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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!

School Funding: Is Bad Good Enough?
by Carol Kocivar | August 7, 2017 | 0 Comments

When it comes to investing in children and schools, California is still just getting "back to bad". And it might get worse.

Getting Ready for the New School Year
by Carol Kocivar | July 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

Five tips to share with your school community to help you get ready for a great year.

Parcel Taxes and Bonds Demystified
by Denise Jennison | July 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

Parcel taxes and bonds enable school districts to raise money locally. Parcel taxes are for people and programs. Bonds are for buildings and facilities. Here's what you need to know.

Ed100 Democracy Quiz: Can We Stump You?
by Carol Kocivar | June 30, 2017 | 0 Comments

There's one thing that leaders past and present consistently agree about...

What Student Board Members Should Know Before They Start
by Ella Smith | June 24, 2017 | 1 Comment

Many school boards in California include a student member. As the school year begins, new students are stepping up to this important role. Ella Smith served as the student member in Poway, California.

Summer Reading For Parent Leaders
by Carol Kocivar | June 19, 2017 | 0 Comments

List of “must reads” to help parent leaders become more informed and ready for the new school year.

The Future of Charter Schools
by Carol Kocivar | June 11, 2017 | 0 Comments

Charter schools in California now serve nearly one in ten students. Advocates for charter schools and teachers' unions are clashing over proposals that affect the future of charter schools. This post examines the legislation. It's a good example of how important policy is formed in this state.

That's an Interesting Question
by Jeff Camp | June 4, 2017 | 0 Comments

We have reworked all of the lessons in Ed100, adding over 700 questions that make the lessons even easier to find, understand and use. The questions are implemented as "beacon links" that work on your computer or on your phone.

School Boards Demystified
by Denise Jennison | May 26, 2017 | 0 Comments

Local school boards are the heart of California's public school system. But what do they actually DO? This post begins a series to demystify the role and function of school boards.

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?

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