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6 Guiding Principles to Professional Development

May 21, 2015

For Green Dot educators, professional development offers a chance to personalize their professional narrative.

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Hall of Fame Homecoming

May 12, 2015

Forty-two years after graduation from Locke High School, baseball greats, Eddie Murray and Ozzie Smith, returned to their alma mater, where the baseball field was renamed in their honor.

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#ThankATeacher Day and National Charter Schools Week: Two Reasons to Celebrate

May 7, 2015

National Charter Schools Week gives Green Dot Public Schools another reason to celebrate our amazing teachers and students.

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Locke music

Locke High School Band Begins March Back To Glory

Apr 30, 2015

The Locke Academy Wind Ensemble performed at the Southern California School Band and Orchestra Association in Irvine on March 20, their first concert band festival in years.

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Seeing Is Believing in Green Dot Schools

Apr 24, 2015

Touring a Green Dot school will change your perceptions about the richness and potential of Los Angeles, the work of charters, and the humanity of the people who are part of our schools.

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Locke High School

Are Charter Schools Better Than Traditional Schools?

Apr 15, 2015

Marco Petruzzi, CEO of Green Dot Public Schools National, discusses charter school success in Los Angeles and across the nation.

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Animo Ralph Bunche Students

Rethinking Suspensions

Mar 26, 2015

Student suspension rates at America’s public schools have received a lot of attention lately. Read about our approach to suspensions, and what we’re doing to improve student outcomes.

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12 Inspirational Quotes from the 2015 Golden Dot Award Winners

Mar 19, 2015

The Golden Dot Awards are an opportunity to honor the hard work and dedication of Green Dot’s outstanding teachers, administrators, and staff. This year, we asked each of the winners to share the best career advice they received that helped them get to where they are today.

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A Different Kind of Teachers Union

Mar 12, 2015

Salina Joiner, President of AMU, Green Dots teachers union, discusses her path to leadership and what makes AMU unique.

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Animo Inglewood Charter High School Graduate

What Makes a Charter Smarter?

Feb 26, 2015

A new article by Richard D. Kahlenberg and Halley Potter in the journal Educational Leadership raises some tough questions for America’s charter schools.

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When Hockey and Robots Collide: Hockey-Bot

Feb 19, 2015

The first-ever Green Dot Public Schools Hockey-Bot competition showcased the engineering and computer science work of more than 100 Green Dot students.

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Green Dot Teacher of the Year 2014 William Heuisler

Green Dot Teacher of the Year 2014 – William Heuisler

Feb 5, 2015

Green Dot’s Teacher of the Year 2014, William Heuisler, talks about his journey as an educator, and what it means to him to be a part of Animo South Los Angeles Charter High School and Green Dot Public Schools.

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Locke High School Computer Lab

Addressing Access and Equity Gaps in Technology

Jan 30, 2015

Part of addressing access and equity gaps in technology is learning how to use it to help students build new skills.

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United Parents Assembly

Thousands of Parents Gather for Inaugural United Parents Assembly

Jan 28, 2015

Thousands of Parents Gather for Inaugural United Parents Assembly

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Our Alumni Tell Us How They Are Succeeding

Jan 28, 2015

Green Dot Public Schools check in with alumni.

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Green Dot Careers

Launch Your Green Dot Career

Jan 27, 2015

We’re excited to announce that Green Dot Careers is live and ready for viewing by educators across the globe!

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Animo Leadership students

Cherry-Picking the Truth

Jan 22, 2015

Critics often accuse charter schools of “cherry-picking” their students. Read Green Dot’s take on these claims by Cristina de Jesus, CEO, Green Dot Public Schools California.

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Third Annual Golden Dot Awards

The Third Annual Golden Dot Awards Nominees

Jan 22, 2015

We are proud to announce The Third Annual Golden Dot Awards! On Saturday evening, March 14th we’ll celebrate Green Dot educators and staff who are transforming the landscape of public education.

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Green Dot Mosaic

The Core Values that Guide Us

Jan 15, 2015

Green Dot’s core values reflect the principles that direct the decisions we make.

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Animo Leadership Charter High School

Ánimo Leadership Nominated for Building of the Year!

Jan 13, 2015

Animo Leadership was nominated for building of the year by American-Architects.com, and came in second place in the public vote!

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