Category: Great Ideas

Great Idea: A home for pegs of all shapes

Great Idea: A home for pegs of all shapes

I don’t know anything about Providence, Rhode Island, but I was there a couple of weeks ago for the Education Writers Association equity seminar. I plugged the address into Uber, knowing nothing about the hosting institution, listed only as “The Met” on our seminar itinerary.  My Uber driver, on the other hand, seemed to know…

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Great Idea: Where to find a substitute teacher in rural Nebraska

Great Idea: Where to find a substitute teacher in rural Nebraska

While conducting research for my recent Edutopia story, “Modernizing the Search for Substitute Teachers” I came across a fantastic program in rural Nebraska. While the story focused mainly on technological upgrades to the cumbersome morning process of finding substitute teachers, this win-win still relied on human capital. The North East Nebraska Teacher Academy (NENTA) deploys…

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