From Class to Courtside—How This Teacher Pushes Student Athletes To Uncover Their Full Potential

When Karishma Hossain isn’t teaching Math Foundations or Project Lead The Way, she’s outside coaching the Titans, the boy’s basketball team of Ánimo James B. Taylor Charter Middle School. Hossain began this program last spring after having coached the sport for several years. We had the chance to learn what coaching means to Hossain, and what playing a sport means to her student athletes.

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Malala Inspires AJR Students to Choose Empathy And Believe in Themselves

The school rumbled excitedly as teachers and students filled Ánimo Jackie Robinson Charter High School’s auditorium. A seemingly ordinary Tuesday turned into a buzz-filled day. Malala was greeted with a rousing welcome as she hosted a screening and discussion of the Oscar-nominated documentary Stranger at the Gate (2022).

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Community Schools Grant Provides Green Dot California Schools Tools for Student Achievement

Three Green Dot California Schools recently became the recipients of Community Schools Partnership Program Grants funded by the California Department of Education. Over the course of five years, Ánimo Ellen Ochoa Charter Middle School, Ánimo Compton Charter School, and Ánimo James B. Taylor Charter Middle School will be awarded over one million dollars each to expand their access to community resources to further the mission of transforming public education and creating equitable outcomes for all students.

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How We Use SEL Screeners to Uplift Student Voices

At Green Dot Public Schools California, our schools are responsible for not only the academic success of our students but for their greater well-being to prepare all students for success in college, leadership, and life. How do we create a space where students can succeed? Through social-emotional learning screenings, we improve our schools through the voices of our most significant stakeholders—our students.

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Coach G uses sports to guide MLK students to academics

When Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School’s Angela Gauthier was a young woman in her native Louisiana, she was passionate about sports and wanted to become a physical education teacher. After graduating from high school, that dream was forced to come to a pause, as it wasn’t possible at that time and she decided to…

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Thank You School Counselors for Supporting Students at Every Level

The week of February 6th Green Dot Public Schools California is taking part in celebrating National School Counseling Week. The American School Counselor Association has themed the 2023 week as “School Counselors: Helping Students Dream Big.” Across our 18 middle and high school sites, we’re showing appreciation and highlighting the work of our dedicated counselors who help prepare our students for success in college, leadership, and life.

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