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California state budget for education, 2024-25
by Jeff and Carol | January 15, 2024 | 2 Comments

It could be worse. The Governor's budget for 2024-25 proposes to tap the state's reserve funds, largely sparing education from cuts. There are risks. This post explains what comes next.

Ed100 Year in Review, 2023
by Jeff and Carol | January 2, 2024 | 0 Comments

What changed in California education in 2023? This post highlights some of the lessons we updated and posts we added to the Ed100 blog. It was a big year!

New laws that parents and teachers should know about: 2023
by Carol Kocivar | October 20, 2023 | 1 Comment

This post summarizes new California laws passed in 2023 that affect students, parents, and teachers. The post includes useful links to each new law, its legislative history, and relevant context. Whew!

How does California's education system work?
by Jeff Camp | September 24, 2023 | 0 Comments

Today we are releasing the first installment of our updated YouTube channel, which will summarize the ten chapters of Ed100 in ten short videos. Watch episode 1 and help us spread the word!

California kids have no right to a quality education
by Carol Kocivar | February 19, 2023 | 2 Comments

California's constitution obligates the state to provide public education. It does not, however, establish any expectation about the quality of that education. Should it? Californians may be asked to vote on this question.

Roundup: Education policies passed, failed and vetoed in 2022
by Carol Kocivar | October 22, 2022 | 1 Comment

California's 2022 legislative session is now complete. More than 2,000 bills passed, failed, or were vetoed. In this post, Carol clarifies the endgame of the legislative process and takes stock of the year's changes.

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 Day 3: Think Big and Learn from History
by Kaylee Nguyen and Jeff Camp | September 5, 2020 | 0 Comments

The third day of the Ed100 Academy for Student Leaders was all about developing an effective vision for change in education. Students in high school today have lived through major disruptions in the education system. Has it worked? What are the big ideas for what comes next, and what is at stake?

Developing Informed Student Leaders at the Ed100 Academy Day 2
by Kaylee Nguyen and Jeff Camp | August 21, 2020 | 2 Comments

On the second day of the Ed100 Academy for Student Leaders, hundreds of students learned how to get access to data and policy tools that can make them powerful as advocates. They were also invited to connect with six remarkable organizations.

The Academy Day 1: Education and Equity
by Kaylee Nguyen and Jeff Camp | August 9, 2020 | 1 Comment

The theme of the first day of the inaugural Ed100 Academy for Student Leaders was Education and Equity. Here's a rundown of what happened, starting with how students prepared for it.

What Does the Superintendent of Public Instruction Do?
by Jeff Camp | July 10, 2020 | 2 Comments

The elected leader of California's vast education system is the Superintendent of Public Instruction. What does this position actually do?

How California Budgets for Education
by Carol Kocivar | May 17, 2020 | 2 Comments

Every year, California creates a budget for public education. How does that work, actually? Who creates and influences it, and when are the decisions made? How can you get involved and have an influence? This short post explains the basics with tons of pointers to learn more.

Open Meetings: How the Brown Act Works
by Leslie Reckler | March 25, 2020 | 10 Comments

The Brown Act, California's open meeting law, plays a big role in how school boards work, even in a pandemic. If you want to influence your board or understand how change happens, you need to understand the rules. Leslie Reckler explains.

Listen to This
by Jeff Camp | January 29, 2020 | 0 Comments

Some of the podcasts I follow are frivolous, but one I regard as essential: This Week in California Education, a weekly podcast by EdSource.org.

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.

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