California Education 101

The info you need to help kids

California’s K-12 education system is complicated and filled with issues, jargon, and acronyms. So how can families, educators, and citizens help our kids thrive in a system with so many variables? We start by getting informed with Ed100.


This free online tool gives you what you need to know about our system, so you can be the change your kids need — in your city, district, and school.

Visit and sign up. It’s free and presented in a way that is jargon-free and easy to understand.

What can you learn from Ed100?
  • History of education
  • How kids learn
  • The role social factors play in student learning
  • Teacher retention and placement
  • Teacher pay
  • Tenure
  • Early learning
  • Benefits of after school programs
  • School leadership
  • Budgets
  • Funding
  • And more!

Ed100 started in 2012 by a former Microsoft executive well-versed in public education. Since its inception, the goal is to prepare family leaders to become leaders in our children’s education. Ed100 is staffed by education veterans and backed by the California PTA and the Full Circle Fund.

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