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Charter School

Public Education and Charter Schools at this Moment in History

Jan 12, 2017

CEO, Marco Petruzzi, shares with TOWN HALL LA how Green Dot Public Schools is revolutionizing the public school system. Petruzzi addresses how Green Dot achieves better student outcomes with lower per pupil funding, a unionized workforce, and operates only in high need communities.

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Green Dot Values

Renewal & Reflection: Which Green Dot Values will Guide us in 2017?

Jan 5, 2017

As we enter a new year, there is much to consider from the past year that can help support our mission to transform public education so that all students graduate prepared for college, leadership, and life. There are many elements of our work that are truly valuable to student growth and community revitalization–both core parts of Green Dot’s model.

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support green dot

Support Green Dot to Create Opportunities for All Students

Dec 22, 2016

We imagine a future when every child, regardless of what neighborhood they live in, can enjoy excellent public schools, safe streets, and fulfilling careers. With your partnership, we believe that our cities can achieve this dream.

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Green Dot Seattle

Breaking New Ground in Seattle

Dec 13, 2016

Green Dot Public Schools Washington recently launched their second middle school and welcomed the community in southeast Seattle. As part of the school’s planning year, Walter Chen, the founding principal, created a southeast Seattle Advisory Committee. Chen and his team are diligently working to ensure that families are aware of their public school options.

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SXSWedu

Green Dot Featured in 2017 SXSWedu Conference and Festival

Dec 1, 2016

We are thrilled to announce that Green Dot Public Schools was selected to engage a broad community of educators and industry leaders at the next SXSWedu in Austin, TX!

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givingtuesday

Meet the Next Great American

Nov 24, 2016

Your support this holiday season can help put students on the path to college. By helping promote our campaign throughout your networks, you can help amplify the support that Green Dot needs to serve our students, communities, and schools.

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Destiny Middle School

Creating an Environment of High Expectations and Encouragement

Nov 22, 2016

“I hope that my students will leave my class with the critical thinking skills necessary to evaluate the world around them,” Ms. Sinco states. It’s this unwavering commitment to her students and the Destiny Middle School community that’s helping to close historic opportunity gaps.

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United Parents and Students

United Parents and Students Assemble for Change

Nov 18, 2016

The third annual United Parents and Students Assembly elevated a future where students had safe and clean paths to school, where parents had jobs that paid a living wage, and higher education was more accessible to students.

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School Lottery

School Lottery Form: The Ticket to Your Child’s Future

Nov 10, 2016

In our network of schools, all means all — students with special needs, student who are learning English, students who need to catch up, and students who excel are all equally welcome to learn and grow at one of our excellent schools.

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black lives matter

Liberty and Justice for All

Nov 3, 2016

It is our collective responsibility and obligation to ensure we live in a country that values, preserves, and exalts the lives of black youth and adults, and that we have a true belief in the potential of all, not just a few.

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education innovations

Education Innovations Build Good Citizens

Oct 20, 2016

At Green Dot Public Schools, we see public charter schools as innovation factories, environments where there is the freedom to explore different ways of teaching and engaging students as well as the communities they serve.

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Seattle Middle School

Green Dot’s Seattle Washington Middle School has launched!

Oct 19, 2016

Green Dot Washington is proud to announce the launch of the Seattle Middle School and open enrollment process for Washington students. Members of the community advisory team and Green Dot leadership shared their hopes and dreams for the school and toured the grounds of the future site.

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Restorative Justice

Fostering Safe Communities Through Restorative Justice Practices

Oct 14, 2016

For far too long, and far too often, harsh discipline has been the de facto way schools have tried to maintain a safe environment. Removing students from the learning environment in order to issue consequences for negative behavior does not teach what to do when confronted with difficult choices, conflicts, or emotions, and instead, often results in future disciplinary action. Thankfully, this is changing.

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Destiny Middle School's teaching model is responsive to the needs of all students

Destiny in Year Two: Continuing the Hard Work to Make an Excellent School

Oct 6, 2016

Now in its second year, Destiny Middle School’s leaders, teacher team, and support staff are working tirelessly to build upon the success we saw in the first year. “We are working to be incredibly responsive to the needs of our students and building a consistent culture of academic achievement”, says Principal Kyna Williams.

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College Persistence

How We Serve All Students Is a Question of Our Values

Sep 30, 2016

We aim to prepare all students for college, leadership, and life — including students who need additional support. Our School Leaders, Special Education Program Administrators, School psychologist, Special Education Assistants, DIS Service Providers, Office Staff, Clinical Supervisors, and Curriculum Directors all work together to ensure that each of our students have access to the resources he or she needs.

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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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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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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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after school program

Supporting Students after the School Bell: A Focus on After School Programs

Jul 13, 2016

In Washington, after school programs give students time to explore their passions and learn skills such as teamwork and building relationships.

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