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Why Accreditation Matters for California Schools
by Leslie Reckler | January 21, 2020 | 1 Comment

Schools seek accreditation every few years to demonstrate that their courses are rigorous and valuable. There's a lot to learn from the process. Leslie Reckler explains how it works.

How the State Budget Affects Your School
by Carol Kocivar | January 12, 2020 | 3 Comments

Governor Newsom just released his proposed budget for the state. Carol summarizes what it means for public education, and how to learn more about it.

Are Charter Schools Good or Evil?
by Jeff Camp | January 7, 2020 | 3 Comments

Are charter schools good or evil? It's a false choice, but the topic has become polarized. Here's what you need to know to have productive conversations about it.

Why Does Ed100 Exist?
by Jeff Camp | December 17, 2019 | 0 Comments

Ed100 got its start about ten years ago. California's education system has changed a lot in that time, and Ed100's job has been to explain it as plainly as we can so that people can get involved and make a difference. This post is a look back and a peek ahead.

Ed100 Winners Announced
by Jeff Camp | December 11, 2019 | 2 Comments

Congratulations to Joe Serna Jr. Charter School, the winner of the $1,000 prize in the Ed100 drawing! Congratulations also to the other four winners of the $250 prizes...

How To Win $1,000 for Your School
by Jeff Camp | December 10, 2019 | 27 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!

Suggested Education Donations for 2019
by Jeff Camp | November 23, 2019 | 1 Comment

The end of the year is a crucial time for nonprofit organizations. Maybe you're thinking about making some donations. May I offer a few thoughts?

Schools Should Include Everyone
by Marilyn Cachola Lucey | November 18, 2019 | 7 Comments

Students learn better when they learn together, including students with different learning needs. The big idea is called Inclusive Education. Marilyn Cachola Lucey explains what it's all about.

School Facilities in California: Who Pays?
by Jeff Camp | November 10, 2019 | 1 Comment

In March 2020, Californians will vote on a new Proposition 13. If approved, it will create a $15 billion matching fund to support the construction and modernization of school facilities. Here's what you need to know.

How Can Test Scores Be Going Both Up AND Down?
by Jeff Camp | October 28, 2019 | 0 Comments

Standardized test scores get a bad rap. Though imperfect, they provide useful information that parents and school leaders really need. The problem is interpreting them.

New School Laws in California 2019
by Carol Kocivar | October 21, 2019 | 0 Comments

Over 3,000 bills were introduced in the California Legislature in 2018-19. Here is our brief round-up of changes in laws that affect schools.

Learning to Vote
by Carol Kocivar | October 14, 2019 | 0 Comments

Young people in California are underrepresented. They register and vote at lower rates than older Californians. Some recent changes are helping, and you can, too. Here's how.

Vaping: What Can Schools Do?
by Jeff Camp | October 7, 2019 | 2 Comments

A rash of vaping-related deaths has jolted school leaders and parents awake. Suddenly, vaping is everywhere in schools. It's dangerous. Here's what you need to know.

What's an LCAP?
by Jeff Camp | October 7, 2019 | 4 Comments

Your district is required to 'engage parents' in developing its annual Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP). California parent leaders can use the LCAP to influence their district's priorities, but only if they understand the process. What's in an LCAP, and how does the process actually work? He

Ed100 Chapter of the Month: Planning for PTA Meetings
by Jeff Camp | September 30, 2019 | 10 Comments

Here's a plan to take your PTA to a new level of understanding about California's education system.


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