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Students Cross College Awareness Gaps with Senior Bridge

Sep 15, 2020

For the last four years, our school counselors and teachers have spearheaded Senior Bridge, an intensive four-week summer enrichment course that guides students through the college application process.


We Celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month with Heroes, Students, and Alumni

Sep 14, 2020

From school namesakes to difference-making Alumni, here are five stories that celebrate Latinx excellence across our network of schools.


Why Can’t We Read Things Like This for Class?

Sep 8, 2020

  By Constantine Singer Constantine Singer is a graduate of Earlham College and Seattle University. He is in his 21st year as a teacher, the last 10 at Alain LeRoy Locke College Preparatory Academy. Earlier this year Green Dot teacher and author, Singer, reflected on his experiences using culturally relevant text to cultivate a love…


Green Dot Public Schools Tennessee Re-Entry Updates 9/6

Sep 6, 2020

Congratulations Green Dot Public Schools TN on completing four weeks of distance learning! It has been a journey of continuous ebbs and flows.


My government students usually register and educate voters — in person. Here’s how we’re adapting.

Sep 2, 2020

I’m embarrassed to admit that in my first decade or so of teaching high school government courses, I thought it was enough to give students a rigorous and challenging education in the systems that make our country run.


Why Social-Emotional Learning Is Crucial in the Digital Classroom

Sep 1, 2020

Amid distance learning, our advisory has remained a crucial safe zone for students where students cope with the unprecedented shifts in their lives.


Green Dot Public Schools Tennessee Re-Entry Updates 8/31

Aug 31, 2020

Welcome Back, Green Dot Students and Families! As we continue to attend school through distance learning, we are always thinking about the safety of our school communities. We will continue to follow the guidance of Mayor Strickland’s “Back to Business Plan” to determine when it is safe to re-enter the school buildings.


Inside the Dot: Expanded Learning as a Service

Aug 31, 2020

Join us as we explore how we serve students through expanded learning.


Green Dot Joins Virtual Panel on K-12 Student Homelessness

Aug 26, 2020

This summer, Melissa Peña, Green Dot’s Community School Manager, participated in the Homelessness Policy Research Virtual Research Symposium on K-12 Student Homelessness.

Jada Dean

This Inclusive Program for Special Needs Changed This Memphis Mom’s Outlook

Aug 24, 2020

When Valencia Dean enrolled her daughter Jada into Wooddale Middle School 5 years ago, she immediately knew that she had found the perfect school for her daughter.


Green Dot School Leaders Welcome Families Back to School Virtually

Aug 19, 2020

As school begins with distance learning, our school leaders share their thoughts, feelings, and excitement.


STEAM Summer Lab School

Aug 18, 2020

This summer, Green Dot students spent four weeks engaging in an interdisciplinary, project-based unit of study to earn college credit, applying science, ELA, and math skills to study COVID-19 and its impact in our communities.


The New School Year Comes at an Unprecedented Time for Green Dot Educators

Aug 11, 2020

COVID-19 has caused an unprecedented shift in education, but while the pandemic has created many new challenges, it has also inspired our schools to innovate and develop new ways to serve our students, families, and communities.

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The Power of “Yet” — Rising to the Challenge Amid a Global Pandemic

Aug 7, 2020

Carmen Leiva, a math teacher at Ánimo Watts College Preparatory Academy, loves watching students in her classroom experience “light bulb moments” of realization. In these instances she’d see a spark in their eyes when they’d see their hard work come to fruition.


Green Dot launches students to college with annual scholarship

Jul 31, 2020

On a sunny springtime afternoon, students across Green Dot Public Schools attended a virtual Launch to College event, where they joined breakout sessions with admission counselors and networked with Green Dot students attending the same universities. However, for two seniors, this event would add an extra dose of excitement.


CalMatters: A Focus on Injustice, Inequity in Public Education Must Drive California’s Budget Priorities

Jul 27, 2020

The past months have been a time of exceptional change and challenge for Green Dot Public Schools – as they have for most organizations, families and communities.


College Preparedness Shaped This Student into a Bonafide Leader

Jul 22, 2020

Growing up, Valentin Castillo knew he wanted to go to college and serve his community, but he didn’t know how. That path became clearer once he attended Ánimo Pat Brown Charter High School.


Q&A: Class of 2020 graduate on the cusp of attending UCLA

Jul 21, 2020

Amid pandemic life, we held a conversation with Class of 2020 graduate Trinity Bradford of Ánimo South Los Angeles Charter High School and discussed her thoughts, sentiments, and interest around her upcoming transition to college.


Ánimo College Prep Academy’s Graduation 2020

Jul 15, 2020

Animo Watts Alumna

Why This Alumna Is Committed to Public Service

Jul 15, 2020

Breanna Maldonado has demonstrated that you can achieve anything with determination and drive. This year she received a full tuition scholarship to attend the University of California, Los Angeles.


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