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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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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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Closures & Covid-19 outbreaks, distance learning returns, US Dept. of Ed Pursues Legal Action Towards States with Mask Bans

Aug 31, 2021

Last week’s news was defined by the growing number of mask and vaccine mandates. This week’s news is defined by the growing number of school closures and student & teacher quarantines due to Covid-19 outbreaks nationwide (USA Today):  California: LA Times, LA Daily News, Washington Post Tennessee: Commercial Appeal, WBRC, Fox 13 Texas: CNN, ABC,…

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Angelique Lawrence: Made for College

Aug 30, 2021

Spring is the most exciting yet one of the most taxing times of the college application process. It’s not uncommon for doubt or negative thoughts to creep into the minds of high school seniors as they eagerly wait to find out what their academic future holds.

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Senior Bridge Prepares Rising Locke Seniors for College Applications

Aug 26, 2021

At Locke College Preparatory Academy, Senior Bridge has become the culmination of academic growth for our students.

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Writing: An Untitled Story by Rachel Sanchez

Aug 24, 2021

I am a Latina woman. Though I was born here, I have Mexican blood running through my veins, and that is something that I am extremely proud of having. In my community, we have always faced the struggles of racism. “Wetbacks, beggars, and illegals,” are just a couple words that the people in my community…

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News & Views: FDA approves Pfizer, House Passes $3.5T budget, states banning mask mandates may face legal action.

Aug 24, 2021

The FDA approved Pfizer earlier this week, paving the way for more vaccine mandates in schools and elsewhere. (Politico, EdWeek, Washington Post, AP News, Time, NY Times, NPR, Chalkbeat).    Today, The House approved a $3.5T budget blueprint that is a key win for President Biden in executing his agenda, including his vision for public…

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Leading by Example: Meet Ánimo Inglewood’s New Principal

Aug 24, 2021

After eight years of serving as the assistant principal, LaShawn Allen will now lead Ánimo Inglewood Charter High School as principal. 

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5 Green Dot Students Take Part in Prestigious Summer Youth Fellows Program

Aug 19, 2021

This summer, five Green Dot students took part in the Coro Southern California Youth Fellows Program.

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¿Clases Universitarias a La Edad De 12 Años? Cómo Está Aeo Dando a Los Alumnos Un Empujón Hacia La Universidad

Aug 17, 2021

En la Escuela Secundaria Chárter Ánimo Ellen Ochoa, el camino hacia la universidad inicia temprano. A través de una asociación de inscripción dual con la Universidad del Este de Los Ángeles, AEO está ayudando a los alumnos a crear una trayectoria hacia el éxito que incluye tomar cursos universitarios incluso antes de que lleguen a su primer año de preparatoria.

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Green Dot Educators Share Excitement in Reopening this School Year

Aug 17, 2021

As we eagerly await for our hallways to once again echo with the laughter of students, our educators have shared what they are most excited for this school year.

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News & Views: Schools Reopen, Masks & Vaccinations Still Differ by District.

Aug 17, 2021

News  President Biden and Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona spoke publicly and sent letters to the Governors of Texas and Florida emphasizing the need to allow students and teachers to wear masks while at school. (NY Times, USA Today, Politico, Politico) Tennessee specifics: Chalkbeat TN, Commercial Appeal, The Tennessean  Texas specifics: Wall Street Journal, Fox…

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Footlocker Chooses 5 Green Dot Art Students to Craft Designs for New Store

Aug 12, 2021

A proud Ánimo Inglewood Charter High School alumna connected 5 Green Dot students with Footlocker to participate in a collaborative art project, celebrating the grand opening of the footwear retailer’s Inglewood location.

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Senate Passes Infrastructure Deal, Schools Reopen, Masks & Vaccinations Continue to be Contentious.

Aug 10, 2021

Today, the Senate passed a $1T Infrastructure deal with bipartisan support. As the name suggests, the bill deals primarily with the nation’s infrastructure and includes a $65B investment for updating the nation’s broadband, funding for school infrastructure, and investments for HBCUs. (CNN, NY Times, CNBC, The Washington Post, AP News, Politico, NPR, The Atlantic)   …

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