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Top Opinion Blog Posts of 2014: Education Week's Most-Viewed

Education Week's opinion bloggers discussed and debated student learning styles, test-based accountability, the common core, and more in the most-read posts of the year.

Top Opinion Blog Posts of 2014: Education Week's Most-Viewed

The editors of Education Week compiled a list of the 10 most-viewed opinion blog posts that drew our readers in 2014. Below, the posts are listed in order of the number of online page views they generated. Revisit these blog posts, and examine perspectives you may have missed this year.

1. 10 Critical Issues Facing Education

When it comes to education, there are numerous critical issues that need to be addressed in 2014, and these are ten of them. (January 23, 2014) |Blog: Finding Common Ground

2. Would You Eat These School Lunches?

What does your child's school lunch look like? It's about time we should be saying, "Houston...we have a problem." (December 21, 2014) | Blog: Finding Common Ground

3. 2 Reasons Why Teachers Have It Tougher Than You Think

Teachers help students through some very tough times, and yet many people outside of the profession believe teachers have it easy. They have it tougher than you may think, and here are two reasons why. (November 13, 2014) | Blog: Finding Common Ground

4. The Myth of Learning Styles

For many years educators were under the false notion that there were learning styles, and recent research from Howard Gardner, John Hattie and Gregory Yates shows there isn't such thing as a learning style. (April 29, 2014) | Blog: Finding Common Ground

5. The 2014 RHSU Edu-Scholar Public Influence Rankings

The metrics recognize university-based scholars in the U.S. who are contributing most substantially to public debates about education. (January 8, 2014) | Blog: Rick Hess Straight Up

6. Teaching's Diminishing Appeal

Teaching in public schools is no longer fun. (October 15, 2014) | Blog: Walt Gardner's Reality Check

7. The Failure of Test-Based Accountability

In an ongoing series of posts about accountability, Marc Tucker discusses the damaging effects that test-based accountability has had on the profession of teaching. (February 27, 2014) | Blog: Top Performers

8. Do Teachers Really Hate Common Core?

As more and more governors and local politicians denounce Common Core initiatives, and more states officially back away from the standards, the debate over the place and effectiveness of Common Core heats up. (May 9, 2014) | Blog: Education Futures

9. Deeper Learning Has a Race Problem

Despite the intentions of its advocates, deeper learning has met skepticism from the civil right community. (June 20, 2014) | Blog: Learning Deeply

10. Principals: 5 Ways to Create a More Inclusive School Climate

School climate is super important to increasing student academic growth. Here are five easy steps for school leaders to achieve a better climate. (September 19, 2014) | Blog: Finding Common Ground

A version of this article appeared in the January 07, 2015 edition of Education Week