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Will January 6 be the new July 4?
by Carol Kocivar | July 3, 2022 | 0 Comments

This year, the 4th of July is a time to consider the fragility of our democracy. America survived a coup attempt on January 6. What should schools do to help strengthen the nation's commitment to democracy?

Impact report: 2022 Academy for Student Leaders
by Jeff Camp | June 27, 2022 | 0 Comments

The 2022 summer conference of the Ed100 Academy for Student Leaders was held on June 20-22. This post summarizes the impact of the conference, based on many student surveys.

Gavin Newsom to speak at Ed100 Academy
by Jeff Camp | June 13, 2022 | 0 Comments

Governor Newsom will be a keynote speaker for the free Ed100 Academy for Student Leaders, June 20-22, 2022

Program guide for the 2022 Summer Conference
by Jeff Camp | June 12, 2022 | 0 Comments

Who spoke and what happened at the summer conference of the Ed100 Academy for Student Leaders? Here's your online program guide.

The Ed100 Academy for Student Leaders
by Jeff Camp | June 1, 2022 | 7 Comments

The Ed100 Academy for Student Leaders helps rising student leaders at every grade level build leadership skills and connections, and find their path to civic engagement. All free.

Meet the Ed100 Academy Speakers
by Jeff Camp | May 15, 2022 | 0 Comments

Students and advisors who participate in this summer’s free summer conference of the Ed100 Academy for Student Leaders will learn from about 30 amazing people. We thought it would be fun for you to learn about a few of them and hear why they are excited to be participating.

Students as Journalists
by Jeff Camp | May 1, 2022 | 0 Comments

Journalism is an often-overlooked pathway to help students develop skills in writing, research, leadership and more. In conversation, Esther Wojcicki and Katina Paron explain how the erosion of traditional media has created conditions for an explosion of student journalism.

Win $1,000 for Your School
by Jeff Camp | April 25, 2022 | 36 Comments

You're reading lessons on Ed100 because you want to help make schools better. Here's another reason: you could win MONEY for your school!

Students out of step for middle school
by Michael Essien | April 24, 2022 | 0 Comments

The transition to middle school, never easy, has been especially hard in the pandemic, leaving many vulnerable students out of step and unprepared. To help these students, San Francisco's Michael Essien argues that school districts need to quickly re-tool, especially when it comes to reading.

Celebrating national volunteer week
by Jeff Camp | April 17, 2022 | 0 Comments

How will you celebrate National Volunteer Week, April 17-23? As Jeff explains, volunteers are essential to communities… and also part of what makes school communities unequal. If you want to help Ed100, we have some ideas for you!

What's the future for the SAT and ACT?
by Jeff Camp | April 10, 2022 | 0 Comments

California's public college systems have signaled the end of the SAT and ACT for admissions, moving to a system of 'comprehensive review'. What do parents, students, and school leaders need to know about the new rules? What are the risks and opportunities of this change?

What's an LCAP?
by Jeff Camp | March 31, 2022 | 5 Comments

Your district is required to 'engage parents' in developing its annual Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP). California parent leaders can use the LCAP to influence their district's priorities, but only if they understand the process. What's in an LCAP, and how does the process actually work?

Why parent and student leaders matter
by Jeff Camp | March 27, 2022 | 0 Comments

To become effective and wise, volunteer leaders need and deserve training and support. Summer conferences play a critical role in this training. This post describes what students leaders and faculty advisors can expect from the 2022 Ed100 Student Academy, and how to register for free.

When students can read, they can fly
by Carol Kocivar | March 20, 2022 | 1 Comment

When kids can read, they can fly. Unfortunately, many students don't get the early help they need to get off the ground. What can be done? Some leaders call for earlier dyslexia risk screening for kids. Others call for earlier academic transparency for schools. Carol explains.

The student who invented Quizlet
by Jeff Camp | March 13, 2022 | 0 Comments

Andrew Sutherland invented Quizlet when he was in high school. Virtually every student uses it. How does something like that happen? We invited Sutherland to tell his inspiring story at the summer conference of the Ed100 Academy for Student Leaders. Watch it!

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