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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.

Attention, High School Juniors!
by Zaid Fattah | August 8, 2022 | 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 in the room where it happens. Zaid Fattah explains why and how to apply.

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.

The Ed100 Academy for Student Leaders
by Jeff Camp | June 1, 2022 | 7 Comments

The Ed100 Academy for Student Leaders helps rising student leaders at every grade level build leadership skills and connections, and find their path to civic engagement. All free.

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.

The Change-Maker’s Toolkit
by Jeff Camp | July 25, 2021 | 0 Comments

What information systems do community leaders need to know about in order to be credible as change agents for schools? This was the core question taken on by Carrie Hahnel in her presentation at the 2021 Ed100 Academy for Student Leaders, which she titled The Change-Maker’s Toolkit.

How to demonstrate leadership in high school
by Jeff Camp | July 11, 2021 | 1 Comment

Colleges and employers often ask students for evidence of leadership. How do students in grades 8-12 find meaningful roles? Here’s a summary of what happened at the Ed100 Online Academy for Student Leaders in the summer of 2021.

The Role of Students in PTAs
by Kathryn Rickard | April 25, 2021 | 1 Comment

Many PTA governing boards include high school students. Why not all of them, asks Kathryn Rickard, a student member of the board of the California State PTA. This summer, she will to announce a statewide organizing effort for students who serve on PTA boards. Here's how to learn more about it.

Civic Education
by Mary Perry | March 26, 2021 | 1 Comment

California has created a new way to honor and recognize students who step up to leadership in the civic life of their community: the State Seal of Civic Engagement. Mary explains how it works and what school communities need to do to make it real. It's a little complicated.

Sal Khan's Advice for Student Leaders
by Jeff Camp | October 15, 2020 | 0 Comments

Perhaps the world’s best-known living teacher, Sal Khan has helped millions of students learn skills and facts for lessons, assignments and tests. He has a strong point of view about how education ought to work differently. Are education leaders listening? Can students help them hear?

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