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Building Safe, Inclusive Spaces Matters Now More Than Ever

Jun 4, 2021

This June, we’re joining communities and allies across our nation in observing LGBTQ+ Pride Month.

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Green Dot Public Schools Tennessee Re-Entry Updates 5/31

Jun 1, 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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May 25th, Weekly News Report

May 25, 2021

The country’s two biggest school districts announced their fall reopening plans: Superintendent Austin Beutner announced that LAUSD will return for 5 days a week with a remote option (ABC 7, LA Times, KTLA, LA Daily News, CBS LA). In New York City, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that the city will return 5 days a…

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How This Valedictorian Learned Computer Programming Before College

May 25, 2021

For Jenny Mendez, Ánimo Venice served as a launchpad for success.

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11 Green Dot Students Awarded $5,000 College Scholarships

May 24, 2021

The ScholarMatch and Kayne Destination College programs awarded 11 Green Dot students in Los Angeles with $5,000 Scholarships, funded by the Ric & Suzanne Kayne Foundation.

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How This Alumni Fostered Self-determination on the Field and in the Classroom

May 19, 2021

For Curlandus Smith, going to college has always been an opportunity to achieve greater social mobility and make his family proud. “I always knew college was something I wanted to do. When you get a degree you’re predicted to earn more than a person without a degree.”

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How We’re Reducing Chronic Absenteeism through Data

May 18, 2021

In October of 2020, we partnered with Cross Country Education to develop and implement new innovative practices to mitigate chronic absenteeism. Here’s how we did it.

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Weekly Education News Brief – May 18, 2021

May 18, 2021

Editor’s note: This weekly media report covers public education news, opinions, and trends. Please be in touch with alanna.klein@greendot.org with any questions.   Tennessee’s state legislature faces national blowback for advancing a bill that would ban critical race theory – the teaching of systemic racism – in public schools. Governor Lee still must sign it for it…

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Justin Dinnall

Justin Dinnall: I Had a Teacher Who Looked like Me

May 13, 2021

Justin Dinnall, a math teacher at Kirby Middle School, will never forget the impact his own high school math teacher had on his life and career trajectory.

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Green Dot Public Schools Tennessee Re-Entry Updates 5/12

May 13, 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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More than Numbers: How This Math Teacher Connects with Students

May 12, 2021

Kevin Castro has always known that he wanted to teach. “You know how in kindergarten they ask kids, ‘What do you want to be when you grow up?’ I said teacher,” laughed Castro, a math teacher at Animo Venice Charter High School

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Weekly News Report, May 11th 2021

May 12, 2021

The FDA approves Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine to be used for 12-15 year olds.  (New York Times, CNBC, Washington Post, CNN, Daily Memphian)   Cindy Marten, former Superintendent of San Diego Unified School District, was confirmed by The Senate to be the US Deputy Secretary of Education. (NBC San Diego, San Diego Union-Tribune)   The 74…

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Relationships to the Rescue: How our Common Humanity is Vital for Racial Justice

May 11, 2021

This is a tough moment for our country — disproportionately so for those for whom elements of personal identity, not the least of which is racial identity, are touched by ongoing events:

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Mental Health Awareness Month: How We’re Building Better Support for Students

May 11, 2021

At Green Dot, our learning communities care for the wellbeing of the whole student, academically and socioemotionally, to prepare them for success.

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Green Dot California Reopens 19 Schools Across Los Angeles

May 10, 2021

This is a milestone we’re excited to celebrate this year, and we look forward to continuing our work of preparing our students for success.

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Join Us in Celebrating National Charter Schools Week

May 10, 2021

Our schools are guided by our mission to transform public education and prepare all students for college, leadership, and life.

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Green Dot California Reopens 19 Schools Across Los Angeles

May 7, 2021

This is a milestone we’re excited to celebrate this year, and we look forward to continuing our work of preparing our students for success.

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How Animo Legacy Supported This Alumna on Her Path to College

May 4, 2021

For Ánimo Legacy Charter Middle School alumna Adriana Figueroa, attending a small public school focused on academic rigor, individualized support, caring relationships, and connections made all the difference.

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May 4th, 2021 Media Report: News We’re Reading This Week

May 4, 2021

Editor’s note: This weekly media report covers national public education news, opinions, and trends with a focus on California and Tennessee. Please be in touch with alanna.klein@greendot.org with any questions.

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Green Dot Public Schools Commemorates Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

May 3, 2021

This month, we’re proud to celebrate the critical contributions Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders have made to our nation’s history.

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