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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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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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Obama

How this student Shared a Stage with Michelle Obama

Jun 4, 2019

When Jenissi Gyan, a seventh grader at Excel Public Charter School, joined her local Girl Scout troop four years ago, she never imagined that her participation would lead her to sharing her future dreams in front of former First Lady Michelle Obama and a sold out crowd of 27,000 at the Tacoma Dome.

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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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Coleman

Founding Freshman Finds New Vision for Her Future at RVLA High

Apr 25, 2019

Le’Trianna Coleman’s growth at Rainier Valley Leadership Academy HS is irrefutable: in less than a year at RVLA HS, her GPA has grown a full point, and she’s transitioned out of classes for students that need extra support into several honors courses.

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reflection

FOX13 — Kirby Middle offers “reflection room” as alternative to detention

Mar 29, 2019

Kirby Middle School’s reflection room offers students a space to resolve conflict and process emotions.

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seahawks

What Mitochondria and the Seattle Seahawks Have in Common

Mar 26, 2019

Caresse Fernandez has spent enough time in the classroom to feel comfortable about her approach and the strength of her curriculum, and yet this year, she decided to upend all of her tried and true curricula to start fresh. She’s making connections between classwork and local news, including the Seattle Seahawks, orca whales in the Puget Sound, and more.

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rvla

Rigor and Joy are Alive at Rainier Valley Leadership Academy

Feb 18, 2019

Meet Walter Chen, Principal of Rainier Valley Leadership Academy Middle School (RVLAMS). “I’d say what we really try to nail with Rainier Valley Leadership Academy is a college prep atmosphere with high rigor, and yet, joy,” said Chen.

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Diversity

Seattle Times: For Teacher Diversity, Look to Alternative Schools

Jan 25, 2019

As a former teacher, principal and leader of color at Green Dot Public Schools, I know that my colleagues look for schools where we have the freedom to innovate and serve our students most effectively, while accessing the structure and supports that reflect our community’s needs.

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mural

How a New Mural is Making Students Feel Seen at Rainier Valley Leadership Academy

Jan 17, 2019

Rainier Valley Leadership Academy Middle School art teachers Margaret Ward and Gretchen Proulx saw the opportunity for messaging to students through art on the new walls of a permanent home for the school.

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Growth

Reflecting On a 2018 of Growth

Jan 2, 2019

As we turn the page on a new year, we take this time to reflect on all the ways we’ve grown in the past year. We have much to be proud of, and still more growth to pursue, but always, we remain committed to the students and families who have entrusted us to help pave a path of preparation for college, leadership, and life.

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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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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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Seahawk

Updated: Seattle Seahawk Tyler Lockett Visits Destiny Middle School

Oct 26, 2018

This month, students at Destiny Middle School got a surprise visit from Seattle Seahawks star Tyler Lockett.

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supreme court

Supreme Court Ruling is a Victory for Students and Families

Oct 25, 2018

Earlier today, the Washington State Supreme Court ruled that charter schools are constitutional, and upheld lower court rulings that affirmed the laws that govern and fund charter schools.

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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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rvla

Celebrating a New Home for Rainier Valley Leadership Academy Middle School

Oct 10, 2018

Last month, students at Rainier Valley Leadership Academy got a new school home. To celebrate the new building, RVLA students and staff, along with community partners, hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony and shared their thoughts on the importance of having high quality public school options in their neighborhood.

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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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