Much of what I have read parallels some of the conversations I've had this summer with former colleagues from other schools. Two examples stood out:
1) a math teacher (who just finished a full year sabbatical!) spoke about the constantly changing curriculum in MATH---or what SHOULD be the changing curriculum. As technology, statistics and opportunities to explore real-world applications have expanded exponentially, he and his department are finding themselves reviewing the "conventional curriculum"--discarding dated topics (e.g., synthetic division) and finding ways to introduce more creativity, exploration and analysis.
2) a Spanish teacher at an independent day school spoke about the upper school's pilot program this coming year: every 9th grader will be expected to come to school with a "device" (laptop, ipad/notebook) each day. They will expand to 10th next year, then 11th & 12th over next 2 years. As with any attempt to work towards greater globalization in the curriculum, they are doing significant prof. dev't across ALL domains to examine what they are teaching and why.
I'm eager to hear from both as the year progresses... and eager to see BB&N ask the tough questions about think about what changes we might implement.