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Five Strategies for Family Engagement in Schools
by Jonathan Raymond | July 29, 2018 | 0 Comments

What makes real change happen in a school system? Jonathan Raymond offers a thoughtful perspective, succinctly expressed in five points.

More Money for Schools? No, Not Really.
by Carol Kocivar | July 10, 2018 | 1 Comment

The budget for education grew. It did. But the costs of pensions and special education grew more, so cut, cut, cut!

New Rules for Teachers Unions
by Jeff Camp | June 28, 2018 | 2 Comments

Overturning 40 years of precedent, the Supreme Court has ruled that teachers cannot be compelled to pay union fees. Here's why it matters to teachers, and how it might affect families.

Suicide Prevention: The Role of Parents
by Shereen Walter | June 17, 2018 | 2 Comments

Suicide is a scary topic for parents, but it is the second-leading cause of death for teens. Here's what you need to know, and what your school can do to save lives.

Flunking Democracy
by Carol Kocivar | June 8, 2018 | 0 Comments

Here is the question of the day: Are we flunking democracy? America depends on an informed public to engage in issues with intelligence and compassion. Are our schools delivering? Well, there's good news and bad news...

The Big, Big Picture: Ed100 Sitemap
by Jeff Camp | June 4, 2018 | 2 Comments

Ed100 Sitemap: The Whole Enchilada

What Do School Boards Do in the Summer?
by Denise Jennison | May 31, 2018 | 0 Comments

In summer, school board members turn to a different type of work. Ed100's school board correspondent, Denise Jennison, explains what your school board might be up to, and how you can find out more.

Winners Announced!
by Jeff Camp | May 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

Congratulations to the winners of the latest Ed100 drawing. A record number of school communities (about 1,500) are using Ed100. The next drawing will be in December.

A Musical Tribute to Engaged Parents
by Jeff Camp | May 7, 2018 | 2 Comments

The key issues in education change, set to music, complete with a YouTube video. Three minutes of pure, geeky fun.

Changes Ahead for Ed100
by Jeff Camp | May 1, 2018 | 0 Comments

In order to get where we're going, we need another person on our small but mighty team to drive our outreach efforts. Who do you know?

Education Change Happens. Slowly.
by Jeff Camp | April 23, 2018 | 1 Comment

The education system changes, but slowly. These charts compare the education systems of all US states and show how things have changed over 45 years. California stands out, unfortunately.

Closing a 6,000 Hour Learning Gap
by Gunderson and Pollick | March 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

Nowadays, middle-class kids participate in a lot of enriching opportunities outside school. Kids from lower-wealth families don't tend to have the same opportunities. By 6th grade, the cumulative difference in learning time can amount to about 6,000 hours.

Is Your School Flunking the Arts?
by Carol Kocivar | March 13, 2018 | 1 Comment

Most schools in California are starving when it comes to the arts. This post reviews the data, clarifies the state's requirements, and suggests specific steps that your school district can take to improve.

Bringing Teachers Home
by Jeff Camp | March 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

The idea is disarmingly simple: Teachers, in pairs, visit students at home with their parents or guardians. They talk for a bit. And, well, that's pretty much it. Amazingly, it seems to work. Here's how to make it happen.

Ed100 Drawing Coming Soon
by Jeff Camp | March 9, 2018 | 1 Comment

The end of the school year is approaching, and so is the final Ed100 drawing of the 2017-18 school year. All it takes to earn tickets is a little reading...

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