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Predictions for 2020, Tips for Building Positive School Culture & More

 //  Dec 30, 2019

Predictions for 2020, Tips for Building Positive School Culture & More

Below are a few of the education stories we've bookmarked recently.

A teacher assesses the past decade in K-12 education — and makes 9 predictions for the 2020s

Larry Ferlazzo, an Education Week blogger and English and social studies teacher at Luther Burbank High School in Sacramento, California, shares his round-ups of the best and worst education news from this decade, in addition to predictions for the education space in the decade ahead. Among his predictions: “Restorative practices, ethnic studies classes, and efforts to increase and support teacher diversity will all expand dramatically.”

Administrators share 7 tips for building positive school culture

Education Dive gathered advice from a handful of veteran administrators on how to approach building a positive culture within schools and districts. “Building a positive culture starts with valuing everyone’s journey within that culture,” explains Joe Sanfelippo, superintendent of Fall Creek School District in Wisconsin. “The more we recognize the great work happening in our spaces, acknowledge to the person that it’s great work, and extend the conversation about that work to someone who wasn’t there so they know that it is happening, the better chance we have to provide an environment where everyone can flourish.”

14 Charts That Changed the Way We Looked at America’s Schools in 2019

The 74 team gathered a list of 14 notable education research and data discoveries from 2019, with charts illustrating the key takeaways. From equity issues in public schools across the country, to the recent NAEP scores, these charts all show fascinating insights into the latest topics of education research and the biggest issues educators, families, and students are facing today.

Photos of the Decade: Education Week’s Best

Don’t miss Education Week’s collection of striking photographs from the past decade of K–12 education news coverage. Their visuals team selected images that capture both the biggest stories from the decade, as well as the smaller, more intimate moments that represent the day to day of educators and students everywhere.