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Good News for Green Dot*

Alexander Russo | November 26, 2012

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Remember a few weeks ago when UTLA refused to sign onto LAUSD’s Race to the Top application, and Superintendent John Deasy sent it in anyway (along with a press release)?

Well it took the US Department of Education about five minutes to reject LAUSD’s application, and — thanks to 300 peer reviewers — it took just a few weeks to whittle nearly 1200 district applications down to 61 finalists.

LAUSD is not one of them, of course, but Animo Charter High School (a part of Green Dot) is included on the list.  And in related news, Green Dot founder Steve Barr noted that Green Dot NYC was awarded a “big fat A” by the NYC Department of Education.

*UPDATE: Also on Monday, Green Dot announced that founder Barr had resigned from its board, severing the last remaining official connection between them. See LA Daily News for more.

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