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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.

School Boards Demystified
by Denise Jennison | May 26, 2017 | 0 Comments

Local school boards are the heart of California's public school system. But what do they actually DO? This post begins a series to demystify the role and function of school boards.

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.

Should School Start Later in the Morning?
by Jeff Camp | April 18, 2017 | 1 Comment

A big debate is brewing over what time school should start—especially for middle and high school students. The research for a later start is compelling, but change is hard.

Should We Cut After-School Programs?
by Jeff Camp | March 31, 2017 | 0 Comments

Federal support for after-school programs is on the chopping block in the President's recently announced federal budget proposal. Even in California, funding shortfalls put these programs at risk. Should they be cut?

Dash Now - Or Miss Out
by Jeff Camp | March 7, 2017 | 1 Comment

Put these items on your calendar NOW to learn what you need to know about the new California School Dashboard. You don’t want to miss out, do you? So Dash to it!

Vouchers: The Right Choice?
by Jeff Camp | January 29, 2017 | 0 Comments

California voters have twice rejected vouchers as a way to provide school choice. The Trump administration favors them. Here's what you need to know.

Flush With Cash?
by Carol Kocivar | January 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

In his inaugural address, President Trump described America’s public schools as "flush with cash". How do California schools compare to the one the president chose for his son?

Are America's Schools World-Class?
by Jeff Camp | January 8, 2017 | 0 Comments

Every few years, two major tests independently compare the learning of students around the world. According to both tests, American students are far from the head of the class. An ocean away, in fact.

Fake News vs. Education
by Jeff Camp | December 9, 2016 | 0 Comments

The 2016 presidential campaign generated many "teachable moments" for all of us. Among the lessons: Don't be gullible.

Making School Safe for Learning
by Carol Kocivar | November 19, 2016 | 0 Comments

How do we help children understand that words can hurt? How can we help our schools be more inclusive?

Did Your PTA Win $1,000?
by Jeff Camp | November 16, 2016 | 0 Comments

We always like to remind our kids that it pays to do your homework. Well, that's also true for grown-ups, especially Ed100 readers. Congratulations to the winners of the Ed100-PTA drawing!

Sex Education in California
by Jeff Camp | November 14, 2016 | 1 Comment

What do California schools teach students about sex? The rules changed in 2015.

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