How To Win $1,000 for Your School

by Jeff Camp | October 31, 2017 | 9 Comments
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Read up on education issues and win for your school!

You're reading Ed100 because you want to help make schools better. But there's another angle, too: by learning about California's education system you can also win MONEY for your school's PTA.

Prizes for Schools

Whenever you complete a lesson on Ed100, you earn a ticket for your school on the Ed100 Leaderboard. Periodically, Ed100 holds drawings using those tickets as entries to win. The next drawing is coming up on May 10, 2018. See rules for details. No purchase is offered or required.

Ed100 provides a practical way for parent leaders, teachers and community members to learn about education issues, one lesson at a time. Go to to sign up or sign in and start earning those tickets! Congratulations to the winners of past drawings!

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the purpose of the drawings on
These drawings encourage parent leaders to learn more about education issues and ideas now. The drawings also provide school organizations with a useful deadline to organize learning groups.

How much can I win?
You, personally, can’t win anything in these drawings. Zero. But you could help your school's PTA win. The largest prize is $1,000.

Whenever you complete a lesson on Ed100, you earn a ticket in the next drawing.

Whoa, that’s awesome! Who funds these drawings?
The drawings are supported by Full Circle Fund, a non-profit organization. Ed100 originated as a volunteer project by members of Full Circle Fund.

How much do tickets cost in the drawings?
Nothing. It’s FREE to enter, and Ed100 is FREE to use.

How do I enter? How do I get tickets for my school?
Sign up at, and earn tickets by completing lessons in We call them "lesson tickets." You can also earn "bonus tickets," for example by completing all the lessons in a chapter or by inviting others to join in.

Do I have to finish the whole course to win for my school?
No. Each lesson you complete earns a ticket, even if you don't finish the course. (But when you DO complete the course, you earn extra bonus tickets!)

How does the Leaderboard work?
NEW FOR 2017-18! The Leaderboard shows the tickets that you earn on Ed100 by passing quizzes or by earning bonuses. The "current" view of the Leaderboard shows only the tickets you have earned in the current school year, reflecting the way that the drawings work. Each school year is a level playing field! All schools start the year with zero current tickets. Quizzes are all re-opened, so that you can review the lessons and earn additional, new tickets. Even Ed100 graduates can earn new tickets this way.

The "All Time" view of the Leaderboard shows all tickets earned since the original launch of Ed100. Before the 2017-18 school year, the All Time view was the default. We changed it to encourage school groups not to rest on their laurels.

Is my school eligible to win?
See the rules for detailed eligibility requirements. The rules include an important requirement: at least two people from your school must sign up for your school's PTA to be eligible to win. The purpose of this requirement is to promote discussion, which takes at least two!

My school's new to Ed100. Do we have a chance of winning?
Yes. Each drawing selects ONLY from tickets earned in the current school year (more specifically, after the final drawing of the prior school year).

How do I improve the chances that my school will win?
There are five ways to earn more tickets:

  1. Complete lots of lessons on Ed100. Each lesson you complete earns a "lesson" ticket. Whenever you finish all the lessons in a chapter you earn bonus tickets!
  2. Invite others from your school to sign up. Lessons that THEY complete earn tickets in the drawing, too! Plus, you can earn bonus tickets by inviting them!
  3. Invite people from other schools to join. You earn bonus tickets for spreading the word via email or social media.
  4. Add useful comments to lessons and posts, for example by sharing a link to an article or sharing your insights with other readers. You can earn bonus tickets that way.
  5. Keep at it! The drawing resets each school year. You can earn more tickets by reviewing the lessons even after you graduate from the course.

Can teachers, administrators, students and community members join, too?
YES, definitely. Use Ed100 to build your school community.

How can I get the most out of Ed100?
Create or join an Ed100 group at your school, in your community or online. Use it like a book club. By learning together you will have more fun, learn more, and have a much bigger chance of turning insights into actions for your school. (Your school will earn more tickets in the drawing, too!)

Who is operating the drawing?
The drawings are operated by, a project of Full Circle Fund.

Q: How can I know when future drawings will be held?
Follow Ed100 on social media.

How much can my school win?
In past drawings, PTA units have been awarded prizes at two levels: $1,000 and $250.

What's in the fine print?
Read it here: /rules/

I'm interested in sponsoring a future drawing. How do I do that?
Contact us!

Questions & Comments

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KCG March 15, 2018 at 3:25 pm
Learned so many things you didn't know about California's public school system. Budgets, Money, Hiring!!!!
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Ascholars December 6, 2017 at 10:00 pm
It is very interesting to learn about educational policies via this format. So many interesting topics on California's educational system. I find myself asking coworkers "did they know this or did they now that".
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Iris December 2, 2017 at 8:39 am
Question / Comment for those earning Ed100 tickets: After speaking with several parents, I don't think the tickets connect if you use the LOGIN by FB or Google buttons. We're advising our PTA members to create an Ed100 account and specifically add their name and school name. Let me know if you have any info or advice. Thanks!
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Jeff Camp - Founder December 2, 2017 at 5:50 pm
Thanks, Iris -- the FB/Google login is a very good way to go. Nice and secure, and it adds your face to your profile automatically. When tickets look like they aren't being added there can be a few things going on, for example: 1) the server needs some time to catch up; 2) your comment might be awaiting approval; 3) you might have hit your bonus ticket limit (we cap the number of bonus tix you can earn through comments and such to avoid creating incentives for the wrong things. MOSTLY we want to encourage folks to take the lessons and pass the quizzes!)
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PHYLLIS November 26, 2017 at 2:59 pm
I invited my friends on Facebook to join in and learn about the California educational system.
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Iris November 11, 2017 at 8:46 pm
I invited my entire middle school PTA board to join me in learning & earning tickets!
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PHYLLIS October 25, 2017 at 3:43 pm
The lessons are very informative regarding school issues and procedures.
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Pepe October 12, 2016 at 10:39 pm
After starting the lessons I got addicted to finding out more information about our school system and how is works
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_MARTHA Ruvalcaba July 11, 2016 at 9:55 am
Looking forward on learning from ed100, to see how I can better assist the children in my community :)
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Jeff Camp September 22, 2016 at 1:01 pm
Thanks _MARTHA! We've just updated Ed100 to include a bunch of new content and functionality. I hope you like it!
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wmsbeaverbulletin April 3, 2015 at 8:37 pm
After lots of learning, I cannot wait to see what happened in the drawing!!
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