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Are You Thankful for School?
by Jeff Camp | November 12, 2017 | 0 Comments

As the holidays approach, I feel thankful for the generations that brought America's children out of the fields and factories. What vision!

The Next Big Thing: Fix Special Education
by Carol Kocivar | November 5, 2017 | 0 Comments

The president of the California State Board of Education says special education in California is in "deep trouble." This isn't new news.

The Urgent Value of Now
by Jeff Camp | October 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

There's a lot you don't know about California's education system, right? Here's a reason to learn more about it NOW.

Homework: More Time on Task
by Jeff Camp | October 7, 2017 | 4 Comments

Homework is a giant part of the experience of education. What is its purpose, and does it deliver? How is homework changing?

Why Ed100 Exists
by Jeff Camp | September 26, 2017 | 0 Comments

I started writing what would eventually become Ed100.org more than a decade ago, as a volunteer. Here's why I think it matters.

Constitution Week
by Carol Kocivar | September 16, 2017 | 1 Comment

Constitution Week 2017 is September 17 through 23. What do California schools teach about citizenship? The standards are changing...

Stay Current: Here's What You Missed
by Jeff Camp | September 6, 2017 | 0 Comments

A lot happened over the summer. Here's what might have slipped by you.

School Funding: Is Bad Good Enough?
by Carol Kocivar | August 7, 2017 | 0 Comments

When it comes to investing in children and schools, California is still just getting "back to bad". And it might get worse.

Getting Down to Facts
by Jeff Camp | August 1, 2017 | 2 Comments

Some changes in California's education system can be traced back to the work of the Governor's Committee on Education Excellence. The Committee's recommendations are still relevant. Here they are.

Getting Ready for the New School Year
by Carol Kocivar | July 24, 2017 | 1 Comment

Five tips to share with your school community to help you get ready for a great year.

What Student Board Members Should Know Before They Start
by Ella Smith | June 24, 2017 | 1 Comment

Many school boards in California include a student member. As the school year begins, new students are stepping up to this important role. Ella Smith served as the student member in Poway, California.

Summer Reading For Parent Leaders
by Carol Kocivar | June 19, 2017 | 0 Comments

List of “must reads” to help parent leaders become more informed and ready for the new school year.

The Future of Charter Schools
by Jeff Camp | June 11, 2017 | 0 Comments

Charter schools in California now serve nearly one in ten students. Advocates for charter schools and teachers' unions are clashing over proposals that affect the future of charter schools. This post examines the legislation. It's a good example of how important policy is formed in this state.

That's an Interesting Question
by Jeff Camp | June 4, 2017 | 0 Comments

We have reworked all of the lessons in Ed100, adding over 700 questions that make the lessons even easier to find, understand and use. The questions are implemented as "beacon links" that work on your computer or on your phone.

Congratulations, Graduates!
by Carol Kocivar | May 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

Graduation rates have been slowly, steadily rising in California, and so have college-ready rates. Graduation is a time to celebrate achievement, hopes, dreams, and the power of a good speech. Here are a few that stand out.

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