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Ed100 Chapter of the Month: Planning for PTA Meetings
by Jeff Camp | August 26, 2019 | 10 Comments

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

Vaping: What Can Schools Do?
by Jeff Camp | October 7, 2019 | 2 Comment

A rash of vaping-related deaths has jolted school leaders and parents awake. Suddenly, vaping is everywhere in schools. It's dangerous. Here's what you need to know.

Where Do Homeless Kids Go To School?
by Carol Kocivar | September 30, 2019 | 0 Comments

Kids usually attend a school near home. But what happens if they don't have a home? Homelessness is a huge issue in California schools. Here's what you need to know.

What Do School Counselors Do?
by Jeff Camp | September 23, 2019 | 1 Comment

What do school counselors do, and how are they different from other staff like school psychologists, social workers, and school resource officers? There's a big difference. This post explains.

Attention, High School Juniors!
by Brenna Pangelinan | September 16, 2019 | 0 Comments

The student position on the California State Board of Education is the most powerful leadership role a high school student can play in American government. It's not an advisory position -- it's a full seat at the table in the room where it happens. Brenna Pangelinan explains why and how to apply.

Adolescent Sexual Relationships: The Importance of Consent
by Shafia Zaloom | September 11, 2019 | 0 Comments

If we’re not talking to our kids about sex, we’re the only ones NOT talking to our kids about sex. Parents, as the primary sexuality educators in our children’s lives, have to be a part of that conversation. Read more from Shafia Zaloom, author of Sex, Teens and Everything in Between.

Arts in Schools: Finding the Money
by Adelaide Kuehn | September 2, 2019 | 0 Comments

National Arts in Education Week starts September 8. It coincides with back-to-school season to raise awareness of an important reality: It's up to each school board to determine how to prioritize the arts. Adelaide Kuehn of the California Alliance for Arts Education explains.

Open Meetings: How the Brown Act Works
by Leslie Reckler | August 26, 2019 | 4 Comments

The Brown Act, California's open meeting law, plays a big role in how school boards work. If you want to influence your board or understand how change happens, you need to understand the rules. Leslie Reckler explains.

Vaccinations and Schools
by Jeff Camp | August 20, 2019 | 2 Comments

Schools play a critical role in keeping children and communities safe. A key part of this role is making sure that all children are properly vaccinated.

How Burbank USD Develops Informed School Communities with Ed100
by Jeff Camp | August 12, 2019 | 3 Comments

The Superintendent of Burbank Unified School District is an Ed100 graduate. He encourages staff and PTA leaders to take the course. Here's why.

Funding Education: Are We Looking at the Right Numbers?
by Carol Kocivar | August 5, 2019 | 1 Comment

Investments in the education budget are critical. So are investments that level the playing field in even more basic ways.

Can the School System Be Saved?
by Jeff Camp | July 17, 2019 | 1 Comment

People sometimes ask me how California's public schools can be saved. "From what?" I ask. The premise of the question is that the education system needs to be rescued. I agree… but not from villains. Universal public education needs to be rescued from pessimism.

Educational Pursuit
by Jeff Camp | July 9, 2019 | 0 Comments

Educational Pursuit is a game activity that you can use to help inspire people to learn more about California's education system using Ed100. Try it out!

Ed100 Democracy Quiz: Can We Stump You?
by Carol Kocivar | June 27, 2019 | 2 Comments

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

Education Data: Slow Expectations
by Jeff Camp | June 18, 2019 | 1 Comment

In the old days, essential facts about schools had to be tallied by hand. Compiling data was slow, error-prone work. We don't live in that world anymore... right? Alas, fast computers are no match for slow expectations. Here's why the problem matters, and how to fix it.


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