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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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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Project REAL Master Teacher Pays it Forward

René Agustín

René Augustín was moved to be a role model from the very beginning. “My impact on the students is that seeing someone like them who grew up in the same neighborhood, who is part of the same community, who still visits his mom here on the weekends is very important.”  Now that the Ánimo Watts…

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The Dream is alive and well at Martin Luther King Middle School

Just like Dr. Martin Luther King believed in his “I have a Dream” speech over a half a century ago, the Middle School in Beaumont, Texas that bears his name is striving to make things better for its students.MLK Middle School Principal Julia Rich is starting to climb that mountain and making strides step by…

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