Perspective

Washington State Charter Schools - Bree Dusseault

Answers to Commonly Asked Questions About Washington Charter Schools

February 23, 2016

Q&A with Executive Director of Green Dot Washington, Bree Dusseault, about Washington Charter Schools.

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#TFA25

How #TFA25 Reconnected Me to the Classroom

February 18, 2016

Teachers and leaders from TFA, like Nate Geller, Assistant Principal at Ánimo Phillis Wheatley, believe in the transformational power of rigorous academics and supportive school culture.

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Green Dot Alum Marco Solis

Small Schools, Huge Impact

February 11, 2016

For many families, the only option for a public education is an over-enrolled school within their designated district. This was true for the Solis family but they chose Green Dot. “My experience at APB was life-changing,” Solis recalls.

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Supporting Teachers with a Little Help From Our Friends

January 21, 2016

Our teachers’ work is very demanding day in and day out. Last month, a team of Green Dot volunteers supported teachers by refreshing work spaces and classrooms.

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Escaping Poverty through Better Education and Community Organizing

January 14, 2016

As we remember Martin Luther King this weekend and the legacy he left, we prepare more Green Dot parents to organize together to improve their lives and the conditions in their communities.

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Destiny Charter Middle School

When Times Are Tough, Give Thanks

November 26, 2015

In the midst of uncertainty, Destiny Middle School families gathered to celebrate its roots and its appreciation for their learning community. Together they stood united and strong during a time when the community was faced with adversity.

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Fairley HS Students Studying

The Science Behind a School Restart

October 29, 2015

Green Dot Public Schools is seeking to disrupt the cycle of poverty in under served neighborhoods with a goal of graduating students at a higher rate than their peers in more affluent areas. The idea is that the more normative post-secondary opportunities and readiness are, the more gateways out of poverty can grow. We already know that one’s chances of escaping poverty tumble without a quality post-secondary education.

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Destiny Middle School Student

The Need for Public School Choice for Teachers

October 22, 2015

Destiny Middle School 6th Grade English Language Arts and Literacy Enrichment teacher, Kayla Vickaryous, reflects on the importance of public school choice for teachers, parents and students.

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Common Core Bootcamp

Green Dot Public Schools’ Approach to the Common Core

October 15, 2015

For too long, unaligned standards disguised educational inequity across schools, districts, and states. A common core of knowledge and skills ensures that all students are held to the same rigorous expectations; that all students are given the opportunity to achieve their true potential.

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From Federal Grants to Fundamental Facts- Get the News About Public Charter Schools

October 9, 2015

As we celebrate public charter schools that help children from disadvantaged backgrounds, we must continue empowering educators to create great schools while holding ourselves to the highest possible standards of excellence.

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