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How To Win $1,000 for Your School
by Jeff Camp | May 11, 2017 | 3 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!

Homework: More Time on Task
by Jeff Camp | October 7, 2017 | 2 Comments

Homework is a giant part of the experience of education. What is its purpose, and does it deliver? How is homework changing?

Why Ed100 Exists
by Jeff Camp | September 26, 2017 | 0 Comments

I started writing what would eventually become Ed100.org more than a decade ago, as a volunteer. Here's why I think it matters.

Constitution Week
by Carol Kocivar | September 16, 2017 | 1 Comment

Constitution Week 2017 is September 17 through 23. What do California schools teach about citizenship? The standards are changing...

What's an LCAP?
by Carol Kocivar | September 7, 2017 | 1 Comment

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? He

Stay Current: Here's What You Missed
by Jeff Camp | September 6, 2017 | 0 Comments

A lot happened over the summer. Here's what might have slipped by you.

Five Tips to Engage Parents
by Carol Kocivar | August 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

One of the nicest questions we get from readers is "How can I use Ed100 at my school?" Here's some practical advice.

School Funding: Is Bad Good Enough?
by Carol Kocivar | August 7, 2017 | 0 Comments

When it comes to investing in children and schools, California is still just getting "back to bad". And it might get worse.

Getting Down to Facts
by Jeff Camp | August 1, 2017 | 0 Comments

Some changes in California's education system can be traced back to the work of the Governor's Committee on Education Excellence. The Committee's recommendations are still relevant. Here they are.

Getting Ready for the New School Year
by Carol Kocivar | July 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

Five tips to share with your school community to help you get ready for a great year.

Parcel Taxes and Bonds Demystified
by Denise Jennison | July 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

Parcel taxes and bonds enable school districts to raise money locally. Parcel taxes are for people and programs. Bonds are for buildings and facilities. Here's what you need to know.

Ed100 Democracy Quiz: Can We Stump You?
by Carol Kocivar | June 30, 2017 | 0 Comments

There's one thing that leaders past and present consistently agree about...

What Student Board Members Should Know Before They Start
by Ella Smith | June 24, 2017 | 1 Comment

Many school boards in California include a student member. As the school year begins, new students are stepping up to this important role. Ella Smith served as the student member in Poway, California.

Summer Reading For Parent Leaders
by Carol Kocivar | June 19, 2017 | 0 Comments

List of “must reads” to help parent leaders become more informed and ready for the new school year.

The Future of Charter Schools
by Carol Kocivar | June 11, 2017 | 0 Comments

Charter schools in California now serve nearly one in ten students. Advocates for charter schools and teachers' unions are clashing over proposals that affect the future of charter schools. This post examines the legislation. It's a good example of how important policy is formed in this state.

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