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Will you make Ed100 part of your giving plan this year?
by Jeff Camp | November 19, 2022 | 0 Comments

We rarely ask. But we DO need funding to do our work. Will you donate to Ed100 this giving season?

What can schools do about the climate crisis?
by Mary Perry | November 13, 2022 | 0 Comments

The average annual carbon footprint of each person in California is 9.1 tons — more than the weight of an average elephant. In this post, Mary Perry explores what schools could do.

Sal Khan says we're doing education wrong. Are we really listening?
by Jeff Camp | November 6, 2022 | 1 Comments

The world's most successful living teacher sustained the learning progress of millions of students during the pandemic. He has a serious point of view about how learning ought to work. Is it time to listen more carefully?

California Supreme Court grants a wish to school communities
by Carol Kocivar | October 30, 2022 | 0 Comments

A recent California Supreme Court decision granted school communities a long-held wish: the power to pass local taxes with a simple majority vote. This change has huge implications. Carol explains how it happened, and what you need to know.

Parcel Taxes and Bonds Demystified
by Denise Jennison | October 29, 2022 | 3 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.

Roundup: Education policies passed, failed and vetoed in 2022
by Carol Kocivar | October 22, 2022 | 1 Comment

California's 2022 legislative session is now complete. More than 2,000 bills passed, failed, or were vetoed. In this post, Carol clarifies the endgame of the legislative process and takes stock of the year's changes.

Students and Civic Engagement
by Jeff Camp | October 16, 2022 | 2 Comments

High school juniors and seniors can earn the California Seal of Civic Engagement for their diploma, if they know about it. Dr. Marika Manos and Hana Fujita explain how the seal works, what students need to do to get it, and why it matters.

Time to fund arts education
by Carol Kocivar | October 7, 2022 | 1 Comment

Californians will soon vote on Prop. 28, a ballot measure to direct new, dedicated funding to arts education. Carol explains how the amendment works and why it matters.

What does the California Secretary of State do?
by Penelope Oliver | October 2, 2022 | 0 Comments

The California Secretary of State oversees elections and campaigns in America’s largest state. Dr. Shirley Weber spoke at the summer conference of the Ed100 Academy for Student Leaders about the important roles students can play in elections this year, even if they cannot yet vote.

Win $1,000 for Your School
by Jeff Camp | October 1, 2022 | 37 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!

A dozen questions to ask school board candidates
by Carol Kocivar | September 25, 2022 | 4 Comments

School board positions are elected offices. During the campaign season, candidates are incubating their positions on issues. What can you ask to figure out their qualifications and priorities? Carol suggests a dozen useful questions.

The Change-maker’s Toolkit, 2022
by Ben Nguyen | September 18, 2022 | 1 Comment

How does change actually happen in a school or district? In this post, Ben Nguyen describes what he took away from Carrie Hahnel’s presentation, the Change-Maker’s Toolkit, at the 2022 conference of the Ed100 Academy for Student Leaders.

Who represents six million students? Meet Naomi.
by Elaheh Khazi | September 10, 2022 | 0 Comments

California is one of only a few states in the US that includes a student member on its state board of education. What does the job entail? What is it for? At the 2022 Ed100 Academy for Student Leaders, we invited Rana Banankhah and Naomi Porter to share their stories.

Too many students can’t read
by Megan Potente and Carol Kocivar | September 2, 2022 | 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.

Reintroducing Ed100 for school communities
by Selisa Loeza | August 29, 2022 | 0 Comments

Ed100 continues to evolve while staying true to the goal of supporting and informing leaders in school communities across California. Allow us to reintroduce ourselves and share our current offerings. How can we help your school community?

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