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Look it up! Why California needs better school libraries
by Carol Kocivar | June 11, 2023 | 0 Comments

Over the last few decades, quality school libraries have become rare in California, except in the best-funded districts. What is the purpose of a school library, how is it funded, and how can investing in a school library help students learn to think critically? Carol explains.

The Summit for Student Leaders
by Jeff Camp | June 1, 2023 | 5 Comments

The Summit for Student Leaders is an online conference that unites rising student leaders to learn and take action together.

How does California's Pre-K education system work?
by Sara Bachez | May 28, 2023 | 1 Comment

California has been gradually expanding the public education system to provide all families with meaningful access to early education for their children. Sara Bachez explains how the three-part system works and why it matters.

Win $1,000 for Your School
by Jeff Camp | May 22, 2023 | 37 Comments

You're reading lessons on Ed100 because you want to help make schools better. Here's another reason: you could win MONEY for your school!

How will Artificial Intelligence improve education?
by Jeff Camp | May 21, 2023 | 0 Comments

It’s obvious at this point that Generative A.I. belongs on history’s ever-growing list of education upgrades. This summer, I hope that every educator will spend time experimenting with A.I. with an open mind. It’s going to change everything.

What is Dual Enrollment?
by Penelope Oliver | May 14, 2023 | 0 Comments

A growing number of high school students are earning college credit by taking courses through community colleges. This is no accident, as Penelope Oliver explains. The obstacles to dual enrollment in California are shrinking.

It's time to change how we value teachers
by Carol Kocivar | May 7, 2023 | 1 Comment

In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week, Carol offers some unvarnished truth. The social status of the teaching profession in America has been declining for decades. To fix it, and improve education, will require money, not just flowers.

Ed100 Academy becomes Children Now Summit
by Jeff Camp | May 1, 2023 | 0 Comments

The Ed100 Academy is now the Summit for Student Leaders, a program of Children Now. Read more about this exciting transition, including how to get involved!

Will Reparations Change California Schools?
by Carol Kocivar | April 22, 2023 | 0 Comments

For generations, racist laws and policies made it hard for African Americans to climb the social ladder. In 2020, the California legislature formed the California Reparations Task Force to recommend actions to address the harm done. Here’s what it’s about, and how schools are involved.

See you in Sacramento!
by Carol Kocivar | April 17, 2023 | 0 Comments

Jeff, Carol, and Selisa will all be attending the convention of the California State PTA. You can find us in booth 407 of the exhibit hall. We hope you’ll drop by, bring friends, and take a selfie with us!

Charter School Basics
by Jeff Camp | April 10, 2023 | 2 Comments

What are charter schools, how do they fit in California’s system, and what’s all the fuss about? We asked Hae-sin Kim Thomas to explain at the Ed100 Academy for Student Leaders.

How can schools battle climate change?
by Penelope Oliver | April 3, 2023 | 0 Comments

Millions of California students attend school in aging, energy-inefficient buildings. In this post, high school student Penelope Oliver explains how that could change. Jonathan Klein is the founder of UndauntedK-12, which aims to make public schools part of America’s climate solution.

What are the rights of parents?
by Jeff and Carol | March 27, 2023 | 3 Comments

Parents have differing opinions about whether and how schools should teach controversial topics and texts. Some argue that all parents should have a kind of veto power over schools and libraries. Others see this as censorious nonsense. It’s complicated, but that’s why Ed100 exists, right?

Gender equity in education
by Jeff Camp | March 20, 2023 | 0 Comments

A massive generational shift is driving historic acceptance of sexual and gender diversity. School systems are protecting kids from a wave of hate-fueled policies. Meanwhile, these kids are just inspiring.

When teachers go on strike
by Leslie Reckler | March 12, 2023 | 2 Comments

Teacher contracts must be renewed every three years. The process usually goes smoothly, but not always. How do districts and unions manage to avoid strikes? Leslie Reckler explains


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