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College Culture and Deep Dish Pizza: An Interview with Fairley High School Principal

April 14, 2016

During their Spring Break, 22 Fairley High School students traveled to Chicago with Principal, Zach Samson, to tour local colleges. Opportunities like this help Green Dot Public Schools create and nurture a college-going culture that sets students up for success.

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Green Dot Vote

Creating Real Community Change, One Green Dot Vote at a Time

March 31, 2016

Voter participation in the communities we serve is historically low. To address the need for more civic engagement among Green Dot families, the Green Dot Votes initiative seeks to register to vote individuals in the community and create a greater understanding of the link between civic engagement and policy change.

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Animo Inglewood students working on robot

Robot vs Robot: The Battle to Build the Best

March 24, 2016

This year, almost 150 students are designing and building their own robots to compete against each other on Thursday, April 28th at an annual competition—hosted this year by Ánimo Pat Brown Charter High School.

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Healthy Community

5 Capitals Needed for a Healthy Community

March 10, 2016

A healthy community must possess five different kinds of capital:
1. Human; 2. Social; 3. Political; 4. Intellectual, and, 5. Financial.
No single form of capital can be dominant; unrestrained by the others, each can create its own types of imbalance, and accompanying problems.

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sxswedu

From South LA to Ivy League: The Official SXSWedu Panel by Green Dot Public Schools

March 4, 2016

For Ánimo Pat Brown alumni Alvaro Quintero and Jose Rodriguez, the SXSWedu panel serves as an opportunity to share their story of transition from high school in South LA to the Ivy League.

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Athletics & Academics – A sound mind in a sound body

March 1, 2016

These are just the kind of values and determination that students need to help propel them to opportunity and achievement.

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Teach America

Life After Teach for America: How Green Dot Public Schools Builds on the “Foundation for Impact”

January 28, 2016

We spotlight one Green Dot teacher’s journey from Teach for America to classroom excellence, in anticipation of the TFA 25th Anniversary Summit.

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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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Fairley Accountability

Embracing Accountability for Tennessee’s Public Charter Schools

December 3, 2015

Charter schools are part of the public school system and, as such, are held responsible for their students’ performance. Read how Green Dot Public Schools Tennessee is embracing accountability.

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Green Dot’s AIR Program is Developing the Urban Public School Leaders of the Future

November 5, 2015

Green Dot’s Administrators-in-Residence (AIR) is a paid leadership training program that seeks to increase the number of highly effective school leaders successfully turning around the country’s most persistently low-performing schools through three research-based program components: relevant curriculum, supported immersion, and collaborative problem solving.

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