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Clark Atlanta

Why So Many Fairley Students Are Heading to Clark Atlanta University

Jul 11, 2018

When Fairley High School alumni and former teacher Cafabian Heard first walked on to the campus of Clark Atlanta University, little did he know that soon enough a trail of Fairley alumni would soon be following his footsteps, largely due to his mentorship and encouragement.

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band

Chalkbeat–How one group unites, provides opportunities for Memphis-area musicians

Jul 3, 2018

Chalkbeat features Fairley High School’s band in their preparation for this year’s Independence Showdown Battle of the Bands.

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class of 2018

Check Out the Smiles of the Class of 2018

Jun 28, 2018

Green Dot is proud to celebrate the Class of 2018! This year marked a number of milestones for our schools, and as we reflect on the school year, it’s clear how much there is to celebrate.

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Darryl

Meet Darryl: Developing a Joyful Resilience at Bluff City High School

May 30, 2018

“Every day I walk into this school, I try to make the best impression and show my teachers that I’m that guy who’s going to do something great with their life,” says Darryl Buchanan, a freshman in the founding class at Bluff City High School. “I try to make everyone proud.”

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awards

And the Winners of the Sixth Annual Golden Dot Awards Are…

May 17, 2018

On May 5, 2018, eight Golden Dot Awards were given to staff who exemplify Green Dot Public Schools’ core values. Take a look at this year’s winners!

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appreciation

Happy Teacher Appreciation Day from Green Dot Public Schools!

May 9, 2018

Happy Teacher Appreciation Day from Green Dot Public Schools!

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tea party

Can’t We All Just Get Oolong? How a Tea Party and Other Gatherings Are Growing Young Ladies at Kirby

May 2, 2018

A tea party is just one of the mentorship events Kirby Middle School principal Deadre Ussery is hosting for a select group of 10 eighth grade girls.

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Karen Garrett

High Ground News — Opinion: Hillcrest High School prepares students for success

May 1, 2018

Hillcrest High School parent Karen Garrett shares her proud support of the school in an op-ed for High Ground News.

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poetry

National Poetry Writing Month Brings Student Stories to the Stage

Apr 26, 2018

Though nearly every English curriculum in America features a unit on poetry, at Green Dot, we provide students with additional outlets to use performance poetry (or spoken word) to pursue self-expression and personal growth.

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compassion

Edutopia– Alyssa Nucaro: The Value of Compassion in Teaching

Apr 23, 2018

Wooddale Middle School Special Education Teacher Alyssa Nucaro shares four simple ways to model and promote compassion, which is especially important for students with adverse childhood experiences, in the edutopia blog.

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Yordy

Meet Yordy: A Transformed Attitude at a Transformation School

Apr 17, 2018

“In elementary school, I was not doing good. I never wanted to go to school,” said Yordy Estevez, an eighth grader at Kirby Middle School. ”But at Kirby, it’s different–it’s so fun to be here. I love coming to school.”

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finalists

Announcing the Sixth Annual Golden Dot Awards Finalists

Mar 28, 2018

Meet the finalists for the Sixth Annual Golden Dot Awards!

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love

Local Memphis–Local Group Promotes Self-Love Amongst Teen Girls Across The Mid-South

Mar 16, 2018

The Beautiful Spirited Women group held their 2nd Annual Teen Girls Explosion Conference at Fairley High School over the weekend.

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educators

Help Us Shine Light on Exceptional Educators

Mar 1, 2018

On May 5, 2018, Green Dot Public Schools will celebrate educators and staff who are transforming the landscape of public education.

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signing day

Signing Day at Hillcrest High School Celebrates Five Students

Feb 28, 2018

Hillcrest High School had the honor of hosting a National Signing Day event for five senior football players, who signed letters of intent to attend universities across the country– making them the second largest signing class in Memphis.

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budget

Green Dot Signs On To Joint Statement on President Trump’s FY19 Budget Proposal

Feb 16, 2018

Green Dot joined charter school networks from across the country in signing on to this statement on the President’s FY18 budget.

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football

Celebrating Football Success in Memphis

Feb 7, 2018

As we celebrate the close game and new champions from Super Bowl LII, we also celebrate our own Green Dot football teams in Memphis as they wrap successful seasons.

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Evelyn

Celebrating Black History Month with the Achievements of Evelyn Granville

Jan 31, 2018

Green Dot invites you to celebrate Black History Month with us by honoring the life of Evelyn Granville, and by nurturing the potential in all students.

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growth

The 74 — Petruzzi: In Growth-vs.-Proficiency Debate, Data, Trust, and Time Are Keys to True Student Performance

Jan 25, 2018

Green Dot CEO Marco Petruzzi makes the case for focusing on growth over proficiency in this editorial for The 74.

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King

MLK Photo Essay: Remembering We’re on a Mission for All

Jan 11, 2018

As we celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. this weekend, we reflect on how the Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and 1960s influenced public school campuses throughout the country. Even as our nation has advanced toward better opportunities for all, far too many inequities remain, and at Green Dot, we’re still on a mission to graduate all students prepared for college, leadership, and life.

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