In 2019, the news generally got better for educators and students. Across the U.S., educator walkouts have led to increased funding for public schools, more support for teachers and education support professionals, and more attention to the needs of students. Today, we know more than ever about the effects of childhood trauma and racial bias on learning—and that’s a good thing. As the end of the calendar year approaches, let’s take a look at eight positive education trends of 2019 that we hope will persist in 2020.

Power at the Polls

Educators know how to help correct chronic underfunding of our schools: Elect pro-public candidates to local, state, and federal offices. In 2019, in Denver, union-supported candidates flipped the school board. In Virginia, educators helped flip the state legislature. And, in Louisiana,



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