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Green Dot Public Schools Tennessee Updates 11/22

Nov 30, 2021

One of the top priorities of Green Dot Public Schools TN is creating spaces and opportunities for everyone to persevere through any of life’s challenges, leading individuals to a place of physical and mental wellness.

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How ‘Sports Change Lives’ at This South LA High School

Nov 30, 2021

“Sports change lives,” said Todd Wright, the long standing physical education teacher and athletic director at ​​Ánimo Ralph Bunche Charter High School.

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Locke Teacher Shares How Service, Commitment Aided Turnaround Work

Nov 29, 2021

“I just feel blessed that I’m just getting our students ready for life, college, and whatever they have planned ahead of them.”

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Imagine the Possibilities

Nov 22, 2021

America is a nation of entrepreneurs and innovators; admired and often imitated. We have landed probes on Mars, designed the world’s most admired technology, and our film and music industries are powerful influencers of culture globally. With all our success, why then do we trail so far behind in providing an excellent public education for…

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Infrastructure Bill Passes, Mask Mandates Prevail in TN, 5-11 y/o Vaccinations.

Nov 16, 2021

Editor’s Note: This weekly media report covers K-12 education news and trends. Please be in touch with alanna.klein@greendot.org with any questions. NEWS The Infrastructure Bill was signed into law by President Biden earlier this week. Public education will see funds to close the digital divide, improve quality of clean water at schools, and change the quality…

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How This Green Dot Alum’s Full Ride Scholarship was Built on Hard Work & Determination

Nov 15, 2021

Devin Hernandez has always known that his life’s path would lead to college, but he never imagined this journey would take him 2,600-plus miles away from home. In his final year of high school.

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How Kirby Student Athletes Learned to Win as a Team

Nov 10, 2021

This year, Kirby Middle School revitalized its girl’s volleyball program, providing students with an opportunity to compete in a team sport.

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VA Governor’s Race Hinged on Education, Congress Approves Infrastructure Bill & Critical Race Theory.

Nov 9, 2021

Editor’s Note: This weekly media report covers K-12 education news and trends. Please be in touch with alanna.klein@greendot.org with any questions. In the VA Governor’s Race last week, education was a priority issue throughout the campaign and some argue it was the key message that led to GOP Glenn Youngkin’s victory. (NPR, Chalkbeat, USA Today, Washington…

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How Our Ethnic Studies Curriculum Helps All Students Feel Seen

Nov 9, 2021

Across our schools in Los Angeles, our mission in education is not only to prepare our students for college, but to give them the tools they need to become critical thinkers.

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Green Dot Public Schools Tennessee Updates 11/07

Nov 9, 2021

One of the top priorities of Green Dot Public Schools TN is creating spaces and opportunities for everyone to persevere through any of life’s challenges, leading individuals to a place of physical and mental wellness.

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Teaching for Change: How This Ánimo Legacy Educator Encourages Students to Achieve

Nov 2, 2021

For this South Los Angeles educator, serving at a transformation school has helped her develop into an empathetic educator.

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A Framework for College, Leadership, and Life

Nov 2, 2021

When it comes to education, we know that a one size approach does not fit all. We’ve long understood that students are unique individuals with diverse abilities and needs, and in order to help students tap into their limitless potential, schools must be flexible, responsive, and primed to personalize the learning experiences of each student.

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Covid-19 vaccines for 5-11 y/o, School Board Races, and School Choice.

Nov 2, 2021

Today, the CDC unanimously recommended the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine for 5-11 year-olds, joining the FDA. Vaccinations are expected as early as this week. (NPR, USA Today, CNBC, CNN, NY Times, Chalkbeat NY)   School board races are becoming politicized opportunities that dictate contentious issues such as critical race theory and masks. (Associated Press, USA Today,…

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Green Dot Is on a Mission to Match All Students with a Mentor

Oct 27, 2021

Green Dot Public Schools have launched a bold initiative to eventually match all 14,000 Green Dot students in California, Tennessee, and Southeast Texas with a professional mentor.

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Nueve escuelas preparatorias Green Dot están en la lista de las mejores preparatorias del 2021 del U.S. News & World Report

Oct 26, 2021

Durante más de 20 años, nuestras escuelas han tomado la delantera en la transformación de la educación pública, y han trazado nuevos caminos hacia el éxito para todos los alumnos. Este año, U.S. News & World Report ha incluido a nueve Escuelas Públicas Green Dot entre las mejores en la nación en su Clasificación de las mejores preparatorias del 2021.

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Covid vaccines for 5-11 y/o, health experts declare national emergency for youth mental health, Democrat spending plan still in negotiations.

Oct 26, 2021

The FDA panel recommends emergency authorization of the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine for 5-11 year olds. (FDA, Chalkbeat, The 74 Million, NBC, NPR, CNN, ABC)   Health experts and medical groups declare children’s mental health to be a national emergency and emphasize the need for financial support to solve this. (NPR, EdWeek, American Academy of Pediatrics,…

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Leadership, Entrepreneurship, STEM: 3 Green Dot Schools Launch New Academic Pathways

Oct 25, 2021

Three schools are launching innovative educational hub programs, where students can access targeted learning in leadership, entrepreneurship, and STEM.

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The Nation’s Report Card worsens, Democrats’ Spending Bill, Cardona says kids’ mental health is at a critical point.

Oct 19, 2021

The Democrats’ social spending bill – which is still being negotiated and President Biden aims to pass by October 30 – sees public education funding grow to $98.4B, a $24.9B increase and includes an increase of $16.1B for Title 1. However, Free community college looks like it is off the table, at least for now,…

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Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program, Tennessee Education Funding, and California Ethnic Studies Requirement.

Oct 12, 2021

The United States Department of Education is making progress on fixing the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program that was preventing borrowers’ payments from counting towards the program. Until now, there was a lack of clarity as to whose responsibility this was to fix. (US Department of Education, NPR, CNN, CNBC)    Tennessee Governor Bill Lee…

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Fairley Bulldogs Return to Form in 2021

Oct 12, 2021

Covid-19 prematurely ended football season for the Fairley High School Bulldogs, but the three-time defending Shelby County Interscholastic Athletic Association (SCIAA) Champions are back as if they never left the field.

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