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These are a few of our favorite things
by Jeff Camp | December 19, 2021 | 1 Comment

This, our final Ed100 post of 2021, celebrates with a look back at some of the lessons and posts you might have missed. With apologies to Rodgers and Hammerstein...

The right to a quality education
by Carol Kocivar | December 12, 2021 | 4 Comments

In 2022, California voters may be asked to vote on an initiative to amend the state constitution, establishing a right to a high-quality education for all students. There’s a catch.

How students have a voice
by Jeff Camp | December 5, 2021 | 0 Comments

GENup is a coalition of student-led social justice organizations. This post explains what the organization does, how it has grown so quickly, and how students can learn more.

What is the Equality Act?
by Jeff Camp | November 29, 2021 | 0 Comments

The Equality Act, which would prohibit discrimination based on sex, sexual orientation, and gender identity, remains stuck in the US Senate. GenderCool champion Stella Keating explains why it matters and what students can do.

Help Wanted! Ed100 is hiring.
by Jeff Camp | November 14, 2021 | 0 Comments

OK, Ed100 community, we need your help! We are adding a new part-time position to the Ed100 team: Outreach Coordinator. Please forward this post to help us find just the right person. It’s a part-time, work-from-home role.

Recall mania! What does a school board really do?
by Carol Kocivar | November 7, 2021 | 1 Comment

School board members have recently found themselves swept up in politics far beyond local education issues. Many have had to deal with abusive constituents, and a record number have faced recall attempts. Let’s get back to basics: what do school boards actually do?

New Education Laws in California 2021
by Carol Kocivar | October 24, 2021 | 4 Comments

With Governor Newsom's signature, hundreds of bills became law in 2021, including many important changes to education policy. Here's our roundup of the measures that matter for K-12 education.

Special Education, the Pandemic, and the Ombudsperson
by Julia Martin and Carol Kocivar | October 17, 2021 | 0 Comments

In the pandemic, schools have faced a broad range of new challenges, particularly how to serve students with disabilities. San Francisco’s Special Education Ombudsperson played a critical role in figuring out what to do. As Julia Martin explains, this role has never been more important.

How schools waste young lives
by Jeff Camp | October 10, 2021 | 1 Comment

School systems are society’s biggest investment in children. In this provocative interview, Ted Dintersmith argues that these systems aim at the wrong goals, waste young lives, and bore kids to tears for no good reason. Is there a better way?

Remembering Dirk Tillotson
by Jeff Camp | October 3, 2021 | 1 Comment

Students who participated in the summer conference of the 2021 Ed100 Academy for Student Leaders will remember Dirk for explaining the role of charter schools in California’s education system.

Mental Health and Schools
by Shereen Walter | October 3, 2021 | 1 Comment

The Pandemic took a heavy toll on mental health. There may be a silver lining: it exposed issues that needed more attention anyway. Shereen Walter explains some of the things parents, PTAs, and legislators can do to help.

California's Education System
by Jeff Camp | September 26, 2021 | 1 Comment

How does California’s education system work? For decades, rising education leaders have turned to Mary Perry to explain it. This post feature’s Mary’s presentation to hundreds of students at the summer conference of the Ed100 Academy for Student Leaders.

How to Develop Student Leadership
by Kaylee Nguyen | September 20, 2021 | 0 Comments

High school is a critical time for students to build leadership skills. In this post, Kaylee Nguyen explains how the Ed100 Academy is changing to help schools and organizations connect students with opportunities to learn, shine, and make a difference throughout the school year.

What’s it like in the school board hot seat?
by Carol Kocivar | September 4, 2021 | 0 Comments

The pandemic did not come with an instruction manual. School board members have been in the hot seat. We asked two veteran school board members to share their experiences about decision-making under the stress of the pandemic.

Schedule trouble: How to get the course you need
by Jeff Camp | August 29, 2021 | 0 Comments

The best-kept secret of California’s education system is UC Scout, the University of California’s free, credit-bearing online courses for college-bound high school students. Offerings include 26 different AP courses. Priscilla Marino explained how it works at the Ed100 Student Academy.


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