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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!

What Student Board Members Should Know Before They Start
by Ella Smith | June 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

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?

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?

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