Green Dot Featured in 2017 SXSWedu Conference and Festival

Ánimo Pat Brown Charter High School Alumn and Harvard sophomore, Alvaro Quintero at SXSWedu 2016

We are thrilled to announce that Green Dot Public Schools was selected to engage a broad community of educators and industry leaders at the next SXSWedu! As the leading charter public school operator involved in transforming underperforming schools, Green Dot is honored to be given the opportunity to share our practices as we continuously strive to empower teachers and build collaborative, resilient teams.

“We are in a pivotal moment in education and I believe we have immense potential to spur student achievement as we push forward to a new year. I look forward to being part of a critical conversation at SXSWedu and believe we have made significant strides at Green Dot that are worth sharing with others,” said CEO Marco Petruzzi.

Green Dot will participate in two panels during SXSWedu, March 6th-9th, 2017 in Austin, TX:

Marco Petruzzi, Green Dot’s National CEO,  in partnership with Scott Sargrad from the Center for American Progress, will participate in a panel titled, “Advocating for Students: ESSA Implementation.” As experts in public education leadership, Marco and Scott invite attendees to explore tangible, effective  policy solutions being implemented in accordance with the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).

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Dr. Cristina de Jesus, Green Dot’s California CEO, will host “Professional Development: Beyond the Buzzwords,” to engage educators in a conversation about how professional development can build school leadership and inspire student success. Cristina will share Green Dot’s inclusive, data-driven approach to reimagining professional develop across the nationwide school network. Learn more about Green Dot’s six guiding principles to professional development here.

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About SXSWedu:

SXSWedu is an annual conference focusing on innovations in learning. SXSWedu occurs at the Hilton Downtown Austin and Austin Convention Center. Like other SXSW festivals, SXSWedu seeks to converge the wide variety of stakeholders who share an interest in 21st Century innovation and best practices.

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