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Ed100 Student Academy Program Guide 2021
by Jeff Camp | June 15, 2021 | 0 Comments

Hundreds of high schools were represented at the 2021 Ed100 Online Academy for Student Leaders June 21-23, '21. Students learned, connected, and prepared to make a difference in their own schools and beyond. It was free. Here's a summary of speakers and sessions.

The Change-Maker’s Toolkit
by Jeff Camp | July 25, 2021 | 0 Comments

What information systems do community leaders need to know about in order to be credible as change agents for schools? This was the core question taken on by Carrie Hahnel in her presentation at the 2021 Ed100 Academy for Student Leaders, which she titled The Change-Maker’s Toolkit.

A Dream Education Budget for California
by Carol Kocivar | July 18, 2021 | 0 Comments

Over the last year, expectations about education funding have plunged and soared. California’s budget for 2021-22 delivers reasons for school communities to breathe easier. Carol explains the main elements of the budget — and why it reads like a dream list of best education practices.

How to demonstrate leadership in high school
by Jeff Camp | July 11, 2021 | 1 Comment

Colleges and employers often ask students for evidence of leadership. How do students in grades 8-12 find meaningful roles? Here’s a summary of what happened at the Ed100 Online Academy for Student Leaders in the summer of 2021.

Should teaching about the 4th of July be banned?
by Carol Kocivar | July 4, 2021 | 0 Comments

The 4th of July celebrates America's declaration of independence from England. The Declaration began our national project to live up to self-evident truths. Carol argues that Independence Day is a call to celebrate how far we have come while facing those truths.

One Way Your School Can Address Racism
by Carol Kocivar | June 19, 2021 | 3 Comments

Summer is traditionally a time for reading lists. In honor of Juneteenth and the kerfuffle over Critical Race Theory, I again recommend this book. It delivers an important historical perspective on racism in America.

California’s new math war: Slow down
by Carol Kocivar | June 6, 2021 | 4 Comments

What if the faster way to learn math is to slow down? Not just individually, but for everyone? That's the controversial conclusion of research that might change the way algebra is taught in California. Expect a fight about it. Carol explains.

Who Represents California's High Schools?
by Jeff Camp | June 1, 2021 | 0 Comments

Who represents each California high school? Here's the answer in three interactive maps, just in time for the Ed100 Academy for Student Leaders.

Win $1,000 for Your School
by Jeff Camp | May 31, 2021 | 35 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!

The 2021 Ed100 Online Summer Academy for California Student Leaders
by Jeff Camp | May 26, 2021 | 7 Comments

The Ed100 Online Academy for Student Leaders will be held June 21-23. Every California high school should be represented. Here's how to nominate students and help them apply for FREE admission.

Time's Up! Will you help?
by Jeff Camp | May 23, 2021 | 0 Comments

Before schools let out for the summer, an important message needs to reach every California high school community. Elected representatives can help. You can, too. Here's how.

Wowza! Budget windfall for children, families and schools
by Carol Kocivar | May 17, 2021 | 0 Comments

If you unexpectedly received a huge bundle of cash in the state budget, what would you do with it? That's the enviable position Governor Newsom and the legislature are in this year. Here's what you need to know.

What's an LCAP?
by Jeff Camp | April 30, 2021 | 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?

The Role of Students in PTAs
by Kathryn Rickard | April 25, 2021 | 1 Comment

Many PTA governing boards include high school students. Why not all of them, asks Kathryn Rickard, a student member of the board of the California State PTA. This summer, she will to announce a statewide organizing effort for students who serve on PTA boards. Here's how to learn more about it.

Don’t Miss it: California State PTA Convention
by Carol Kocivar | April 18, 2021 | 0 Comments

The California State PTA Convention will be held online this year. There are great reasons to sign up, including an Ed100 Workshop, which will explore four Big Ideas that can help PTAs plan for the year ahead. Here’s a preview.

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