UPAS partners to promote the Health Equity and Racial Justice Fund

Community Based Organizations, including United Parents and Students, recently urged Gov. Gavin Newson to include the Health Equity and Racial Justice Fund (HERJ) in the state’s 2022/2023 budget. The HERJ Fund would address health inequities and racial injustices and provide $100 million in dedicated and ongoing annual funding to community-based groups, tribal organizations, and clinics…

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National Charter School Week recognizes changemakers and advocates

The National Alliance for Public Charter Schools kicked off its National Charter School Week recognizing changemakers and advocates, celebrating 31 years of existence. “This week is a great opportunity to celebrate the accomplishments of the charter school sector with our growing community of parents, educators, activists, students, alumni, and elected officials who see the unwavering…

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Music programs help students focus for success in academics and life

The Music program is a vital part of students at Green Dot’s Hillcrest High School in Memphis, helping students gain focus and express their feelings, which in turn helps them improve their academic achievements. “Music and intelligence in academics are linked together,” explained Zeporia Gray, music teacher and Band Director at Hillcrest. “There’s so many…

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UPAS Extends Food Justice Work to Support Local Entrepreneurs

During the past two years, United Parents and Students has kept itself busy spearheading a campaign that helped Green Dot Public School communities and others meet their food needs through the Los Angeles County food voucher program. As pandemic restrictions loosen thanks to a high number of vaccinations all over the state, executive director Larry…

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GDPST students celebrate mid-year academic achievements

The return to in person classes to the Green Dot Public Schools in Tennessee brought in some exciting news as students in Middle Schools outperformed results from last year midterm iReady exams by double digits. “This is probably the most promising IReady data that we’ve had in several years, so it’s making us feel quite…

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