Education reporter tests No Child Left Behind One elementary school principal trained a laser focus on test scores. Her efforts yielded results, but at what cost? Former Washington Post education writer Linda Perlstein has a new book on the struggles of an elementary school to meet No Child Left Behind standards.9:06 a.m.
Linda Perlstein: The author of "Tested: One American School Struggles to Make the Grade." She's also the author "Not Much Just Chillin': The Hidden Lives of Middle Schoolers."
The ups and downs of the restaurant business Three high profile restaurants in downtown St. Paul have closed within the last several months. Their troubles highlight how difficult it is to grab and keep dining clientele.10:06 a.m.
Adam Platt: Senior editor at Mpls.St.Paul magazine.
Rick Nelson: Food writer for the Minneapolis Star Tribune.