Becoming a #GreenDotGrad to make College Dreams Come True

July 8, 2016

Green Dot Public Schools experienced many thrills during our graduation ceremonies in June. But the biggest one of all is the success of our thousands of graduating seniors. Making college dreams come true is really what drives everyone at Green Dot. We believe, we know, that a college education can be life-changing. We see proof of that each time one of our past grads returns to campus.

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Party at the Polls

Get on the Bus; First-Time Voters Get a Ride to the Polls

June 30, 2016

#PartyatthePolls built excitement around the major milestone of voting for the first time for students at five of our 11 high schools in California.

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Class of 2016

Celebrating the Class of 2016

June 23, 2016

Graduation season is always an inspirational time at Green Dot Public Schools. We honor our students as they realize their potential and walk the stage in cap and gown towards a successful future. To our grads: Keep it up!

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Father's Day

By Doing Good in the Community, a Father does Right by his Sons

June 16, 2016

As Father’s Day approaches, we acknowledge the fathers in our own communities and what it takes to properly raise our families and advocate for our communities. It takes both love and power, especially in the face of barriers and opposition.

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College Persistence

Closing the College Completion Gap with College Persistence

June 2, 2016

Today, the biggest driver of upward mobility is education. Without a college degree, half of those raised in the lowest-income families will remain in poverty throughout their adult lives. But with a college degree, nine out of ten will escape the poverty of their youth. The Green Dot Public Schools College Persistence Initiative seeks to close the college completion gap for low-income students.

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JROTC

JROTC Provides Memorable Experiences for Locke Cadets

May 25, 2016

Memorial Day is a holiday where we honor those who have fought for our country. Locke’s Navy JROTC program focuses on citizenship and leadership development. The program also provides an opportunity for mentors to work with students.

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Professional Development

Professional Development Guided by Teachers for Teachers

May 19, 2016

All Green Dot Days are days devoted to professional development and provided throughout the school year. We are an ever-evolving organization and we believe that our professional development should reflect that.

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Students Succeed

Finding the Right Supports to Help All Students Succeed

May 17, 2016

We’re building a school culture for our students to learn and develop new academic and social skills. We focus on a full inclusion learning environment, so that all our students with special needs have access to the general education setting.

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Super Mom

Super Moms at the Heart of Green Dot’s Success

May 12, 2016

One of the most effective ways to attack persistently low student outcomes, lingering education inequities, and the intractable achievement gap is to involve parents. We work hard to nurture the organized power of our parents, like these “Super Moms”, to drive positive change in our neighborhoods.

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Teacher Appreciation Week

Teacher Appreciation Week

May 5, 2016

The difference our teachers make in the lives of our students does not go unnoticed. During this week’s Teacher Appreciation Week, take an extra moment to thank the educators in your life: whether they are teaching your children, they taught you when you were in school, or they are a neighbor or colleague.

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