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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.Read More >>
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.Read More >>
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.Read More >>
We asked this year’s Golden Dot Award winners “What inspires you to work hard every day?” Read their answers.
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.Read More >>
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.Read More >>
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.Read More >>
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.
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.Read More >>
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.Read More >>
We are grateful to each of you for being our partners in making the Green Dot difference a reality. #FutureUnwrittenRead More >>
Green Dot Public Schools is seeking to disrupt the cycle of poverty in under served neighborhoods with a goal of graduating students at a higher rate than their peers in more affluent areas. The idea is that the more normative post-secondary opportunities and readiness are, the more gateways out of poverty can grow. We already know that one’s chances of escaping poverty tumble without a quality post-secondary education.Read More >>
For too long, unaligned standards disguised educational inequity across schools, districts, and states. A common core of knowledge and skills ensures that all students are held to the same rigorous expectations; that all students are given the opportunity to achieve their true potential.Read More >>