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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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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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Students learning

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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