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Parents at Excel Help Build the Family Feel

Apr 2, 2018

Two Excel Public Charter School parents, Office Coordinator Jessica Youmans and parent volunteer Jessica Berglund, share their experience with sending their students to a school that feels like a family.

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Announcing the Sixth Annual Golden Dot Awards Finalists

Mar 28, 2018

Meet the finalists for the Sixth Annual Golden Dot Awards!

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How Destiny Middle School is Supporting Students Beyond Its Own Doors

Mar 15, 2018

At Destiny Middle School, we’re excited that over 20 students from the current eighth grade class have been accepted to local magnet programs.

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Follow Excel’s Computational Thinking Balloon Into Space

Mar 9, 2018

Last spring, Excel Public Charter School launched a weather balloon to an altitude of 112,000 feet to cap off the first-ever Computational Thinking Day.

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Help Us Shine Light on Exceptional Educators

Mar 1, 2018

On May 5, 2018, Green Dot Public Schools will celebrate educators and staff who are transforming the landscape of public education.

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Playing Kickball Using Sabermetrics and More Computational Thinking Fun

Feb 27, 2018

“One of the many reasons I’ve become passionate about teaching computational thinking is that well-planned and well-executed CT curricula produces those moments around rigorous concepts, generally disguised in fun.”

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Green Dot Signs On To Joint Statement on President Trump’s FY19 Budget Proposal

Feb 16, 2018

Green Dot joined charter school networks from across the country in signing on to this statement on the President’s FY18 budget.

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Celebrating Black History Month with the Achievements of Evelyn Granville

Jan 31, 2018

Green Dot invites you to celebrate Black History Month with us by honoring the life of Evelyn Granville, and by nurturing the potential in all students.

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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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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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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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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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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 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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