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The 2021 Ed100 Online Summer Academy for California Student Leaders
by Jeff Camp | February 28, 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.

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?

Ed100 Student Academy Program Guide 2021
by Jeff Camp | April 29, 2021 | 0 Comments

Hundreds of high schools will be represented at the 2021 Ed100 Online Academy for Student Leaders June 21-23. Students will learn, connect, and prepare to make a difference in their own schools and beyond. Students must apply to attend. It's free. Here's a summary of speakers and sessions.

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.

May 26 Deadline: Win $1,000 for Your School
by Jeff Camp | April 25, 2021 | 36 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!

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.

Summer Learning, Not Summer School
by Jennifer Peck | April 2, 2021 | 0 Comments

At last, summer learning is a hot topic. An influx of funding will support quick implementation of programs to help mitigate the Pandemic's damage to student learning. Jennifer Peck argues that these programs should be permanent.

Civic Education
by Mary Perry | March 26, 2021 | 1 Comment

California has created a new way to honor and recognize students who step up to leadership in the civic life of their community: the State Seal of Civic Engagement. Mary explains how it works and what school communities need to do to make it real. It's a little complicated.

Now can we fix California's school facilities?
by Jeff Camp | March 19, 2021 | 0 Comments

It's been a long time since California last passed a bond to support school construction and renovation. A measure was put to voters in 2020, but the timing was poor, and it failed. Is it time to try again? Here's what you need to know about school bonds.

Fighting Truth Decay: What Can Schools Do?
by Mary Perry | March 7, 2021 | 0 Comments

2020 demonstrated the profound importance of shared facts in a resilient democracy. If adults today find it difficult and overwhelming to navigate the media environment, how can future generations do better? What is the role of schools in preventing Truth Decay?

Are Selective High Schools Evil?
by Carol Kocivar | February 28, 2021 | 4 Comment

Lowell High is one of America’s most famously successful public schools. In a sudden move, the San Francisco school board recently announced that it will dump the school’s selective admission process, making it just another school in the lottery. The controversy is part of a national pattern.

Where is California's Education Budget Headed?
by Carol Kocivar | January 29, 2021 | 2 Comments

Last year, California's education system braced for a funding disaster. It didn't come, but will the good news last? As the Pandemic rages on, the state faces huge uncertainties. What's the plan for education funding in 2021-22? Carol explains.

How to Turn Around a Middle School
by Carol Kocivar | January 22, 2021 | 2 Comments

When things aren't going well in a school, change is hard. But there's a difference between hard and impossible. What makes a school turnaround happen? This is good news story about a public middle school in San Francisco.

How Is California's Education Budget Created?
by Carol Kocivar | January 16, 2021 | 0 Comments

Every year, California creates a budget for public education. How does that work, actually? Who creates and influences it, and when are the decisions made? How can you get involved and have an influence? This short post explains the basics with tons of pointers to learn more.

Community Schools
by Jill Wynns | January 13, 2021 | 0 Comments

Governor Newsom is proposing to invest more in Community Schools. What are they? Why is this important? What does the research say? Jill Wynns, former president of the California School Boards association, explains.

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