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Dress codes and equity
by Sue Oh | May 4, 2024 | 0 Comments

School dress code policies, once stodgy and sexist, are rapidly changing in many California school districts. In this post, Sue Oh, a student leader who will soon graduate from Sunny Hills High School, explains why students need to be part of leading this shift.

Nourishing California’s Children
by Penelope Oliver | November 12, 2023 | 0 Comments

It has become increasingly practical to distribute fresh food from farm to table. California's First Partner, Jennifer Siebel Newsom, is an advocate for a Farm to School movement. Penelope Oliver, a student leader, explains steps you can take in your school.

California's Students
by Jeff Camp | October 7, 2023 | 0 Comments

This is installment #2 for our updated YouTube channel, which will summarize the ten chapters of Ed100 in ten short videos. It's all about California's students.

Attention, High School Juniors!
by Zaid Fattah | September 17, 2023 | 0 Comments

The student position on the California State Board of Education is the most powerful leadership role a high school student can play in American government. It's not an advisory position -- it's a full seat at the table. Zaid Fattah explains why and how to apply. The deadline is NOW.

Learning to Vote
by Carol Kocivar | September 8, 2023 | 0 Comments

California High School Voter Education Week is September 17 through September 30. What is your community doing to build active youth election participation? As Carol explains, there's a lot of work to do, and some great examples to work from.

The Summit for Student Leaders
by Jeff Camp | June 1, 2023 | 5 Comments

The Summit for Student Leaders is an online conference that unites rising student leaders to learn and take action together.

Help form the leadership team for the 2023 Academy
by Jeff Camp | January 22, 2023 | 1 Comment

Ed100 is now accepting applications for the leadership team of the Ed100 Academy for Student Leaders. This select team will develop and execute the conference in 2023. It’s a fun way to help student leaders make a difference in California. We need adult advisors, too!

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.

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.

The role of committees in education change
by Jeff Camp | July 31, 2022 | 0 Comments

Policies that affect education are developed through the work of legislative committees. We asked Josh Becker, the California Senator who represents Silicon Valley, to explain the process, including how students can have a voice.

Students as Journalists
by Jeff Camp | May 1, 2022 | 0 Comments

Journalism is an often-overlooked pathway to help students develop skills in writing, research, leadership and more. In conversation, Esther Wojcicki and Katina Paron explain how the erosion of traditional media has created conditions for an explosion of student journalism.

Why parent and student leaders matter
by Jeff Camp | March 27, 2022 | 0 Comments

To become effective and wise, volunteer leaders need and deserve training and support. Summer conferences play a critical role in this training. This post describes what students leaders and faculty advisors can expect from the 2022 Ed100 Student Academy, and how to register for free.

The student who invented Quizlet
by Jeff Camp | March 13, 2022 | 0 Comments

Andrew Sutherland invented Quizlet when he was in high school. Virtually every student uses it. How does something like that happen? We invited Sutherland to tell his inspiring story at the summer conference of the Ed100 Academy for Student Leaders. Watch it!

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.


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