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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.

Attendance: A Measure of School Success
by Jeff Camp | October 17, 2016 | 3 Comments

Missing just two days of school in a month is a key warning sign for trouble. Yes, there are some things your school can do about it.

Ed100 Just Got Better!
by Jeff Camp | October 3, 2016 | 0 Comments

The new Ed100, in English and Spanish, includes quizzes for each lesson and new functions to help you build your Ed100 team.

Elections: Decisions that Matter for Kids
by Jeff Camp | September 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

Elections are vitally important for schools. Here's why, and what you can do to help.

New for Parent Meetings: Let's Give 'em Something to Talk About
by Carol Kocivar | September 10, 2016 | 0 Comments

Announcing the new Ed100 Parent Leader Guide! It’s all here: Lessons, sample email invitations, discussion prompts, suggestions on how to take action, and resources including handouts and additional reading. These resources can help you plan parent meetings that really matter.

A Quick Look at the Teacher Shortage
by Carol Kocivar | August 29, 2016 | 2 Comments

Schools in California are opening without enough teachers, and making compromises to fill the gaps. This shortage has been brewing for years, and turning it around will require some changes.

Crossword Number 1
by Jeff Camp | August 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

I have enjoyed crosswords for years, and often mused about creating one with an education theme. I mean, how hard could it be, right? After many hours of effort, here's the result. I hope you like it!

Stay Current: Here's What You Missed
by Jeff Camp | August 2, 2016 | 0 Comments

We work hard to keep the lessons of Ed100 up to date. Here are 16 changes and updates we've made because they might affect you, your child and your school community.

Starting School with "Ouch!"
by Jeff Camp | August 1, 2016 | 2 Comments

Vaccinations are one of the most important ways to protect children from preventable diseases, and all kids are immunized as part of the process of enrolling in school. In 2016 California stopped accepting "personal belief" exemptions. Here's how to check your community's vulnerability to an outbrea

Musings on our Nation's Birthday
by Jeff Camp | June 28, 2016 | 0 Comments

The 4th of July is about more than fireworks and parades. It is a reminder of our values as a nation and our responsibility to pass those values on to each new generation. How do we do this? Education. Universal, free public education.

Summer Reading
by Jeff Camp | June 17, 2016 | 0 Comments

Each year, schools and libraries start rolling out summer reading lists. And for good reason. A ton of research tells us that summer learning is a big deal. But grownups need summer reading, too. What will YOU choose to learn about?

The California Primary: Politics for Kids
by Jeff Camp | May 31, 2016 | 0 Comments

Visit Votersedge.org (a nonpartisan site supported by the League of Women Voters) to view your ballot online. Ask your children what THEY think. Help them talk through an issue. Even if they come to a different conclusion than you, this is good preparation for decisions they will have to make in sch

The Right to a "Quality" Education
by Carol Kocivar | May 24, 2016 | 0 Comments

In many states across America, courts have played an important role in determining whether funding for public education is adequate. So far, in California, the courts have said, “NO. This is not something for the courts. The legislature has to deal with this."

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