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How To Win $1,000 for Your School
by Jeff Camp | September 25, 2016 | 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!

The Dashboard for English Learners
by Jeff Camp | March 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

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.

What's an LCAP?
by Jeff Camp | December 1, 2016 | 1 Comment

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

Making School Safe for Learning
by Carol Kocivar | November 19, 2016 | 0 Comments

How do we help children understand that words can hurt? How can we help our schools be more inclusive?

Did Your PTA Win $1,000?
by Carol Kocivar | November 16, 2016 | 0 Comments

We always like to remind our kids that it pays to do your homework. Well, that's also true for grown-ups, especially Ed100 readers. Congratulations to the winners of the Ed100-PTA drawing!

Sex Education in California
by Jeff Camp | November 14, 2016 | 1 Comment

What do California schools teach students about sex? The rules changed in 2015.

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