Par Sophie Quinton. Expect an increased emphasis on teacher effectiveness, technical education, and more.
A number of education trends made their mark in 2013, from massive open online courses to evaluating colleges based on their graduation rates. The underlying forces that drove change this year aren't likely to change anytime soon: declining public funding, changing demographics, advancing technology, and a tough job market.
Here are five trends we'll be watching next year, with special attention to how they affect minority and at-risk students. More...