Renegade Lunch Lady
Renowned chef Ann Cooper has partnered with Whole Foods Market to create the Great American Salad Bar Project, which has raised $1.4 million to install salad bars in 564 schools nationwide.
Second in Command
Shael Polakow-Suranksy, a former principal and official at the New York City Department of Education, has been appointed deputy to the city's next chancellor, Cathie Black, to compensate for Black's lack of education experience.
Follow My Lead
Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush encouraged education leaders to follow Florida's example of pay for performance and higher graduation standards at the Nov. 30 conference of the Foundation for Excellence in Education.
William Barber, state conference president of North Carolina NAACP, joined the NAACP's national CEO and president, Benjamin Jealous, to discuss Wake County (N.C.) Public Schools and why ending its busing system will cause resegregation.
Scott's New Team
Florida Gov.-elect Rick Scott has named former D.C. Public Schools Chancellor Michelle Rhee as part of his education transition team, which has many speculating that she'll be named the state's next education commissioner.