Yesterday I learned that the city of Maple Valley made another "best" list similar to one I posted about In July, 2011. In Bloomberg Businessweek's 2013 study, Maple Valley was identified as the best place to raise kids in the state of Washington. You don't make lists like these without a quality school system. Once again, an affirmation from an outside organization on the achievement of our young people and quality of learning and teaching in our classrooms. Take pride in your work and congratulations to the city for this recognition.