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[EdNews Round Up] The Biggest K-12 Trends to Watch in 2020

[EdNews Round Up] The Biggest K-12 Trends to Watch in 2020

No one knows better than educators about the importance of staying up-to-date. In Edmentum’s EdNews Round Up, we’ll bring you the latest and most interesting education news, on the topics that matter most to you, all in one place.

Sustainability, higher education, school funding, technology in the classroom, and more! In this EdNews Round Up, we dive into what experts are considering the top education trends to watch in 2020.

2020 Priorities in America's 15 Biggest School Districts
The 74
As the calendar year begins, America’s biggest school districts are dealing with a host of tough issues, from alleged teacher misconduct toward students with disabilities to student protests over segregation to teacher pushback against unpopular performance evaluation systems.

7 Higher Education Trends to Watch in 2020
Education Dive
College consolidation, partnerships with employers and the effects of deregulation are among the topics we'll have our eye on this year.

4 Major Education Trends that will Influence Schools in 2020
Study International
With the rapid growth of the educational technology industry, teaching methods today are also relying more and more on technologies like artificial intelligence and even robots. What’s in store for your school in 2020? Here’s a look at some key education trends that will shape and influence schools in the coming year.

7 Ways to Make Teaching a More Sustainable Profession
Edutopia
Tips for school leaders seeking to foster an environment that supports, engages, and motivates teachers.

States With the Most Equitable School Funding
U.S. News
There is a large discrepancy in funding efforts among states, according to a new report. Nearly half of U.S. states have yet to return their public school funding to pre-2008 Great Recession levels, according to a report issued Monday by the Education Law Center.

The Best Grants for Education for 2020 & Beyond
Tech and Learning
As traditional sources of funding decrease, K-12 schools are looking elsewhere for hardware, software, and infrastructure grants. This list includes available K-12 grants with associated deadlines.

As Esports Take Off, High School Leagues Get In The Game
NPR Ed
Today, more than 170 colleges and universities participate. And there's money on the table — more than $16 million in college scholarships. Naturally, high schools have followed suit. This year, 17 states and the District of Columbia are offering formal esports teams. We can expect this trend to continue to grow in 2020.

Students Today Are Learning All The Time. Can Schools Keep Up?
EdSurge
Learning—like the internet—is everywhere thanks to the ubiquity of smartphones and Chromebooks. Project Tomorrow's Speak Up survey results include thousands of student and parent responses about future learning trends, putting a spotlight on the fact that learning is a 24/7 enterprise.

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McKenna Wierman studied Journalism at the University of Mississippi, and has worked with Edmentum since June 2016. She currently serves as a Digital Marketing Specialist, and believes that empowered teachers are the key to successful students.