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Beyond the Classroom


Celebrating LGBTQ+ Pride, Inclusion in 2020

June 25, 2020

At Green Dot Public Schools, our school leaders and educators have worked tirelessly to ensure that our campuses are welcoming, safe, and rigorous learning environments where LGBTQ+ students can be their authentic selves.


Reflecting on a Unique School Year of Adaptation and Achievement

June 23, 2020

Our network of schools navigated an unprecedented shift this school year, like all of us have. Through persistent passion for education and dedication to preparing students for college, leadership, and life, we finished the school year strong and reinvented the way teaching and learning happens.


This AP Government Class Takes Learning Outside of the Classroom

June 15, 2020

At Ánimo Pat Brown Charter High School, students don’t learn about government, they act on it. This past March, the the Chief Justice of California Courts and the State Superintendent of Public Instruction honored the high-performing high school with a Civic Learning Award for the second year in a row. This award recognizes schools’ efforts to engage students in civic learning.


The Graduating Class That Will Change the World

June 12, 2020

The Class of 2020 will always be remembered as the class of resilience. Since their birth they’ve had to cope with adversity. Born as the world struggled to come to grips with the events of September 11, they now transition into adulthood amid a global pandemic.


Students are Making Meaning of Current Events in the Classroom

June 2, 2020

Our nation has been facing uncomfortable truths about itself. Thousands of people across the United States have protested in palpable anger and disappointment in the unjust muder of George Floyd by a Minneapolis police officer.


Green Dot Schools Work to Narrow the Digital Divide for South LA Families

May 21, 2020

For many parents, COVID-19 has surfaced new challenges and anxieties as they grapple with uncertainty. Adjusting to what some call the ‘new normal’ has been far from easy for Noemi Rodriguez and her family.


National Charter Schools Week: Bright Spots and Joy

May 13, 2020

This week, we’re taking the time to reflect on the resiliency of our schools and their ability to support educators, families and students overcome all obstacles.


A Thank You to Our Teachers

May 7, 2020

As we celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week during this time of uncertainty, we recognize our educators for their hard work and devotion to serving all students.


Ánimo City of Champions Celebrates Class of 2021 with 5-Year Renewal

April 7, 2020

On a sunny March afternoon, hundreds of Ánimo City of Champions supporters gathered with crossed fingers and high hopes at the headquarters of the Los Angeles County Office of Education (LACOE).


Helping Students See a Clear Vision For The Future

March 26, 2020

In the United States, an overwhelming number of students need glasses, but lack adequate access to vision care. To confront this unaddressed barrier to student learning, last year over 300 Green Dot students received free comprehensive eye examinations and eyeglasses. This year, we are well on our way to exceeding that number.


Difference Makers: Ellen Ochoa’s Journey to Space Inspires a New Generation of Students

March 7, 2020

1993, Ellen Ochoa became the first Hispanic woman to travel into space, aboard NASA’s Discovery Space Shuttle. Ochoa served as a mission specialist who studied the earth’s atmosphere, its relationship between the sun, and the effects of solar wind. Between four separate shuttle missions, she spent more than 900 hours in space.


Green Dot Celebrates International Women’s Day

March 6, 2020

International Women’s Day recognizes the contributions of women across the world. In celebration of the global holiday, we’ve rounded up 10 articles and videos that highlight the impacts that women have had on education and equitability at Green Dot Public Schools.


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1149 S. Hill St., Ste 600
Los Angeles, CA 90015

Phone: (323) 565-1600


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