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How To Win $1,000 for Your School
by Jeff Camp | November 2, 2020 | 35 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!

Ethnic Studies: Why is it controversial?
by Carol Kocivar | December 3, 2020 | 0 Comments

California’s upcoming legislative session looks like the year ethnic studies will become a statewide requirement for high school graduation. Carol explains why it has been controversial and how the proposal might change.

What Do Gifted Students Need?
by Jeff Camp | November 30, 2020 | 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.

A Thanksgiving Of Significance
by Carol Kocivar | November 23, 2020 | 1 Comments

In a year of challenges, Thanksgiving Day provides an opportunity to thank those who help keep us safe and healthy. As Carol explains, the meaning of this national holiday has changed over centuries, especially in times of national trauma.

What a Biden Administration Might Mean for Education
by Carol Kocivar | November 13, 2020 | 4 Comment

Presidents can have a big impact on the direction of public education. How will the Biden administration affect education in California? Biden has called for increased support for public schools. However, as Carol explains, a lot depends on Georgia.

Defining Student Success, Not Just Graduation
by Mary Perry | November 7, 2020 | 0 Comments

The high school diploma has become a weak indicator of a student's readiness for the world. Mary Perry explains why a growing number of school districts are expanding and individualizing the definition of success using a Graduate Profile.

Now Accepting Early Decision Applications: The 2021 Ed100 Online Summer Academy for California Student Leaders
by Jeff Camp | November 1, 2020 | 7 Comments

The Ed100 Summer Academy for Student Leaders is an online conference that helps you learn what you need to know to serve with distinction and make a difference. Apply now for FREE early admission.

Racism, Hate and Public Education
by Carol Kocivar | October 26, 2020 | 0 Comments

Schools play a vital role in preparing students to live and thrive alongside others who are different from themselves. Unfortunately, the challenges have become worse. As state leaders wrestle with the issue, local leaders are taking action.

Sal Khan's Advice for Student Leaders
by Jeff Camp | October 15, 2020 | 0 Comments

Perhaps the world’s best-known living teacher, Sal Khan has helped millions of students learn skills and facts for lessons, assignments and tests. He has a strong point of view about how education ought to work differently. Are education leaders listening? Can students help them hear?

Signatures and Vetoes 2020
by Carol Kocivar | October 11, 2020 | 1 Comments

In an ordinary year about 1,000 bills make it through the legislative process to become law in California. This year a lot of cans were kicked down the road. Here's a roundup of education-related bills that were passed or vetoed, and a list of what's likely to come back next year.

Trump vs Biden on Education Issues
by Carol Kocivar | October 2, 2020 | 0 Comments

The education policies of Donald Trump and Joe Biden reflect deep philosophical differences. Biden has called for increased support for public schools. Trump has proposed to cut funding for public schools and redirect some of the money toward private and religious schools.

The Ed100 Academy Day 4: Working Together
by Kaylee Nguyen | September 25, 2020 | 0 Comments

The Ed100 Summer Academy for Student Leaders wasn't just about learning — it was also about connecting for a purpose. Here's a recap of the final day of the conference, what we have learned, and why students in grades 8-12 are already registering for next year's conference.

Patriotism and the Role of Public Schools
by Carol Kocivar | September 19, 2020 | 2 Comments

Powerful new teaching materials help students learn about the role of race in America's past. If he had the power, President Trump says he would ban them in favor of "patriotic education." Carol explains what California's social science frameworks have to say about the matter.

Want Young People to Vote? Start Earlier.
by Rylee Vizvary | September 12, 2020 | 1 Comments

Universal public education is a critical ingredient of a functioning democracy. It should be even more so. The voting age should be lowered so that students learn to vote as part of growing up, argue these students from GENup.

Attention, High School Juniors!
by Zaid Fattah | September 6, 2020 | 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.

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