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Funding Problems for After-School Programs
by Jeff Camp | April 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

After-school programs make a difference for kids, but funding for them haven't changed in ten years. This might change...

Guess Who's Getting Engaged!
by Jeff Camp | March 30, 2016 | 0 Comments

A bit of money from Washington, some pressure from Sacramento, and a big push from the PTA are fueling efforts to increase family engagement in schools.

A Four-Letter Word for Education
by Jeff Camp | March 16, 2016 | 0 Comments

Most people now agree that public education should provide a realistic ladder of opportunity for EACH student. This is a rather new and radical ideal.

To Make a Village
by Jeff Camp | February 8, 2016 | 0 Comments

The dream calls for a village: a future in which schools, government agencies, philanthropies and families work together to solve the problems that get in the way of a bright future for every child.

Five Go-To Education Websites
by Manuel Romero | February 4, 2016 | 0 Comments

Here are five sites we find particularly useful and reliable, and descriptions of what we like about them.

The Peanut-Butter Mindset
by Jeff Camp | January 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

A few years ago, I admitted something to my kids that I had concealed for a long time: I don’t like peanut butter… yet. In school, kids are asked to learn things that challenge them. Not every flavor of learning is automatically tasty to every student.

Goodbye, No Child Left Behind
by Jeff Camp | January 7, 2016 | 1 Comment

After years of false starts, the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) has been consigned to history. Here's what you need to know about the Every Child Succeeds Act (ESSA), its successor.

Yippee! Right?
by Jeff Camp | May 15, 2015 | 1 Comment

It's true that this budget delivers $3,000 dollars per student more than the budget at the trough of the recession did. But this is like measuring the distance from the bottom of a grave to the top of the pile of dirt that will fill it back in. The proposed budget does not make California’s scho

Is there more money for schools?
by Jeff Camp | February 8, 2015 | 0 Comments

The extra funding for schools this year is enough to get us out of the hole, but falls well short of providing what California's schools need. We list a few of the improvements our schools need--things that people in most other states just take for granted.

How Will the Election Affect Your School?
by Jeff Camp | November 4, 2014 | 0 Comments

Whenever elections end, the media machine goes suddenly silent. The people elected on November 4 will influence your school in ways big and small. Who won, and by how much? Do you know where to look for the answers? Image: I Voted - CC Vox Efx

Why do I need to learn THIS?
by Jeff Camp | October 21, 2014 | 2 Comments

As we think about ways to improve our schools, the idea of helping kids see the importance of their school work often comes up. Turns out there are a lot of people working on ways to not only get kids to ask the question "why am I learning this?" but to help them to answer it.

Bye Bye API.
by Jeff Camp | September 16, 2014 | 2 Comments

California's API, a one-number measure of school quality that only reflected test scores, will soon be obsolete. The process for judging schools in the future is currently a topic for discussion and the public is invited to provide its opinion.

School's Back in Session: New Lessons to Learn
by Jeff Camp | August 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

This school year will be full of new experiences as educators and parents alike start implementing their school district's Local Control Accountability Plan and reflecting on how to improve it in the years to come.

Happy 100th, You Good-For-Nothing Moms!
by Jeff Camp | April 24, 2014 | 1 Comment

Mothers' Day was officially added to the calendar 100 years ago. Moms aren't paid to be moms. If you had to pay for them, what would it cost? Well, it depends...

A Tandem Bike for Local-State School Finance
by Jeff Camp | April 22, 2014 | 1 Comment

A lower passage threshold for parcel taxes would significantly expand the number of districts able to muster the political support to pass them... But there's a problem. On its own, the plan stinks. There is an alternative.

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