MLK Middle School closing the gap in latest STAAR results

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Middle School is closing the gap on meeting Texas state goals, where students from different student groups are making impressive strides toward their targets. King Middle met 7 of the key targets examined by STAAR in the ELA/Reading growth, where 70 percent of students achieved or surpassed their growth goal.…

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Organizing is the road toward prosperity, says United Parents and Students

Broad-based Organizing is the best way to fight inequality and improve conditions in our communities, according to United Parents and Students executive director Larry Fondation. In materials prepared by Fondation, he outlines how communities should work together identifying the issues that affect them directly, such as crime, food deserts, low wages, and long hours, as…

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Hillcrest High School achieves Level 4 in TVAAS for the first time

Hillcrest High School in Memphis achieved Level 4 scores in the Tennessee Value-Added Assessment System (TVAAS) for the first time. When Hillcrest was identified as a priority school by state assessments, the school was placed into the state’s Achievement School District (ASD), who invited Green Dot Public Schools to lead the transformation effort.  This is…

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Hillcrest HS Launches New Content Creator Course in Memphis

The new Content Creator initiative at Hillcrest High School in Memphis has both students and staff excited about giving them more opportunities on their way to college as well as being a motivation to excel in other courses. The program, generously supported by the Tennessee Valley Authority, will impact 20 students in the 11th and…

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Ánimo Jackie Robinson Graduate Seizes Opportunities to Come Out of Her Shell 

Alexis Vasquez, a 2022 graduate from Ánimo Jackie Robinson Charter High School, plans to attend the University of California, Berkeley, who plans to enroll in the school’s business program as part of his goal of owning a business. He is part of the cohort of interviewed seniors from Green Dot Public Schools California, who shared their college plans and high school experience.

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Chad Everett selected as Bluff City High’s new principal

Chad Everett was selected to be the new Principal at Bluff City High School, one of five schools that Green Dot Public Schools Tennessee operates in Memphis. He was selected through a competitive process that included input from the community of stakeholders at Bluff City School including teachers, staff, and regional leadership. Mr. Everett  began…

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Ánimo Jackie Robinson Graduate Alexis Vasquez Means Business

Alexis Vasquez, a 2022 graduate from Ánimo Jackie Robinson Charter High School, plans to attend the University of California, Berkeley, who plans to enroll in the school’s business program as part of his goal of owning a business. He is part of the cohort of interviewed seniors from Green Dot Public Schools California, who shared their college plans and high school experience.

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