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A New Year's Resolution for Your School
by Carol Kocivar | December 25, 2018 | 0 Comments

If you haven’t already made a New Year's resolution, I have a suggestion. Make this the year you earn your Ed100 graduate certificate.

What's on the Dashboard?
by Jeff Camp | December 13, 2018 | 0 Comments

Number 2 in our series about California's School Dashboard. In this post: What does the Dashboard actually DO?

California's Common Core Dashboard
by Jeff Camp | December 13, 2018 | 0 Comments

Number 4 in our series about California's School Dashboard. In this post: Measuring your School's performance at teaching English and Math.

Ed100 Winners Announced
by Jeff Camp | December 13, 2018 | 0 Comments

Congratulations to Crocker Highlands Elementary school of Oakland, California, the winner of the $1,000 prize in the Ed100 drawing! Congratulations also to the other four winners of the $250 prizes...

How the Dashboard Gets Its Colors
by Jeff Camp | December 13, 2018 | 0 Comments

Number 3 in our series about California's School Dashboard. In this post: Demystifying the 5 x 5 matrix that rates your school's performance based on "status" and "change".

California's New School Dashboard
by Jeff Camp | December 5, 2018 | 0 Comments

California's School Dashboard changes the way that schools and districts are evaluated. Here's how it works, part 1.

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?

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