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La Prensa Latina: How Green Dot Is Helping Transform Public Education In Tennessee

Jun 22, 2020

Green Dot Public Schools Tennessee speaks with La Prensa Latina Media about closing the digital divide and supporting Memphis students pave a path to success

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Juneteenth is a holiday of celebration, reflection

Jun 18, 2020

On Friday, June 19, we will join our African American community of educators, colleagues, students, families, and friends in celebrating Juneteenth, a 155-year-old commemoration of the abolishment of slavery in the United States.

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The Graduating Class That Will Change the World

Jun 12, 2020

The Class of 2020 will always be remembered as the class of resilience. Since their birth they’ve had to cope with adversity. Born as the world struggled to come to grips with the events of September 11, they now transition into adulthood amid a global pandemic.

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Students are Making Meaning of Current Events in the Classroom

Jun 2, 2020

Our nation has been facing uncomfortable truths about itself. Thousands of people across the United States have protested in palpable anger and disappointment in the unjust muder of George Floyd by a Minneapolis police officer.

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National Charter Schools Week: Bright Spots and Joy

May 13, 2020

This week, we’re taking the time to reflect on the resiliency of our schools and their ability to support educators, families and students overcome all obstacles.

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A Thank You to Our Teachers

May 7, 2020

As we celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week during this time of uncertainty, we recognize our educators for their hard work and devotion to serving all students.

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Supporting Our Communities During COVID-19

Apr 16, 2020

Today, the role of public education is more important than ever. As the COVID-19 crisis continues, Green Dot remains committed in our mission to serve the most vulnerable communities and ensure all students are prepared for college, leadership, and life.

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How the Grindhouse Boxing Program is Helping Fairley Students Succeed

Mar 31, 2020

For Jada Pipkin, a sophomore at Fairley High School, the Grindhouse Program is the highlight of her day. “I learned that I got a lot of self confidence, and it taught me to be strong about myself,” said Pipkin.

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Latest Update on COVID-19

Mar 19, 2020

Throughout the world, we are facing unprecedented challenges arising from COVID-19. The decision to temporarily close schools is always difficult. The health and safety of our communities is of the utmost importance to us, to that end, this month we made the difficult decision to close our schools across our network.

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Update on Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Mar 12, 2020

Green Dot takes the safety and well-being of our students, staff, and families very seriously. We are in constant communication with the Los Angeles Department of Public Health (LADPH), Shelby County Health Department (SCHD), Public Health – Seattle and King County, and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

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Guided by a Belief in the Potential of All Students

Oct 24, 2019

Over 15 years ago, a desire to see all children succeed inspired Lajuan Sylvester to leave her role as an operations manager in the private sector and pursue a career in public education.

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Leaders

Join Us in Celebrating National Principals’ Month

Oct 1, 2019

At Green Dot, our school leaders drive the direction of our schools and embody our mission to serve our communities. They have a true passion for education and are committed to the pursuit of college, leadership, and life for all students.

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Hillcrest Senior ‘Gives Her Best Shot,’ and Lands a Basketball Scholarship

Jul 1, 2019

Chancey Jackson, a Hillcrest High School alumna, is heading to Northeast Mississippi Community College in Booneville, Mississippi in the fall on a basketball scholarship. Reflecting on her senior year, Jackson is proud of the strong season she and her teammates had. The Lady Vikings were 14-0 this season, and were the top ranking team in the district.

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College

Making College Real: Why All Green Dot Schools Tour College Campuses

Jun 4, 2019

At Green Dot, college tours are a critical component of our students’ path to higher education. Most importantly, exposing students to college campuses feeds a vision for their future, and allows them to imagine themselves walking the campus as a student one day.

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Camping

Happy Campers: Bluff City Students Experience the Great Outdoors

May 27, 2019

Last year, a group of 40 founding freshmen from Bluff City High School spent one night at Camp Chia La Key in Huntsville, Alabama. Participants were offered a spot on the trip based on behavior and attendance. The trip began with a tour of Alabama A&M University, where students had lunch on campus and learned more about the university, and ended at the YMCA campground.

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Parent

Why this Parent Loves Wooddale Middle School

May 27, 2019

Antoine Stone is a proud Green Dot parent who considers Wooddale Middle School a second home. “It feels so family oriented and that’s what I love. It’s not just teachers that come to teach kids, but it’s mothers and fathers that come to teach their kids, who they call their kids away from home,” said Stone.

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Hillcrest

Hillcrest Sweeps at Annual ACT-SO Competition

May 22, 2019

This summer, two students from Hillcrest High School will be heading to the Afro-Academic, Cultural, Technological and Scientific Olympics (ACT-SO) National Competition in Detroit. The competition was first organized over 30 years ago by NAACP branches across the U.S. to encourage African American high school students to aspire for excellence in 26 academic areas of competition.

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Soleo

Chad Soleo Appointed National CEO of Green Dot Public Schools

May 16, 2019

After a rigorous and extensive hiring process, Green Dot’s National Board has announced its appointment of Chad Soleo as the next National Chief Executive for Green Dot Public Schools.

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knowledge bowl

Local Police Officer Coaches Winning Hillcrest Knowledge Bowl Team

May 7, 2019

This February, a team of students from Hillcrest High School won first place at the annual Memphis Police Department Crime Prevention Unit’s City Wide Black History Month Knowledge Bowl.

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boxing

Grindhouse Boxing Provides Socioemotional Lessons for Students at Fairley

Apr 11, 2019

“I joined the program to help me get control of myself and my anger,” reflected Javeries Suggs, a freshman at Fairley. “It has helped me become a nicer and calmer person. It has also helped me keep myself on track and stay more focused.”

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