Little Connection Found Between Teacher Perceptions of School Effectiveness and Student Outcomes in Idaho

A new study, Connections Between Teacher Perceptions of School Effectiveness and Student Outcomes in Idaho’s Low-Achieving Schools, by the Regional Educational Laboratory Northwest (REL) released this week found teacher perceptions on the presence of essential goals in Idaho’s low-performing schools was not generally related to reading proficiency, math proficiency, or attendance. The study looked at 75 low-achieving Idaho schools that took the more »

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 »