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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

Education, the economy and effort
by Jeff Camp | March 5, 2023 | 1 Comment

When it comes to funding for education in California, 2022 was simultaneously the best year in history and the stingiest in decades. It’s poised for a tumble, and won’t get better without more economic effort.

It’s time to screen all students for dyslexia risks
by Carol Kocivar | February 26, 2023 | 5 Comments

In most states, elementary schools routinely screen each student for the risk of dyslexia so that they get the help they need in early grades. Why not California? Carol explains.

California kids have no right to a quality education
by Carol Kocivar | February 19, 2023 | 2 Comments

California's constitution obligates the state to provide public education. It does not, however, establish any expectation about the quality of that education. Should it? Californians may be asked to vote on this question.

Parent voice and the PTA
by Carol Kocivar | February 10, 2023 | 0 Comments

PTA organizations bring people together in ways that make change possible. In this post, Carol reminds us about some of the roles that PTAs have played in history — and why PTAs remain vital today.

What is education for?
by Elaheh Khazi | February 5, 2023 | 0 Comments

For students, education can sometimes feel like a slog. The work is clear enough: do homework, take tests, get grades, repeat. But what’s the point? What’s it for? At the 2022 Ed100 Academy for Student Leaders, we invited Ted Dintersmith to share his unconventional point of view.

Learning to Serve
by Jeff Camp | January 29, 2023 | 1 Comment

Volunteer experiences are very important for students. This was a key topic at the conference of the Academy for Student Leaders. Students heard directly from the state’s Chief Service Officer, Josh Fryday.

Help form the leadership team for the 2023 Academy
by Jeff Camp | January 22, 2023 | 1 Comment

Ed100 is now accepting applications for the leadership team of the Ed100 Academy for Student Leaders. This select team will develop and execute the conference in 2023. It’s a fun way to help student leaders make a difference in California. We need adult advisors, too!

How is the education budget for 2023-24 being created?
by Carol Kocivar | January 16, 2023 | 0 Comments

Governor Newsom has proposed a budget for next year that juggles many challenges. When the stock market sneezes, California’s budget gets sick. Carol summarizes how the proposal will affect schools.

Ed100 Year in Review
by Jeff and Carol | January 1, 2023 | 0 Comments

The Ed100 team turned it up a notch in 2022. We’ve never worked harder, and it’s nice to see the impact. Thank you for your readership, feedback and support. This post celebrates the year’s work and recaps some of the highlights.

How student voices reach school boards
by Jeff Camp | December 12, 2022 | 1 Comment

How can student voices reach school boards? A combination of persistence and know-how, suggests CSBA veteran Xilonin Cruz-Gonzalez. Read the notes or watch her full presentation.

Banned Books for Christmas
by Carol Kocivar | December 4, 2022 | 1 Comment

This year, more books than ever were banned from libraries and schools, a reflection of our divided national politics. So this holiday season I decided to give my grandchildren banned books.

Will you make Ed100 part of your giving plan this year?
by Jeff Camp | November 19, 2022 | 0 Comments

We rarely ask. But we DO need funding to do our work. Will you donate to Ed100 this giving season?


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