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Ed100 Course Seeks to Improve Understanding of the California Education System

The Burbank Unified School District (BUSD) recently launched an initiative to encourage our stakeholders to explore, a free online course that explains the California education system—a system which is complex and changing fast.

With lessons covering such diverse topics as public school finance, the arts, academic rigor, and success after graduation, there is a wealth of knowledge here and truly something for everyone who is looking to learn more about our education system.

BUSD’s Board President learned about Ed100 at a District PTA meeting and thought that Ed100 would be a critical resource for parent engagement. The BUSD School Board has been encouraging staff and parents to complete the courses in order to increase their knowledge so that they can be stronger advocates for their children.

Given the financial challenges the District is facing it is even more important for the community to understand how schools are funded and how school districts utilize the limited resources that they receive. Ed100 is a powerful tool that starts informed conversations about education within our community.

To learn more about how BUSD is developing informed school communities with Ed100, click here.