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Music

For Love of Music: How Fairley’s New Band Director is Restoring a Legacy

Dec 18, 2018

“Music is more than just playing an instrument and trying to sound good. Music is about putting yourself into the instrument — your character, your heart, your pride,” said Thomas Perry, the Band Director at Green Dot’s Fairley High School.“

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diversity

A More Intentional Approach to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Green Dot

Dec 11, 2018

In order to deliver on our promise of preparing all students for college, leadership and life, we believe we need to foster school cultures that embrace both individuality and unity, beginning with our own team members.

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workplace

Green Dot Tennessee Named A Top Workplace in Memphis for Second Year in a Row

Dec 5, 2018

Green Dot is excited to be acknowledged on this year’s Top Workplaces 2018 list, as professional development and empowerment of its employees are continued priorities for the organization

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expanded learning

Expanded Learning: Supporting Students Beyond the Bell

Nov 2, 2018

At Green Dot Public Schools, learning doesn’t stop when the school bell rings. Expanded learning programs are an extension of the academic day.

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college

Help Make College Access Possible For All

Nov 1, 2018

This year, across our network, each of our 30 schools is fundraising to help underwrite college tours or SAT/ACT prep for their students. Give today and make an impact on the lives of nearly 15,000 students in chronically underserved communities.

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soleo

Chad Soleo Appointed Interim CEO of Green Dot Public Schools National

Oct 15, 2018

As Green Dot Public Schools National continues its search for a new Chief Executive, the National Board of Directors voted this week to appoint Chad Soleo as Interim CEO effective November 1, 2018.

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Principal

Green Dot Celebrates National Principals’ Month

Oct 8, 2018

At Green Dot we know that all great schools have a great leader at the helm. Families trust them with their student’s well-being and their academic journeys.

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learning curve

Announcing The Learning Curve: News and Views from Green Dot Leaders

Oct 4, 2018

Green Dot Public Schools is excited to announce The Learning Curve, a platform for sharing reflections and leading ideas on public education from Green Dot leaders.

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shirts

Kirby Middle School Hosts Partner Celebration of 100,000 School Shirts Donated

Sep 19, 2018

While a school shirt might not seem like a large expense to some, it can create a barrier for some parents eager to enroll their student at a Green Dot school. That’s why we work with organizations like Agape North, who has donated school shirts to several of our schools in Tennessee as part of their program to give back.

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Thank You

Students Say ‘Thank You’ to Staff and Educators

Aug 31, 2018

In this video, students from across the network have something to say to all of the leaders, staff, and teachers who prepare them for college, leadership, and life.

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leader

Strong Leaders Take the Helm at Green Dot Schools Across the Country

Aug 28, 2018

As we begin a new school year, Green Dot is proud to introduce a number of new school leaders. While not all are new faces at their schools, they are all new to the helm.

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TVAAS

Three Green Dot Schools Achieve TVAAS Scores of 5 as 2018-19 School Year Commences

Aug 27, 2018

Three Green Dot schools – Bluff City High School, Kirby Middle School, and Wooddale Middle School – all achieved Tennessee Value-Added Assessment System (TVAAS) scores of 5 as they opened in early August for the 2018-19 school year.

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sxswedu

Send Us to SXSWedu 2019: Vote Now for Green Dot’s Panel Submissions

Aug 21, 2018

Green Dot has submitted four panels for the SXSWedu 2019 conference and we need your help to make sure our panels get chosen! Create an account with SXSW and vote for Green Dot’s panels.

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Clark Atlanta

Why So Many Fairley Students Are Heading to Clark Atlanta University

Jul 11, 2018

When Fairley High School alumni and former teacher Cafabian Heard first walked on to the campus of Clark Atlanta University, little did he know that soon enough a trail of Fairley alumni would soon be following his footsteps, largely due to his mentorship and encouragement.

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band

Chalkbeat–How one group unites, provides opportunities for Memphis-area musicians

Jul 3, 2018

Chalkbeat features Fairley High School’s band in their preparation for this year’s Independence Showdown Battle of the Bands.

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class of 2018

Check Out the Smiles of the Class of 2018

Jun 28, 2018

Green Dot is proud to celebrate the Class of 2018! This year marked a number of milestones for our schools, and as we reflect on the school year, it’s clear how much there is to celebrate.

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Darryl

Meet Darryl: Developing a Joyful Resilience at Bluff City High School

May 30, 2018

“Every day I walk into this school, I try to make the best impression and show my teachers that I’m that guy who’s going to do something great with their life,” says Darryl Buchanan, a freshman in the founding class at Bluff City High School. “I try to make everyone proud.”

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awards

And the Winners of the Sixth Annual Golden Dot Awards Are…

May 17, 2018

On May 5, 2018, eight Golden Dot Awards were given to staff who exemplify Green Dot Public Schools’ core values. Take a look at this year’s winners!

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appreciation

Happy Teacher Appreciation Day from Green Dot Public Schools!

May 9, 2018

Happy Teacher Appreciation Day from Green Dot Public Schools!

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tea party

Can’t We All Just Get Oolong? How a Tea Party and Other Gatherings Are Growing Young Ladies at Kirby

May 2, 2018

A tea party is just one of the mentorship events Kirby Middle School principal Deadre Ussery is hosting for a select group of 10 eighth grade girls.

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