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How To Win $1,000 for Your School
by Jeff Camp | October 31, 2017 | 8 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!

How Do Kids Learn Their Rights?
by Carol Kocivar | December 11, 2017 | 1 Comment

December 15 is Bill of Rights Day, commemorating the 1791 ratification of ten crucial amendments to the US Constitution. It's a good time to consider issues we face in America today. Rights are complicated, and the Bill of Rights left a lot undone.

Winners Announced: California's Best-Informed School Communities
by Jeff Camp | December 8, 2017 | 0 Comments

Congratulations to the winners of the first Ed100 drawing of the 2017-18 school year! Checks are on their way to the PTAs of five lucky schools!

Five Stanzas for Jerry Brown
by Jeff Camp | December 4, 2017 | 0 Comments

My muse struck: Could I describe the five-year accomplishments and shortfalls of Jerry Brown's signature education reform in five stanzas? I had to try.

Schools Should Include Everyone
by Carol Kocivar | December 2, 2017 | 1 Comment

Schools are better places for learning when all children feel included. It doesn't just happen; schools have to work at it.

Help Wanted for Ed100
by Jeff Camp | November 30, 2017 | 1 Comment

Some things have changed for the Ed100 team. We're looking for some new help, and we especially need a great full-stack developer!

How My Son Finally Learned His Math Facts
by Jeff Camp | November 26, 2017 | 1 Comment

The psychologist said my son might never learn the multiplication table. "Not on my watch," I thought. He was going to need more practice. My son learned a lot over the weeks that followed. I did, too.

Are You Thankful for School?
by Jeff Camp | November 12, 2017 | 0 Comments

As the holidays approach, I feel thankful for the generations that brought America's children out of the fields and factories. What vision!

The Next Big Thing: Fix Special Education
by Carol Kocivar | November 5, 2017 | 0 Comments

The president of the California State Board of Education says special education in California is in "deep trouble." This isn't new news.

The Urgent Value of Now
by Jeff Camp | October 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

There's a lot you don't know about California's education system, right? Here's a reason to learn more about it NOW.

Homework: More Time on Task
by Jeff Camp | October 7, 2017 | 3 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 | 3 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? 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.

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