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Green Dot Public Schools California Hosts 3rd Annual Legacy Conference Virtually

Apr 12, 2021

This spring, Green Dot Public Schools California hosted their third annual Legacy Conference, a day of programming about how educators and staff can evolve practices to better support African American students.

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College Classes at the Age of 12? How AEO Is Giving Students a Jump Start to College

Apr 6, 2021

At Ánimo Ellen Ochoa Charter Middle School the road to college begins early. Through a dual enrollment partnership with East Los Angeles College, AEO is helping students create a path to success that includes taking college courses before they even reach their first year of high school.

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Green Dot Alumna Reminds Students to Always Challenge Themselves

Apr 5, 2021

Diana Proano, an Ánimo Watts College Preparatory Academy alumna, has always sought out opportunities that would challenge her to become a better version of herself.

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United Parents & Students: Community Organizing for the Long Haul

Apr 1, 2021

This is a chance to look to a new landscape of racial, economic, and social justice and equity that we can help to forge.

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‘A Story To Be Told’ by Amy Manzo Mendez

Mar 31, 2021

In this riveting short story, Green Dot student, Amy Manzo Mendez, reflects on the rich legacy of Latino American civil rights activist, Cesar Chavez.

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Green Dot Public Schools Tennessee Re-Entry Updates 3/28

Mar 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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An Inside Look at Distance Learning at Ánimo Florence-Firestone

Mar 26, 2021

Through a 100% live distance learning model, digital tools, and collaboration, Ánimo Florence Firestone has built a virtual launchpad to help our students succeed on their path to college.

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How This Student Crossed The College Awareness Gap with Senior Bridge

Mar 23, 2021

Growing up, Ingrid Martinez sought the confidence she needed to go to college. And one summer course helped her find it.

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How a NY Times Best-Selling Author Amplified Our Students’ Achievements

Mar 22, 2021

Read how NYT best-selling author Jeff Hobbs depicted the senior year experiences of a young men who attended Ánimo Pat Brown Charter High School.

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13 Green Dot Students Awarded $20,000 Dell Scholarships

Mar 19, 2021

13 Green Dot students from 7 of our South Los Angeles schools were accepted into the prestigious Dell Scholars Program

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3/16/21: K-12 News & Views

Mar 16, 2021

Editor’s note: this weekly newsletter covers K-12 national news & views. Please be in touch with any questions.

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Green Dot Students Reflect on The Return to In-person Learning

Mar 16, 2021

Recently, we asked our students to reflect on their experiences after returning to in-person learning.

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College Bound: City of Champions Students Celebrate College Acceptances, Preparedness

Mar 16, 2021

Two Ánimo City of Champions students reflect on their high school experience and share how their school set them up for college success.

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Green Dot Public Schools Tennessee Re-Entry Updates 3/14

Mar 15, 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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Our Math Teachers Share Their Favorite Distance Learning Tools

Mar 12, 2021

In distance learning, our teachers have adapted their strategies and expanded their technology tool belts to help mitigate learning loss for all students.

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3/9/21: K-12 News & Views

Mar 9, 2021

The Senate approved the newest Covid-19 relief bill, The American Rescue Plan, and it now heads back to the House and then to President Biden to be signed into law. It would include $125B for K-12 public education, including full E-Rate funding. (NPR, NBC, Washington Post, CBS, Vox) Covid-19 vaccinations are reaching teachers across the country, creating more pathways…

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Green Dot Public Schools Tennessee Re-Entry Updates 2/28

Mar 5, 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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High School Senior Reflects on Capitol Insurrection, Nation’s Future

Mar 3, 2021

Like so many of us, I viewed the events at the capitol as a threat to our democracy, an institution for which many of our ancestors have sacrificed their lives to create.

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3/2/21: K-12 News & Views

Mar 2, 2021

Miguel Cardona, the former CT Commissioner of Education, has been confirmed by the Senate to be the United States Secretary of Education under President Biden. (The 74, Washington Post, NPR, New York Times, Associated Press, CNN, Politico, USA Today) Legislative progress and Covid-19 vaccines reaching educators are two factors creating pathways for partial school reopenings…

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How This Student Jumped Math Levels

Mar 2, 2021

Nearly four years ago Keiry Valle was struggling academically. Now, she’s top of her class and is set to attend college.

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