Post-Legislative Tour Coming to a Region Near You

Next week will begin the Idaho State Department of Education’s Post-Legislative tour. Presenters will travel around to six Idaho regions to discuss education bills that were passed in the 2014 legislative session (view the full schedule).  The event is open to superintendents, charter school administrators, business managers, and other representatives of school districts and public charter more »

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 »