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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.

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

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