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Ed100 Chapter of the Month #5: Places for Learning
by Jeff Camp | December 3, 2018 | 0 Comments

Socrates, famously, taught on a rock. But most of the time, students learn in schools. What makes a school a place for learning? Why does zip code spell destiny? Should parents have a choice of schools? Ed100 Chapter 5 unpacks the role of place in education.

How to Continuously Improve California's Schools
by Susan Bonilla and David Rattray | November 28, 2018 | 1 Comment

What policy direction would improve California's education system? A task force of experienced leaders with diverse perspectives reached consensus on an eight-step recommendation. Two members of the task force explain.

Getting Down to Facts, Again
by Jeff Camp | November 16, 2018 | 2 Comments

California recently received a big, nerdy gift: a set of 36 high-quality, coordinated studies about education in California, involving over 100 top researchers. Here's a summary of the biggest findings.

Ed100 Drawing Coming Soon
by Jeff Camp | November 4, 2018 | 0 Comments

Earn your tickets now! On December 10, five users of Ed100 will win a prize of up to $1,000 for their school's PTA. Maybe you could be one of them!

Ed100 Chapter of the Month #4: Time
by Jeff Camp | November 4, 2018 | 0 Comments

Education is an investment of time, life's scarcest resource and the focus of Ed100 Chapter 4, the Chapter of the Month for November-December. What does it mean to spend time well in education? Do students get enough of it? When is the right time to learn?

New Rules for Schools
by Carol Kocivar | October 29, 2018 | 0 Comments

Over 2,000 bills are introduced in the California Legislature each year. About half reach the Governor’s desk, and even fewer actually make it into law. Here is our short round-up of what happened to bills related to education in 2018.

What Every School Board Candidate Should Know About Money
by Molly McGee Hewitt | October 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

How much money do schools really have? Where does it come from, and is it enough? What should a school board member know about how to put together a budget? Molly McGee Hewitt (of CASBO) reviews the basics.

Is Your School Teaching Digital Citizenship?
by Erin Wilkey Oh | October 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

Digital citizenship and media literacy have to be taught and modeled by the adults in kids' lives. How do kids tell the difference between trustworthy and false information on the web? What should they do if they witness cyberbullying? How do they keep their personal information private online?

Ed100 Chapter of the Month #3: Teachers
by Jeff Camp | October 1, 2018 | 0 Comments

Teachers are the focus of Ed100 Chapter 3, the Ed100 Chapter of the Month for October-November. How do people become teachers? How do they improve? How does the education system treat them?

What Does the Superintendent of Public Instruction Do?
by Jeff Camp | September 27, 2018 | 2 Comments

In November, California voters will choose Tony Thurmond or Marshall Tuck as the next Superintendent of Public Instruction. What does the Superintendent do, actually? Who are these candidates, and what should voters know about them?

California's New Science Standards
by Mary Perry | September 26, 2018 | 1 Comment

California revised its standards for teaching science in 2013, and new tests will soon be based on the standards. What is your district doing about it?

Student Leaders Wanted, Fast
by Jeff Camp | September 13, 2018 | 1 Comment

The student position on the California Board of Education is the most powerful role that a high school student can serve in government. Here's how to get the job, and some other leadership roles of note.

What Good Are the Humanities?
by Julie Fry | September 6, 2018 | 0 Comments

The need for understanding and empathy has never been greater. Educating students in the Humanities is essential to the development of a civil society. Guest commentary by Julie Fry.

Ed100 Chapter of the Month #2: Students
by Jeff Camp | September 4, 2018 | 0 Comments

Who does the most important work in school? That's an easy one: Students. Students are the focus of Ed100 Chapter 2, the Ed100 Chapter of the Month for August-September.

Are Charter Schools Good or Evil?
by Jeff Camp | August 21, 2018 | 2 Comments

Are charter schools good or evil? It's a false choice, but the topic has become polarized. Here's what you need to know to have productive conversations about it.

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