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How To Win $1,000 for Your School
by Jeff Camp | October 31, 2017 | 9 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!

Closing a 6,000 Hour Learning Gap
by Gunderson and Pollick | March 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

Nowadays, middle-class kids participate in a lot of enriching opportunities outside school. Kids from lower-wealth families don't tend to have the same opportunities. By 6th grade, the cumulative difference in learning time can amount to about 6,000 hours.

Is Your School Flunking the Arts?
by Carol Kocivar | March 13, 2018 | 0 Comments

Most schools in California are starving when it comes to the arts. This post reviews the data, clarifies the state's requirements, and suggests specific steps that your school district can take to improve.

Bringing Teachers Home
by Jeff Camp | March 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

The idea is disarmingly simple: Teachers, in pairs, visit students at home with their parents or guardians. They talk for a bit. And, well, that's pretty much it. Amazingly, it seems to work. Here's how to make it happen.

The Big, Big Picture
by Jeff Camp | March 1, 2018 | 1 Comment

Ed100 Sitemap: The Whole Enchilada

Should Gifted Kids Get Special Treatment?
by Jeff Camp | February 13, 2018 | 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.

Presidents Day
by Carol Kocivar | February 3, 2018 | 0 Comments

Can you name the faces on Mt. Rushmore? In honor of Presidents' Day, Ed100 has collected a great set of resources for learning about the holiday and its history, as well as about America's presidents. According to a recent survey of historians, which US president was the greatest?

Should All Charter Schools Provide a Free Meal to Needy Students?
by Carol Kocivar | February 2, 2018 | 1 Comment

Traditional public schools are required to provide free or reduced-price meals to students from low-income families. The vast majority of charter schools provide food, too, but they aren't required to do so. Should they be?

Learning and the Brain
by Jeff Camp | January 26, 2018 | 0 Comments

Brains are misunderstood. What do parents and teachers need to know about brain science? This post summarizes some important insights -- and some myths that can get in the way.

Another Skimpy Budget for California Education
by Jeff Camp | January 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

On the surface, California's new draft budget seems great. But it does little to really change the state's skimpy investment in children. This post explains.

Running for School Board
by Denise Jennison | January 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

Thinking of running for school board? Here's what you need to know first, practically speaking.

Five Questions For Your School in 2018
by Carol Kocivar | January 8, 2018 | 0 Comments

January kicks off the annual debate about how much California invests in schools. We've put together five important questions to help you move the discussion toward topics that matter.

How Do Kids Learn Their Rights?
by Carol Kocivar | December 11, 2017 | 1 Comment

December 15 is Bill of Rights Day, commemorating the 1791 ratification of ten crucial amendments to the US Constitution. It's a good time to consider issues we face in America today. Rights are complicated, and the Bill of Rights left a lot undone.

Winners Announced: California's Best-Informed School Communities
by Jeff Camp | December 8, 2017 | 1 Comment

Congratulations to the winners of the first Ed100 drawing of the 2017-18 school year! Checks are on their way to the PTAs of five lucky schools!

Five Stanzas for Jerry Brown
by Jeff Camp | December 4, 2017 | 0 Comments

My muse struck: Could I describe the five-year accomplishments and shortfalls of Jerry Brown's signature education reform in five stanzas? I had to try.


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