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This summer, Green Dot students witnessed the first total solar eclipse in the United States since 1979. Green Dot educators saw this as a great opportunity to continue linking current events and natural phenomena to the classroom, encouraging students to tap into their innate curiosity.Read More >>
Read three practical tips to help you thrive in your first year of teaching and beyond, gleaned from Kris Terry’s experience as a new teacher, school principal and Director of New Teacher Development.Read More >>
We are deeply disappointed and frustrated about this week’s announcement from the Trump Administration repealing Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) over the next six months.Read More >>
On any given day at Kirby Middle School, you can guarantee to be greeted by the welcoming smile of Office Assistant Ricardo Carranza.Read More >>
English teacher Catherine Stine shares words of encouragement with Green Dot alumni embarking on their first year of college.Read More >>
In this video, we encounter three students in different grade levels — one middle school student, one recent high school graduate, and one alumni — from three different cities across the Green Dot network, all on different parts of their road to college.Read More >>
For its third year in a row, Green Dot submitted proposals for our educators, leadership team and staff to lead panel discussions at the SXSWedu annual conference in Austin, TX. Vote for Green Dot’s panels today!Read More >>
A phenomena known as “summer melt” is a representation of the obstacles faced by many first year and first generation college students. This is why Green Dot’s educational model has built-in supports in the form of summer workshops, support groups, mentors, and outreach.Read More >>
As the school year approaches, Green Dot proudly welcomes new school leaders to our growing community as they prepare to roll up their sleeves and get to work in schools across California, Washington, and Tennessee. Meet the school leaders at Green Dot’s three newest schools.Read More >>
At Green Dot, a special staff person helps power the vital partnership between schools, families, and communities — we call them Parent Coordinators, and they help bridge the gap between students’ home and school lives.Read More >>
This is Hillcrest’s first graduation under Green Dot’s operation of the school, making it a very special Class of 2017. At this year’s graduation ceremony, the Hillcrest valedicotiran and two salutatorians shared insight and encouragement with their classmates.Read More >>
The thumps of basketballs hitting the pavement were muffled over the applause of the audience, as Ánimo Western Charter Middle School and Ánimo Phillis Wheatley Charter Middle School students played in their first Special Olympics Unified Sports game.Read More >>
This spring, parents and students from Green Dot Public Schools’United Parents and Students, KIPP Public Charter Schools, and Magnolia Public Schools, hosted the LA Stands for All Immigrant Families assembly, a collective effort to protect the rights of the families our schools serve — and by extension, families like them across the city.Read More >>
Green Dot leadership, educators and staff proudly celebrate the end of a successful school year as 209 students from our two high schools in Memphis walk the stage at their graduation ceremonies.Read More >>
Green Dot is excited to welcome the new head football coach and Athletic Director at Fairley High School: Gene Robinson III.
Bluff City High School has a new principal – Jonas G. Cleaves will be joining the Green Dot family as the school’s leader this fall.Read More >>
Green Dot is excited to announce a high quality high school option for students throughout South Memphis: Bluff City High School is set to open its doors for the first time in August 2017.Read More >>
In education, poverty is still the principal indicator of quality — where working class families can ask for change, but, without power, they cannot demand it. United Parents and Students, an affiliate of Green Dot Public Schools National, is working to change that.