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Ed100 Chapter of the Month #9: Success
by Jeff Camp | March 27, 2019 | 0 Comments

Ed100 Chapter 9 explores the meanings of success in education. How is success measured, for individuals and systems? How does the California school Dashboard work? Are kids making it to college, and can they afford it? Where do career goals fit in?

California's Dashboard for College and Career Success
by Jeff Camp | March 25, 2019 | 0 Comments

How well do California schools prepare students for what comes next? The California School Dashboard measures "College and Career" readiness rates with an evolving indicator that includes test scores, but also success in career education pathways, biliteracy rates and more. Here's how it works.

The Bilingual Education Advantage
by Jeff Camp | March 16, 2019 | 1 Comment

Bilingual education is booming in California public schools, thanks to changes in state law and changes in popular attitudes. There's a lot to know and a long way to go. Here's what you need to know.

A New Day for Early Education in California
by Kim Pattillo Brownson | March 14, 2019 | 0 Comments

Governor Newsom has declared that expanding early education in California will be a major priority. Kim Pattillo Brownson, Vice President for Policy and Strategy for First 5 LA, explains why this is a very big deal, and how to learn more about it.

How Do SchoolSite Councils Work?
by Leslie Reckler | March 11, 2019 | 1 Comment

Public schools in California must have a SchoolSite Council. These committees of parents, students, teachers and staff play a vital role in the support and oversight of a school. Leslie Reckler demystifies what site councils do, and how they can do it well. The rules changed in 2019.

Ed100 Chapter of the Month #8: Resources
by Jeff Camp | March 3, 2019 | 1 Comment

California's funding for education has been skimpy for decades. Chapter 8 lays out the facts, including where the money for education comes from, where it goes, and what it buys.

The California School Dashboard for Graduation
by Jeff Camp | February 25, 2019 | 0 Comments

Graduating from high school is an important milestone, achieved in four years by nearly 85% of California's students. Students who do not graduate are at elevated risk of a hard life. Here's how California keeps track of patterns in graduation rates in the California School Dashboard.

How to Turn Around a Middle School
by Carol Kocivar | February 11, 2019 | 1 Comment

Time for a good news story. This one is about a public middle school in San Francisco. Over the past four years, a strong principal and dedicated staff helped a troubled urban middle school move toward success.

How California Budgets for Education
by Carol Kocivar | February 6, 2019 | 1 Comment

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.

Ed100 Chapter of the Month #7: The System
by Jeff Camp | February 5, 2019 | 0 Comments

The public education system is more complex than most people realize. School sites. Districts. Counties. The state... who's driving this bus? Ed100 Chapter 7 clears it up.

The California Dashboard for Suspensions
by Jeff Camp | January 28, 2019 | 1 Comment

When students misbehave or disrupt class, teachers and administrators need tools to respond. For generations, one disciplinary tool has been suspension: temporarily removing a misbehaving student from school. Suspensions are tracked in the California School Dashboard. Here's how it works.

Don't. Miss. School.
by Jeff Camp | January 22, 2019 | 0 Comments

When kids miss school it's a warning sign of bad outcomes down the road. The California School Dashboard includes an indicator that focuses on chronic absences. Here's how it works, and why using it might add money to your school's budget.

Ed100 Chapter of the Month #6: The Right Stuff
by Jeff Camp | January 15, 2019 | 0 Comments

Ed100 Chapter 6 delves into the "what" and "how" of education, rather than the who, when, why or where. There's a lot to know about, starting with educational standards and curriculum. What do students actually learn in school?

What Happens When Teachers Go on Strike?
by Jeff Camp | January 10, 2019 | 4 Comments

A wave of #Red4Ed teacher protests and strikes have disrupted schools across America. What actually happens in a strike? What's at stake? What is the root cause of this unrest, and what would resolve it?

The Dashboard for English Learners
by Jeff Camp | January 5, 2019 | 2 Comments

Number 5 in our series about California's School Dashboard. How well is your school teaching its English Learners? How can you compare?

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