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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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garden

Kirby Students Reap the “Fruit” of Their Labor in First School Garden

Jan 9, 2018

In November, Kirby Middle School celebrated their first fall harvest with fresh vegetables from their on-campus Learning Garden. Built right on the school’s campus, the garden is a new way for students to learn about science and healthy foods.

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Memphis

Why This Assistant Principal is Making Memphis Her Home

Dec 21, 2017

Damika Pichon is someone we like to call a “Dotter for life,” having been a dedicated Green Dot [LINK] teacher and educator for more than a decade now. But it’s the story behind those ten years that is truly remarkable, demonstrating her profound commitment to the success of our students and the realization of the Green Dot mission.

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Give

Tis’ the Season: Students Create Opportunities to Give

Dec 14, 2017

The season of gratitude and giving is upon us, and our students are leading the charge! Schools across the Green Dot network have worked with their community and local organizations to host events that encourage their peers and neighbors to give and foster a spirit of generosity.

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kara

Meet A Green Dot Educator: Kara Hayes

Dec 13, 2017

Meet Kara Hayes, a Special Education teacher at Destiny Middle School in Tacoma WA, and an exceptional Green Dot educator.

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ForwardLA

Photo Essay: Green Dot Parents Rally for a Better Future at ForwardLA

Dec 6, 2017

On December 2, over 1,000 parents and community leaders gathered to advocate for change around six major issues facing their communities.

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Workplace

Green Dot Public Schools Named Top Place to Work in Memphis

Dec 5, 2017

The Commercial Appeal, in partnership with research firm, Energage, LLC (formerly WorkplaceDynamics), announced today that Green Dot Public Schools Tennessee is one of the best places to work in the Greater Memphis area. Green Dot is thrilled to be acknowledged on this year’s Top Workplaces 2017 list, as the professional development and empowerment of its employees is a top priority for the organization.

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Solar Eclipse

Solar Eclipse Sparks Curiosity of Green Dot’s Young Scientists Across the Nation

Sep 13, 2017

This summer, Green Dot students witnessed the first total solar eclipse in the United States since 1979. Green Dot educators saw this as a great opportunity to continue linking current events and natural phenomena to the classroom, encouraging students to tap into their innate curiosity.

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New Teacher

The 74 — Terry: 3 Things Every New Teacher Should Know That the Advice Books Won’t Tell Them

Sep 11, 2017

Read three practical tips to help you thrive in your first year of teaching and beyond, gleaned from Kris Terry’s experience as a new teacher, school principal and Director of New Teacher Development.

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DACA

Statement by Green Dot CEO Marco Petruzzi on the Trump Administration’s Decision to Repeal DACA

Sep 7, 2017

We are deeply disappointed and frustrated about this week’s announcement from the Trump Administration repealing Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) over the next six months.

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Carranza

Meet Ricardo Carranza, the Welcoming Smile of Kirby

Aug 31, 2017

On any given day at Kirby Middle School, you can guarantee to be greeted by the welcoming smile of Office Assistant Ricardo Carranza.

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