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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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Meet our Teachers in Washington: Ms. Rosario

Dec 15, 2017

Meet Yomalis Rosario, founding social studies teacher at Rainier Valley Leadership Academy Middle School in Seattle, Washington.

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Meet our Teachers in Washington: Mrs. Finders

Dec 15, 2017

Meet Claire Finders, founding Special Education teacher at Rainier Valley Leadership Academy Middle School in Seattle, Washington.

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Meet our Teachers in Washington: Ms. Anderson

Dec 14, 2017

Meet Meaghan Anderson, founding English Language Arts teacher at Rainier Valley Leadership Academy Middle School in Seattle, Washington.

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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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social

More than Textbooks: Preparing Students to Lead in a Complex World

Oct 25, 2017

In our ever-changing and interconnected world, rife with injustice and disparate opportunities across lines of race, class, and gender, students must learn the skills to process and respond effectively. Social studies must be, therefore, an area where students can engage with current and historical events in a critical, just, and open-minded manner.

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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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Founding

Meet a Few of the Founding Faces of Destiny Middle School

Sep 5, 2017

Meet some of our founding members of the Destiny Middle School family who are excited for the opportunity to make this school year a memorable one for all students and families.

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graduates

Green Dot Celebrates Graduates Across the Network

Aug 29, 2017

We’d like to say a final congratulations to over 1,600 Green Dot graduates from the Class of 2017. Catch a glimpse of graduations from across the network.

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College

Just Keep Swimming: An Educator’s Letter to College Freshmen

Aug 21, 2017

English teacher Catherine Stine shares words of encouragement with Green Dot alumni embarking on their first year of college.

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Excel

Green Dot Welcomes Excel Students and Staff to the Family

Aug 17, 2017

It’s official! When Excel Public Charter School in Kent, Washington opens its doors in the August of 2017, it will do so as part of the Green Dot family, making it our third school in the Washington region.

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road to college

Watch Three Green Dot Students Along Their Road to College

Aug 14, 2017

In this video, we encounter three students in different grade levels — one middle school student, one recent high school graduate, and one alumni — from three different cities across the Green Dot network, all on different parts of their road to college.

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SXSWedu

VOTE NOW: Green Dot Submits Three Panels for 2018 SXSWedu Conference & Festival

Aug 14, 2017

For its third year in a row, Green Dot submitted proposals for our educators, leadership team and staff to lead panel discussions at the SXSWedu annual conference in Austin, TX. Vote for Green Dot’s panels today!

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summer melt

Cooling the Melt: Helping Our Students Get to Day One of Freshmen Year at College

Aug 10, 2017

A phenomena known as “summer melt” is a representation of the obstacles faced by many first year and first generation college students. This is why Green Dot’s educational model has built-in supports in the form of summer workshops, support groups, mentors, and outreach.

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school leaders

New Year, New Faces: Meet Three New School Leaders Excited For Their New Roles

Jul 27, 2017

As the school year approaches, Green Dot proudly welcomes new school leaders to our growing community as they prepare to roll up their sleeves and get to work in schools across California, Washington, and Tennessee. Meet the school leaders at Green Dot’s three newest schools.

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