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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.


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.

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.

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…

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Washington State Charter Schools - Bree Dusseault

Answers to Commonly Asked Questions About Washington Charter Schools

Feb 23, 2016

Q&A with Executive Director of Green Dot Washington, Bree Dusseault, about Washington Charter Schools.

The Dotties

The Fourth Annual Golden Dot Awards Nominees

Feb 9, 2016

The Golden Dot Awards celebrate educators and staff who are transforming the landscape of public education. We’re proud to announce the Fourth Annual “Dotties” Awards finalists!

Teacher Culture

Does Teacher Culture Matter? A View Inside Green Dot’s Approach

Feb 4, 2016

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.


Escaping Poverty through Better Education and Community Organizing

Jan 14, 2016

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.

Green Dot Happy Holidays

#FutureUnwritten: This Season’s Match Up with Oscar De La Hoya

Dec 16, 2015

We are grateful to each of you for being our partners in making the Green Dot difference a reality. #FutureUnwritten

Best Teacher Gifts

Best Teacher Gifts – as Decided by Teachers

Dec 10, 2015

We asked our teachers: What is the most memorable or best teacher gift you’ve ever received? Here is a little of what they had to say.


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