In our case, a lot of what was broken was happening behind the scenes, and starting to affect that things that users see and do on a daily basis. VBulletin, our old forum platform, hit a wall many years ago as far as development was concerned, so a change was necessary.
As for the School progress tracking, which I think you're alluding to, is making a return. We weren't able to fit it into the initial relaunch, but it's coming back very soon. Thanks for the feedback.