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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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Educators Have the Power to Change Outcomes for Students

Aug 19, 2016

Recently the New York Times published an editorial called “The Common Core Costs Billions and Hurts Students”. In response, former LAUSD Board Chair and LAUSD Superintendent- both Green Dot Public Schools Board Members- offer their thoughts.

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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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Grad

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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Students Succeed

Finding the Right Supports to Help All Students Succeed

May 17, 2016

We’re building a school culture for our students to learn and develop new academic and social skills. We focus on a full inclusion learning environment, so that all our students with special needs have access to the general education setting.

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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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Green Dot Washington

Teachers Thrive at Green Dot Washington

May 3, 2016

At Destiny Middle School, teachers are innovative in their teaching, finding new ways to make sure students are mastering subjects. They personalize learning and use data to help guide their teaching. Read the ways our Green Dot Washington teachers are thriving.

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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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Keep Washington charter schools open

You helped us make history

Apr 15, 2016

by Bree Dusseault Executive Director, Green Dot Public Schools Washington It is with a full heart and gratitude that we are celebrating our students, families and supporters hard work and dedication that helped lead the way to the new public charter school law in Washington state. Last week Governor Inslee announced he would let the…

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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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Future leaders

How Education Is Empowering Future Leaders in Tacoma

Mar 17, 2016

As a community, Tacoma, Washington is seeing young people excited to wake up to go to school every day and who are taking charge of their education. One Washington State family shares their story and the importance of school choice for their children and families just like theirs.

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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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Destiny Middle School

At Destiny Middle School, Nothing Is Impossible

Mar 7, 2016

Class president, Josh Covarrubius, on what Destiny Middle School means to him and why it’s important for Washington State to keep his school open.

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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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