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Green Dot Tennessee Students Are Graduating ready for College, Leadership and Life

Sep 22, 2016

It’s all about the students at Green Dot schools, and our Tennessee students are thriving. “I’m going to college. It wasn’t [always] a thing that was on my mind. When Green Dot came, they really stressed it. College, leadership and life. They put it in my mind that if you want to be successful, you have to go to college,” says one Fairley High School student.

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Summer Internship

Building a Next Generation Internship Program

Sep 22, 2016

Throughout the summer at the Green Dot Public Schools’ home office, there were a half-dozen new faces working at desks, attending meetings, and walking the hallways. They belonged to the students in Green Dot’s first-ever internship program.

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Sharon Gorsich

Soaring with the Eagles in Memphis, TN

Sep 20, 2016

Since starting her role as Assistant Principal at Wooddale Middle School, Sharon Gorsich has made strengthening the school’s connection to the neighborhood around it one of her chief priorities.

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Kirby Middle School

A New Vision for Kirby Middle School

Sep 8, 2016

“I come from a strong family of educators who believe in teaching children, reaching children while working in communities to change their circumstances,” says Kirby Middle School Principal Deadre Ussery. For Principal Deadre Ussery, creating truly successful outcomes means more than just helping students thrive–it means lifting families and communities along the way.

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Labor Day

“A more Perfect Union” The Importance of Labor Day

Sep 1, 2016

As we reflect on the history and the meaning of Labor Day and rightly celebrate organized workers’ accomplishments, we must work to expand those to all in our nation, and to think and stand for the whole, seeing our country truly as “one nation, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.”

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Back to School

Back to School 2016-2017: Looking Ahead to the New School Year

Aug 25, 2016

As the new school year kicks off, we have been bustling with many details on all of our Green Dot Public School campuses.

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Educators Have the Power to Change Outcomes for Students

Aug 19, 2016

Recently the New York Times published an editorial called “The Common Core Costs Billions and Hurts Students”. In response, former LAUSD Board Chair and LAUSD Superintendent- both Green Dot Public Schools Board Members- offer their thoughts.

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Drama program

Building Confidence One Scene at a Time: a Spotlight on Drama Programs at Green Dot

Jul 28, 2016

We believe arts education is so critical that Green Dot Public Schools has incorporated classes such as drama into its daily curriculum. Drama teachers throughout Green Dot’s campuses all share the same conviction: that arts classes are essential pieces to a student’s education.

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Summer Bridge

Ease into the First Day of School with Summer Bridge

Jul 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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Grad

Becoming a #GreenDotGrad to make College Dreams Come True

Jul 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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Class of 2016

Celebrating the Class of 2016

Jun 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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Common Core

Common Core at 2: More persistence, more critical thinking

Jun 9, 2016

With a year of teaching Common Core under their belts, Green Dot teachers are reporting that their students are showing more critical thinking and perseverance– both essential to success in school and in life.

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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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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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8 Green Dot Public School High Schools Named Among the Nation’s Best

Apr 21, 2016

For the second straight year, 8 Green Dot Public School high schools have been named among the nation’s best by US News & World Report. These rankings above all else demonstrate that when we set high standards for students, they will rise up and exceed expectations.

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Monday Motivation

Monday Motivation from the 2016 Golden Dot Award Winners

Apr 18, 2016

We asked this year’s Golden Dot Award winners “What inspires you to work hard every day?” Read their answers.

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college culture

College Culture and Deep Dish Pizza: An Interview with Fairley High School Principal

Apr 14, 2016

During their Spring Break, 22 Fairley High School students traveled to Chicago with Principal, Zach Samson, to tour local colleges. Opportunities like this help Green Dot Public Schools create and nurture a college-going culture that sets students up for success.

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best educators

Finding the Best Educators Takes the Best Recruiters

Apr 13, 2016

At Green Dot Public Schools, we know that putting the most effective educators in front of students who need the most is the single most important factor to ensure student success.

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charter schools

The Future of Charter Schools in 140 Characters or Less

Mar 28, 2016

Green Dot Public Schools, along with Third Way, the Century Foundation, and the National Alliance of Public Charter Schools, discussed the future of charter schools in a Twitter Chat back on March 9.

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