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The Ed100 Academy for Student Leaders
by Jeff Camp | October 18, 2021 | 7 Comments

The Ed100 Academy for Student Leaders helps rising student leaders build leadership skills and connections. Monthly online events lead to an amazing summer conference. All free.

How School Boards Choose a Superintendent
by Leslie Reckler | January 17, 2022 | 4 Comments

The most important responsibility of a school board is to hire and evaluate the superintendent of schools. Leslie Reckler explains what's at stake, and how to do it right.

Should taxes pay for private schools?
by Carol Kocivar | January 9, 2022 | 4 Comments

Should taxpayers foot the bill for private and religious schools? Voters will face this question on the ballot in 2022, if either or both of two measures raise enough money to collect a million signatures in the next few months. Here's what's at stake.

Budgeting for Educational Equity
by John Diaz | January 2, 2022 | 1 Comment

California's school funding system directs resources toward school districts partly on the basis of local needs. In this post, John Diaz explains why the policy is crucial to improvement of the state's diverse schools — and its economy.

These are a few of our favorite things
by Jeff Camp | December 19, 2021 | 1 Comment

This, our final Ed100 post of 2021, celebrates with a look back at some of the lessons and posts you might have missed. With apologies to Rodgers and Hammerstein...

The right to a quality education
by Carol Kocivar | December 12, 2021 | 4 Comments

In 2022, California voters may be asked to vote on an initiative to amend the state constitution, establishing a right to a high-quality education for all students. There’s a catch.

How students have a voice
by Jeff Camp | December 5, 2021 | 0 Comments

GENup is a coalition of student-led social justice organizations. This post explains what the organization does, how it has grown so quickly, and how students can learn more.

What is the Equality Act?
by Jeff Camp | November 29, 2021 | 0 Comments

The Equality Act, which would prohibit discrimination based on sex, sexual orientation, and gender identity, remains stuck in the US Senate. GenderCool champion Stella Keating explains why it matters and what students can do.

Help Wanted! Ed100 is hiring.
by Jeff Camp | November 14, 2021 | 0 Comments

OK, Ed100 community, we need your help! We are adding a new part-time position to the Ed100 team: Outreach Coordinator. Please forward this post to help us find just the right person. It’s a part-time, work-from-home role.

Recall mania! What does a school board really do?
by Carol Kocivar | November 7, 2021 | 1 Comment

School board members have recently found themselves swept up in politics far beyond local education issues. Many have had to deal with abusive constituents, and a record number have faced recall attempts. Let’s get back to basics: what do school boards actually do?

Too many students can’t read
by Megan Potente and Carol Kocivar | October 31, 2021 | 3 Comments

Megan Potente, of Decoding Dyslexia California, argues that California is failing to meet its most basic education goal: literacy. In this post she explains what school communities can do to help educators and parents learn the approaches that work best.

New Education Laws in California 2021
by Carol Kocivar | October 24, 2021 | 4 Comments

With Governor Newsom's signature, hundreds of bills became law in 2021, including many important changes to education policy. Here's our roundup of the measures that matter for K-12 education.

Special Education, the Pandemic, and the Ombudsperson
by Julia Martin and Carol Kocivar | October 17, 2021 | 0 Comments

In the pandemic, schools have faced a broad range of new challenges, particularly how to serve students with disabilities. San Francisco’s Special Education Ombudsperson played a critical role in figuring out what to do. As Julia Martin explains, this role has never been more important.

How schools waste young lives
by Jeff Camp | October 10, 2021 | 1 Comment

School systems are society’s biggest investment in children. In this provocative interview, Ted Dintersmith argues that these systems aim at the wrong goals, waste young lives, and bore kids to tears for no good reason. Is there a better way?

Remembering Dirk Tillotson
by Jeff Camp | October 3, 2021 | 1 Comment

Students who participated in the summer conference of the 2021 Ed100 Academy for Student Leaders will remember Dirk for explaining the role of charter schools in California’s education system.

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