We round up this year's most popular blog posts, and offer some projections for next year.
Some northern New Jersey high schools are dropping local midterms and finals in a bid to preserve instructional time.
The Denver school district looked fruitlessly for good common-core materials, reflecting widespread unhappiness with the quality of instructional resources in the marketplace.
Students would be better off if algebra teachers began their lessons with word problems, according to a recent study. But that can pose challenges for students who struggle with language.
A survey of kindergarten teachers showed unhappiness with the amount of time the test took away from instruction.
In case you missed it, a recently released package of opinion pieces looks at the many facets of K-12 arts education.
The first statewide results of ACT's Aspire test show most students below the marks that indicate they're on track for success in college.
Yet another state tries to hammer out a new way of judging schools that doesn't rely so heavily on test scores.
The Los Angeles school district will make ethnic studies a graduation requirement, and the San Francisco district will aim to do the same within five years.
A study of a program to prepare students for careers and college shows that students earn more credits in high school and have greater confidence in their career and life skills than their peers in regular programs.