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Lessons learned in 2021: We continued to serve overcoming all challenges

Jan 7, 2022

2020 has been anything but ordinary, it changed our lives and those of the 13,000+ students we serve across the network.

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Green Dot Public Schools Tennessee Updates 12/12

Dec 16, 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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Ánimo South Los Angeles Students Hold Drive for Local Unhoused Population

Dec 15, 2021

This ASLA student is building stronger bridges between her school and community during this holiday season.

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Ánimo Leadership Resumes In-Person Giving Tree Event

Dec 14, 2021

While this holiday tradition demonstrates the goodwill of the Ánimo Leadership learning community, it’s also illustrative of their tenacity that has kept the program afloat through the COVID-19 pandemic.

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LAUSD’s new Superintendent, Tennessee’s Achievement School District, and Critical Race Theory.

Dec 14, 2021

NEWS Today, LAUSD’s Board of Education unanimously approved Alberto Carvalho to be the district’s new superintendent. Carvalho has served as Miami-Dade’s Superintendent – the nation’s fourth largest school district – since 2008. He has a history of supporting school choice. (The 74 Million, CBS LA, NBC LA, LA Daily News, LA Times) Meanwhile, LAUSD appears…

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Bloomberg invests in charter schools; schools face gun violence & Covid-19.

Dec 7, 2021

Editor’s Note: This weekly news report covers National, California, Tennessee, and texas trends in K-12 public education with a focus on public charter schools. Please reach out to alanna.klein@greendot.org with any questions. NEWS As the country responds to the Oxford School shooting crisis in Michigan, many questions arise, including how responsible is the school and faculty?…

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Ánimo Pat Brown Students Engage with Elected Officials in New Speaker Series

Dec 7, 2021

Ánimo Pat Brown students virtually met Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard who had set time aside to answer the students’ questions on government.

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15 Years of Helping Students Turn Their Dreams into Realities

Dec 6, 2021

“My job goes beyond teaching English. I teach because I want to make a difference in young people’s lives at a point in time that is so important for them.”

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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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Student seated at graduation ceremony

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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