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How To Win $1,000 for Your School
by Jeff Camp | May 10, 2018 | 16 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!

Winners Announced!
by Jeff Camp | May 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

Congratulations to the winners of the latest Ed100 drawing. A record number of school communities (about 1,500) are using Ed100. The next drawing will be in December.

A Musical Tribute to Engaged Parents
by Jeff Camp | May 7, 2018 | 2 Comments

The key issues in education change, set to music, complete with a YouTube video. Three minutes of pure, geeky fun.

Changes Ahead for Ed100
by Jeff Camp | May 1, 2018 | 0 Comments

In order to get where we're going, we need another person on our small but mighty team to drive our outreach efforts. Who do you know?

Education Change Happens. Slowly.
by Jeff Camp | April 23, 2018 | 1 Comment

The education system changes, but slowly. These charts compare the education systems of all US states and show how things have changed over 45 years. California stands out, unfortunately.

How to Choose a College
by Jeff Camp | March 26, 2018 | 5 Comments

You're doing well in high school and you want to aim high. How does the college selection process actually work? This post takes the mystery out of it, and introduces a new, free tool to make informed choices based on your own interests.

Closing a 6,000 Hour Learning Gap
by Gunderson and Pollick | March 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

Nowadays, middle-class kids participate in a lot of enriching opportunities outside school. Kids from lower-wealth families don't tend to have the same opportunities. By 6th grade, the cumulative difference in learning time can amount to about 6,000 hours.

Is Your School Flunking the Arts?
by Carol Kocivar | March 13, 2018 | 1 Comment

Most schools in California are starving when it comes to the arts. This post reviews the data, clarifies the state's requirements, and suggests specific steps that your school district can take to improve.

Bringing Teachers Home
by Jeff Camp | March 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

The idea is disarmingly simple: Teachers, in pairs, visit students at home with their parents or guardians. They talk for a bit. And, well, that's pretty much it. Amazingly, it seems to work. Here's how to make it happen.

Ed100 Drawing Coming Soon
by Jeff Camp | March 9, 2018 | 1 Comment

The end of the school year is approaching, and so is the final Ed100 drawing of the 2017-18 school year. All it takes to earn tickets is a little reading...

The Big, Big Picture
by Jeff Camp | March 1, 2018 | 1 Comment

Ed100 Sitemap: The Whole Enchilada

Have You Thanked a Teacher Today?
by Carol Kocivar | February 27, 2018 | 0 Comments

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

Should Gifted Kids Get Special Treatment?
by Jeff Camp | February 13, 2018 | 0 Comments

A small fraction of students have truly rare potential. Once upon a time, state and federal funds supported "Gifted and Talented" programs, but those days are gone. Here's what happened, and what your school board can do about it.

Presidents Day
by Carol Kocivar | February 3, 2018 | 0 Comments

Can you name the faces on Mt. Rushmore? In honor of Presidents' Day, Ed100 has collected a great set of resources for learning about the holiday and its history, as well as about America's presidents. According to a recent survey of historians, which US president was the greatest?

Should All Charter Schools Provide a Free Meal to Needy Students?
by Carol Kocivar | February 2, 2018 | 1 Comment

Traditional public schools are required to provide free or reduced-price meals to students from low-income families. The vast majority of charter schools provide food, too, but they aren't required to do so. Should they be?

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