Welcome to the Green Dot Blog!
America is a nation of entrepreneurs and innovators; admired and often imitated. We have landed probes on Mars, designed the world’s most admired technology, and our film and music industries are powerful influencers of culture globally. With all our success, why then do we trail so far behind in providing an excellent public education for…Read More >>
This year, Kirby Middle School revitalized its girl’s volleyball program, providing students with an opportunity to compete in a team sport.Read More >>
When it comes to education, we know that a one size approach does not fit all. We’ve long understood that students are unique individuals with diverse abilities and needs, and in order to help students tap into their limitless potential, schools must be flexible, responsive, and primed to personalize the learning experiences of each student.Read More >>
Green Dot Public Schools have launched a bold initiative to eventually match all 14,000 Green Dot students in California, Tennessee, and Southeast Texas with a professional mentor.Read More >>
In honor of World Teachers’ Day we asked our teachers one simple question about their careers in service: Why do you teach?Read More >>
This October we are joining thousands of educators across the nation in celebrating National Principals Month—a moment where we can reflect on the impact that principals have had on their schools and communities.Read More >>
This summer, Vincent Rainey, a class of 1993 Fairley High School alumnus was inducted into the Murray State University (MSU) Athletics Hall of Fame.Read More >>
As we eagerly await for our hallways to once again echo with the laughter of students, our educators have shared what they are most excited for this school year.Read More >>
“I realized that the people who were there for me either in college or high school, were a lot of my teachers. When I think about the people who have influenced me it was my teachers,” said Mendez.
When Spires learned that all of her seventh grade students had read Angie Thomas’ book, The Hate U Give, in their 6th grade English class, she was inspired to reach out to the author.Read More >>
This spring, Bluff City High School in Memphis, celebrated our first graduating class. This event signified the ending of a special era and the beginning of a new adventure.Read More >>
One of the top priorities of Green Dot Public Schools TN is creating spaces and opportunities for everyone to persevere through any of life’s challenges, leading individuals to a place of physical and mental wellness.Read More >>
For Curlandus Smith, going to college has always been an opportunity to achieve greater social mobility and make his family proud. “I always knew college was something I wanted to do. When you get a degree you’re predicted to earn more than a person without a degree.”Read More >>
Justin Dinnall, a math teacher at Kirby Middle School, will never forget the impact his own high school math teacher had on his life and career trajectory.Read More >>