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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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Red dots green

The Magic of Turning Red Dots to Green

Mar 17, 2016

Since Green Dot’s founding 15 years ago, it has been our mission to turn red dots green. We hear from the perspective of a teacher who has seen the difference before and after Green Dot accepted leadership of Wooddale Middle School.

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Healthy Community

5 Capitals Needed for a Healthy Community

Mar 10, 2016

A healthy community must possess five different kinds of capital:
1. Human; 2. Social; 3. Political; 4. Intellectual, and, 5. Financial.
No single form of capital can be dominant; unrestrained by the others, each can create its own types of imbalance, and accompanying problems.

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Civil Rights Movement

50 Years since the Civil Rights Movement: What’s changed? What remains the same?

Feb 26, 2016

As we recognize Black History Month at Green Dot Public Schools, we can focus on how the Civil Rights Movement during the 1960s transformed public school campuses throughout the South. Even as our nation has advanced toward better opportunities for all citizens, far too many inequities still remain.

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The Dotties

The Fourth Annual Golden Dot Awards Nominees

Feb 9, 2016

The Golden Dot Awards celebrate educators and staff who are transforming the landscape of public education. We’re proud to announce the Fourth Annual “Dotties” Awards finalists!

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Teacher Culture

Does Teacher Culture Matter? A View Inside Green Dot’s Approach

Feb 4, 2016

Having the right teachers in our classrooms is among the most important challenges we face. It’s essential to students that we get it right – and we can’t do that without your help.

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Escaping Poverty through Better Education and Community Organizing

Jan 14, 2016

As we remember Martin Luther King this weekend and the legacy he left, we prepare more Green Dot parents to organize together to improve their lives and the conditions in their communities.

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Green Dot Happy Holidays

#FutureUnwritten: This Season’s Match Up with Oscar De La Hoya

Dec 16, 2015

We are grateful to each of you for being our partners in making the Green Dot difference a reality. #FutureUnwritten

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Best Teacher Gifts

Best Teacher Gifts – as Decided by Teachers

Dec 10, 2015

We asked our teachers: What is the most memorable or best teacher gift you’ve ever received? Here is a little of what they had to say.

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Fairley Accountability

Embracing Accountability for Tennessee’s Public Charter Schools

Dec 3, 2015

Charter schools are part of the public school system and, as such, are held responsible for their students’ performance. Read how Green Dot Public Schools Tennessee is embracing accountability.

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