As you know, the guys of teachernomics (Kleba and O'Hara) are headed to SXSWedu next week. At Austin's famous and cutting edge educon, we're planning to look for teacher-driven innovations, ideas, organizations, and startups.
We've got an eye on the cleverly named outfit in New Orleans called the Future of School.
NOLA is a hotbed for EdTech and edupreneurship; it's a city taking advantage of the structural instability in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. It's a political hot potato, for sure: advocates of public education (that includes us here at teachernomics!) are weary of the potential frictions of private sector interest. Still, we are very interested in seeing what edu innovation grows in the Mississippi Delta over the next few years.
We’re looking for people with the most potential for changing the trajectory of education. You might be a teacher or a frustrated administrator. Perhaps you’re a parent or an entrepreneur. You may or may not have professional exprience in education but one thing is the same: you believe that schools should provide more engaging, personalized experiences for students.
- Future of School, "Who We're Looking For"
Good luck, Future of School!
Want to take Future of School's Challenge? Or just look at a well-designed pitch for educational innovation? Check out their absolutely gorgeous website at
Painting by NOLA artist Diane Millsap