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Why Sarai Traveled Two Hours a Day for School

July 9, 2019
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Ánimo Pat Brown Charter High School (APB) alumna Sarai Flores is one of the many students whose academic trajectories have been dramatically changed since they arrived at a Green Dot school. “I was not a very good student; I felt like school wasn’t important, but my mindset changed when I came to APB. I went from failing all my classes to getting mostly As,” reflected Flores.

Growth Mindset: An Important Component of Student Success

December 8, 2020
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Vincent Huynh’s math classes may look different than they did last fall, but one thing remains the same: his commitment to developing growth mindsets and nurturing students’ inherent capacity to learn.

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Why Can’t We Read Things Like This for Class?

September 8, 2020
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When I wrote my own book, Strange Days, I was thinking a lot about this. I wanted it to be fun and accessible, but I also wanted it to be a useful teaching tool.

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Carmen leiva

The Power of “Yet” — Rising to the Challenge Amid a Global Pandemic

August 7, 2020
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Carmen Leiva, a math teacher at Ánimo Watts College Preparatory Academy, loves watching students in her classroom experience “light bulb moments” of realization. In these instances she’d see a spark in their eyes when they’d see their hard work come to fruition.

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college counseling

Why This Alumna Became a Counselor at Her Alma Mater

September 10, 2019
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“When I became a counselor many of my friends and even family members would ask me, ‘Do you have a couch where you ask students how they’re doing while you scribble notes in a notepad?’” chuckled Stacie Cruz, a counselor at Ánimo Leadership Charter High School.

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School

Why Sarai Traveled Two Hours a Day for School

July 9, 2019
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Ánimo Pat Brown Charter High School (APB) alumna Sarai Flores is one of the many students whose academic trajectories have been dramatically changed since they arrived at a Green Dot school. “I was not a very good student; I felt like school wasn’t important, but my mindset changed when I came to APB. I went from failing all my classes to getting mostly As,” reflected Flores.

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