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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!

Congratulations, Graduates!
by Carol Kocivar | May 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

Graduation rates have been slowly, steadily rising in California, and so have college-ready rates. Graduation is a time to celebrate achievement, hopes, dreams, and the power of a good speech. Here are a few that stand out.

Have You Thanked a Teacher Today?
by Carol Kocivar | May 5, 2017 | 0 Comments

Sometimes we forget that little things really count. It’s personal relationships that bring us together for the common good.

Should School Start Later in the Morning?
by Carol Kocivar | April 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

A big debate is brewing over what time school should start—especially for middle and high school students. The research for a later start is compelling, but change is hard.

Should We Cut After-School Programs?
by Carol Kocivar | March 31, 2017 | 0 Comments

Federal support for after-school programs is on the chopping block in the President's recently announced federal budget proposal. Even in California, funding shortfalls put these programs at risk. Should they be cut?

The Dashboard for English Learners
by Jeff Camp | March 20, 2017 | 1 Comment

Number 5 in our series about California's School Dashboard. How well is your school teaching its English Learners? How can you compare?

Dash Now - Or Miss Out
by Jeff Camp | March 7, 2017 | 1 Comment

Put these items on your calendar NOW to learn what you need to know about the new California School Dashboard. You don’t want to miss out, do you? So Dash to it!

California's Common Core Dashboard
by Jeff Camp | March 3, 2017 | 0 Comments

Number 4 in our series about California's School Dashboard. In this post: Measuring your School's performance at teaching English and Math.

How the Dashboard Gets Its Colors
by Jeff Camp | March 1, 2017 | 0 Comments

Number 3 in our series about California's School Dashboard. In this post: Demystifying the 5 x 5 matrix that rates your school's performance based on "status" and "change".

What's on the Dashboard?
by Jeff Camp | February 26, 2017 | 0 Comments

Number 2 in our series about California's School Dashboard. In this post: What does it actually DO?

California's New School Dashboard
by Jeff Camp | February 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

California's School Dashboard changes the way that schools and districts are evaluated. Here's how it works, part 1.

Vouchers: The Right Choice?
by Carol Kocivar | January 29, 2017 | 0 Comments

California voters have twice rejected vouchers as a way to provide school choice. The Trump administration favors them. Here's what you need to know.

Flush With Cash?
by Carol Kocivar | January 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

In his inaugural address, President Trump described America’s public schools as "flush with cash". How do California schools compare to the one the president chose for his son?

Are America's Schools World-Class?
by Carol Kocivar | January 8, 2017 | 0 Comments

Every few years, two major tests independently compare the learning of students around the world. According to both tests, American students are far from the head of the class. An ocean away, in fact.

Fake News vs. Education
by Jeff Camp | December 9, 2016 | 0 Comments

The 2016 presidential campaign generated many "teachable moments" for all of us. Among the lessons: Don't be gullible.

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