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How Burbank USD Develops Informed School Communities with Ed100
by Jeff Camp | August 12, 2019 | 3 Comments

The Superintendent of Burbank Unified School District is an Ed100 graduate. He encourages staff and PTA leaders to take the course. Here's why.

Funding Education: Are We Looking at the Right Numbers?
by Carol Kocivar | August 5, 2019 | 1 Comment

Investments in the education budget are critical. So are investments that level the playing field in even more basic ways.

Can the School System Be Saved?
by Jeff Camp | July 17, 2019 | 1 Comment

People sometimes ask me how California's public schools can be saved. "From what?" I ask. The premise of the question is that the education system needs to be rescued. I agree… but not from villains. Universal public education needs to be rescued from pessimism.

Educational Pursuit
by Jeff Camp | July 9, 2019 | 0 Comments

Educational Pursuit is a game activity that you can use to help inspire people to learn more about California's education system using Ed100. Try it out!

Ed100 Democracy Quiz: Can We Stump You?
by Carol Kocivar | June 27, 2019 | 2 Comments

There's one thing that leaders past and present consistently agree about...

Education Data: Slow Expectations
by Jeff Camp | June 18, 2019 | 1 Comment

In the old days, essential facts about schools had to be tallied by hand. Compiling data was slow, error-prone work. We don't live in that world anymore... right? Alas, fast computers are no match for slow expectations. Here's why the problem matters, and how to fix it.

Ed100 Winners Announced
by Jeff Camp | June 11, 2019 | 0 Comments

Congratulations to C.K. McClatchy High, the winner of the $1,000 prize in the Ed100 drawing! Congratulations also to the other four winners of the $250 prizes...

Can Students Serve on California School Boards?
by Michaela Klein Weinstein | May 31, 2019 | 3 Comments

In California, if a school district includes a high school, the school board ought to include a student member, but not all yet do. Michaela Weinstein, a student member of the board in Albany Unified, explains the steps needed to create the position, and how to serve it well.

What's Happening to Charter Schools?
by Carol Kocivar | May 20, 2019 | 2 Comments

Legislative debate about charter schools in California has sparked lots of emotion this year, with hundreds of advocates clogging the halls of the capitol to speak for and against new bills about charter schools. Here's what's at stake.

Ed100 Chapter of the Month #10: So Now What?
by Jeff Camp | May 5, 2019 | 0 Comments

The first nine chapters of Ed100 explained California's public education system, piece by piece. So now what? If we want to make the system work better for more kids, what can be done? That's the focus of Chapter 10.

The 100 Best Public High Schools in California
by Carol Kocivar | April 29, 2019 | 3 Comments

Every year lists come out touting the 100 “best” high schools in California. Be wary when you look at them. Any time someone creates a list of the "best" it’s good to ask some basic questions like these: The best at what? The best for whom?

Local Indicators on the California School Dashboard
by Mary Perry | April 21, 2019 | 0 Comments

Created by and for each school district (not for individual schools), the "local indicators" on the California School Dashboard aren't visually attractive, but they are hidden gems. They succinctly express important goals and the district's the plan to achieve them.

Does Your School Start Too Early?
by Carol Kocivar | April 16, 2019 | 1 Comment

Teenagers need more sleep. Medical experts recommend that middle schools and high schools should start no earlier than 8:30. School districts have been slow to change. California legislators are considering whether to force the issue with a statewide policy.

Why Ed100 Is Giving Away Money, and How Your PTA Can Get It
by Jeff Camp | April 1, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Ed100 drawing is coming up fast, and your school's PTA could win $1,000. Here's WHY we hold these drawings.

Ed100 Chapter of the Month #9: Success
by Jeff Camp | March 27, 2019 | 0 Comments

Ed100 Chapter 9 explores the meanings of success in education. How is success measured, for individuals and systems? How does the California school Dashboard work? Are kids making it to college, and can they afford it? Where do career goals fit in?


A-G requirements Absences Accountability Accreditation Achievement gap After school API Arts At-risk students Attendance Beacon links Bilingual education Bonds Brain Brown Act Budgets Bullying Burbank Business Career Carol Dweck CHAMP Change Character Education Chart Charter schools Civics Class size CMOs Collective bargaining College Common core Community schools Contest Continuous Improvement Cost of education Counselors Crossword CSBA CTA Dashboard Data Dialogue District boundaries Districts Diversity Drawing DREAM Act EACH Early childhood EdPrezi EdSource EdTech Effort Election English learners Equity ESSA Ethnic studies Evaluation rubric Expanded Learning Facilities Fake News Federal Federal policy Funding Gifted Graduation rates Grit Health Help Wanted History Home schools Homeless students Homework Hours of opportunity Humanities Independence Day Indignation Infrastructure International Khan Academy Kindergarten LCAP LCFF Leaderboard Leadership Learning Litigation Lobbyists Local control Local funding Local governance Map Math Media Mindfulness Mindset Myth Myths NAEP National comparisons NCLB Nutrition Pandemic Parcel taxes Parent Engagement Parent Leader Guide Parents peanut butter Pensions personalized Philanthropy PISA Planning Policy Politics population Poverty Preschool Prezi Private schools Prize Project-based learning Prop 13 Property taxes PTA Purpose of education puzzle Quality Race Rating Schools Reading Recruiting teachers Reform Research Retaining teachers Rigor School board School choice School Climate Science Serrano vs Priest Sex Ed Site Map Sleep Social-emotional learning Song Special ed Spending SPSA Standards Strike STRS Student motivation Student voice Success Suicide Summer Superintendent Suspensions Talent Teacher pay Teacher shortage Teachers Technology Technology in education Template Test scores Time in school Time on task Trump Undocumented Unions Vaccination Values Vaping Volunteers Vote Vouchers Winners
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