Minneapolis Leader Turns School Cafeterias Into ‘Real Kitchens’

By Lesli A. Maxwell From Education Week Bertrand Weber had devoted his professional life—in boutique hotels and high-end restaurants—to pleasing the most discerning of palates. But the breaded chicken nuggets and canned fruit swimming in syrup he saw on his son’s lunch tray pushed the longtime hotel and restaurant manager to swap a career in stylish more »

Pre-K Legislation Failed, but We Can’t Quit on Future Attempts

By Hy Kloc From The Idaho Statesman March 19, 2014 It was almost a year ago that I first began exploring options for an education bill. Meeting with teachers and parents between legislative sessions, I quickly realized that the advantages of quality pre-kindergarten education made it the obvious choice. Most other states were already funding more »

National Report Ranks Idaho 10th on Charter School Laws

Idaho moved up three places this year in The Center for Education Reform’s (CER) 15th Edition of Charter School Laws Across the States: Rankings & Scorecard released this week. However, across the nation fewer than half of state charter school laws in the United States earned above-average grades. “With the length of the average charter school waiting list more »