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Ed100 Chapter of the Month: Planning for PTA Meetings
by Jeff Camp | May 28, 2018 | 5 Comments

Here's a plan to take your PTA to a new level of understanding about California's education system.

How To Win $1,000 for Your School
by Jeff Camp | May 10, 2018 | 19 Comments

You're reading lessons on Ed100 because you want to help make schools better. To encourage you, the California State PTA is offering another reason: you could win MONEY for your school's PTA!

Student Leaders Wanted, Fast
by Jeff Camp | September 13, 2018 | 1 Comment

The student position on the California Board of Education is the most powerful role that a high school student can serve in government. Here's how to get the job, and some other leadership roles of note.

What Good Are the Humanities?
by Julie Fry | September 6, 2018 | 0 Comments

The need for understanding and empathy has never been greater. Educating students in the Humanities is essential to the development of a civil society. Guest commentary by Julie Fry.

Ed100 Chapter of the Month #2: Students
by Jeff Camp | September 4, 2018 | 0 Comments

Who does the most important work in school? That's an easy one: Students. Students are the focus of Ed100 Chapter 2, the Ed100 Chapter of the Month for August-September.

Are Charter Schools Good or Evil?
by Jeff Camp | August 21, 2018 | 2 Comments

Are charter schools good or evil? It's a false choice, but the topic has become polarized. Here's what you need to know to have productive conversations about it.

Summer's Over. School's Starting. What'd You Miss?
by Jeff Camp | August 10, 2018 | 0 Comments

Wondering what you missed over the summer in the world of making-education-work-better? Fear not! Here's our back-to-school recap of the goings-on that you need to know about in California education.

Ed100 Chapter of the Month #1
by Jeff Camp | August 2, 2018 | 0 Comments

With this post, we are officially launching the Ed100 Chapter of the Month Program, our biggest effort yet to help PTA leaders make a lasting difference in their schools and districts.

Five Strategies for Family Engagement in Schools
by Jonathan Raymond | July 29, 2018 | 0 Comments

What makes real change happen in a school system? Jonathan Raymond offers a thoughtful perspective, succinctly expressed in five points.

More Money for Schools? No, Not Really.
by Carol Kocivar | July 10, 2018 | 1 Comment

The budget for education grew. It did. But the costs of pensions and special education grew more, so cut, cut, cut!

New Rules for Teachers Unions
by Jeff Camp | June 28, 2018 | 1 Comment

Overturning 40 years of precedent, the Supreme Court has ruled that teachers cannot be compelled to pay union fees. Here's why it matters to teachers, and how it might affect families.

Suicide Prevention: The Role of Parents
by Shereen Walter | June 17, 2018 | 1 Comment

Suicide is a scary topic for parents, but it is the second-leading cause of death for teens. Here's what you need to know, and what your school can do to save lives.

Flunking Democracy
by Carol Kocivar | June 8, 2018 | 0 Comments

Here is the question of the day: Are we flunking democracy? America depends on an informed public to engage in issues with intelligence and compassion. Are our schools delivering? Well, there's good news and bad news...

The Big, Big Picture: Ed100 Sitemap
by Jeff Camp | June 4, 2018 | 1 Comment

Ed100 Sitemap: The Whole Enchilada

What Do School Boards Do in the Summer?
by Denise Jennison | May 31, 2018 | 0 Comments

In summer, school board members turn to a different type of work. Ed100's school board correspondent, Denise Jennison, explains what your school board might be up to, and how you can find out more.

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