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The Ed100 Academy for Student Leaders
by Jeff Camp | October 18, 2021 | 7 Comments

The Ed100 Academy for Student Leaders helps rising student leaders build leadership skills and connections. Monthly online events lead to an amazing summer conference. All free.

Special Education, the Pandemic, and the Ombudsperson
by Julia Martin and Carol Kocivar | October 17, 2021 | 0 Comments

In the pandemic, schools have faced a broad range of new challenges, particularly how to serve students with disabilities. San Francisco’s Special Education Ombudsperson played a critical role in figuring out what to do. As Julia Martin explains, this role has never been more important.

How schools waste young lives
by Jeff Camp | October 10, 2021 | 1 Comment

School systems are society’s biggest investment in children. In this provocative interview, Ted Dintersmith argues that these systems aim at the wrong goals, waste young lives, and bore kids to tears for no good reason. Is there a better way?

Remembering Dirk Tillotson
by Jeff Camp | October 3, 2021 | 1 Comment

Students who participated in the summer conference of the 2021 Ed100 Academy for Student Leaders will remember Dirk for explaining the role of charter schools in California’s education system.

Mental Health and Schools
by Shereen Walter | October 3, 2021 | 1 Comment

The Pandemic took a heavy toll on mental health. There may be a silver lining: it exposed issues that needed more attention anyway. Shereen Walter explains some of the things parents, PTAs, and legislators can do to help.

California's Education System
by Jeff Camp | September 26, 2021 | 1 Comment

How does California’s education system work? For decades, rising education leaders have turned to Mary Perry to explain it. This post feature’s Mary’s presentation to hundreds of students at the summer conference of the Ed100 Academy for Student Leaders.

How to Develop Student Leadership
by Kaylee Nguyen | September 20, 2021 | 0 Comments

High school is a critical time for students to build leadership skills. In this post, Kaylee Nguyen explains how the Ed100 Academy is changing to help schools and organizations connect students with opportunities to learn, shine, and make a difference throughout the school year.

What’s it like in the school board hot seat?
by Carol Kocivar | September 4, 2021 | 0 Comments

The pandemic did not come with an instruction manual. School board members have been in the hot seat. We asked two veteran school board members to share their experiences about decision-making under the stress of the pandemic.

Schedule trouble: How to get the course you need
by Jeff Camp | August 29, 2021 | 0 Comments

The best-kept secret of California’s education system is UC Scout, the University of California’s free, credit-bearing online courses for college-bound high school students. Offerings include 26 different AP courses. Priscilla Marino explained how it works at the Ed100 Student Academy.

For Success, Let Kids Rest
by Lisa L. Lewis | August 21, 2021 | 0 Comments

Sleep is crucial for student success, especially for teens. Lisa Lewis explains why it matters, and why this year presents a huge opportunity for schools and parents to support healthy sleep habits.

Don’t make children victims in a vaccine war
by Carol Kocivar | August 14, 2021 | 1 Comment

As students return to school in the COVID delta surge, Carol asks: How much freedom should people have to put others at risk by choosing not to vaccinate themselves?

Attention, High School Juniors!
by Zaid Fattah | August 14, 2021 | 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. Zaid Fattah explains why and how to apply.

Students as Guinea Pigs
by Jeff Camp | August 6, 2021 | 1 Comment

We asked EdSource’s John Fensterwald to provide today’s high school students a sense of their own history: How has the California education system changed during their lifetime? A great deal has happened, as Fensterwald recounts colorfully through the story of Ginny the Guinea Pig.

Legislature blows chance to help California kids with dyslexia
by Carol Kocivar | August 1, 2021 | 3 Comments

Dyslexia is the most common cause of difficulties in reading, writing and spelling. Unfortunately, it often goes undetected, leading to complex learning challenges later. California just blew a chance to do something about it. Carol explains.

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.

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