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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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Cómo construir oportunidades: Cómo colaboran nuestras escuelas secundarias y preparatorias en el lado Este de LA

Oct 6, 2021

Durante los últimos siete años, la Escuela Secundaria Chárter Ánimo Ellen Ochoa y la Escuela Preparatoria Chárter Oscar De La Hoya Ánimo han trabajado conjuntamente para cerrar las brechas de oportunidad

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California Covid-19 vaccine mandates, violence against teachers, and food shortages at schools.

Oct 5, 2021

California is the first and only state to mandate Covid-19 vaccination for all students 12 and older, indicating what we might see more of in the future. This will go into effect once the FDA approves the shots, and is a big step beyond districts requiring vaccines for certain student groups such as athletes. (LA…

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Green Dot Celebrates Educators for World Teachers’ Day

Oct 5, 2021

In honor of World Teachers’ Day we asked our teachers one simple question about their careers in service: Why do you teach?

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Green Dot’s Values Align in Beaumont, TX

Oct 4, 2021

Green Dot’s core values reflect the principles that direct the decisions we make. They are our pole star, our magnetic north.

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Recognition of Service: Green Dot Celebrates National Principals Month

Oct 1, 2021

This October we are joining thousands of educators across the nation in celebrating National Principals Month—a moment where we can reflect on the impact that principals have had on their schools and communities.

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Celebrating Latino Heritage Month through Alumni Success

Sep 29, 2021

Latino Heritage Month is not only a celebration, but also a reminder that as educators we must continue to advocate for educational equity.

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Green Dot, United Parents & Students Rally for New Crosswalk in Watts

Sep 28, 2021

Our student can now safely crossed over Avalon Boulevard with the assistance of a full-time crossing guard and a new signal crosswalk.

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Green Dot Public Schools Tennessee Updates 9/12

Sep 24, 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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UPAS receives award

UPAS Celebrates $15M Award for Food Justice in LA County

Sep 22, 2021

This summer, as a result of the organizing efforts of United Parents and Students, Green Dot families, and the American Heart Association, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted to approve $15M of American Rescue Plan (ARP) funding for food security.

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School staffing shortages nationwide, Achievement School District in TN, 700,000 fewer students take SAT.

Sep 21, 2021

  The US is contending with a nationwide staffing shortage in education such as teachers, bus drivers, and nurses. Immediate impacts include the MA National Guard being called to serve as bus drivers and schools being forced into virtual learning for lack of teachers.  (New York Times, Associated Press, EdWeek 1, NY Times, The 74…

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Building Opportunity: How our middle and high schools on LA’s Eastside Collaborate

Sep 21, 2021

Ánimo Ellen Ochoa Charter Middle Schoo and Oscar De La Hoya Ánimo Charter High School have worked in tandem to help close opportunity gaps for students.

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Cómo apoyó Animo Legacy a esta alumna en su camino a la universidad

Sep 20, 2021

Para Adriana Figueroa, alumna de la Escuela Secundaria Chárter Ánimo Legacy, asistir a una pequeña escuela pública enfocada en el rigor académico

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Fairley Alumnus Inducted into Murray State Hall of Fame

Sep 15, 2021

This summer, Vincent Rainey, a class of 1993 Fairley High School alumnus was inducted into the Murray State University (MSU) Athletics Hall of Fame.

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Celebrating Latino Heritage Month by Elevating Student Voices

Sep 15, 2021

Latino Heritage Month is an opportunity to pay tribute to the generations of Hispanic and Latin Americans who have enriched our nation.

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President Biden’s Covid-19 vaccination mandate, funding, and quarantined students.

Sep 14, 2021

Last Thursday, President Biden issued the most encompassing Covid-19 vaccine mandate yet: companies with more than 100 employees must require vaccinations or weekly testing and workers at health facilities or employees of the executive branch must be vaccinated without a testing option. (NY Times, Chalkbeat, FiveThirtyEight, Washington Post, The Hill, Associated Press, Fox News) Additionally,…

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Cómo equipó Ánimo Compton a esta alumna para tener dominio del idioma inglés

Sep 9, 2021

Al crecer, Tabatha Salazar, de noveno grado, no siempre se sentía competente en Lengua y Literatura Inglesas.

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Green Dot Graduation

Transforming Public Education for School and Student Success

Sep 8, 2021

This year, we take another step forward in transforming public education. Green Dot was invited to partner with the local school district in Beaumont, TX to improve educational opportunities and outcomes for the students of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School.

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House Reconciliation Package, School Closures and Mask Ban Lawsuits Continue.

Sep 8, 2021

Today the House Democrats released a reconciliation package that includes $82B for school infrastructure, $9B for higher education and $1.5B HBCUs, $450B for childcare and preschool, and $35B for child nutrition. (The Guardian, Reuters, Bloomberg Government, CNN Politics)    With the rise of school closures due to student Covid-19 infections and outbreaks (WSJ), districts are…

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