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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."

And the Winners Are...
by Jeff Camp | May 13, 2016 | 0 Comments

Hey, what PTA couldn't use an extra $1,000? We've just completed our most recent drawing, and the winners are...

A Good Beginning
by Carol Kocivar | April 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

There are never magic answers in education... but based on research, early learning comes pretty close.

A Weird New Map of California
by Jeff Camp | April 25, 2016 | 0 Comments

Whoa, that's different! Traditional maps can get in the way of understanding, because they are fundamentally about places, not about people. Here's another way of looking at it.

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

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