Ideas There's nothing new under the sun in education. Except when there is. The new NPR Ed series Ideas explores how innovation happens in education.

Adam Livneh speaks to a classmate in his sixth-grade Spanish class. All of the students use the language learning app Duolingo on their laptops. Since students enter the school with varying language abilities, they are able to start the program at a level tailored to them. Roxanne Turpen for NPR hide caption

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The Un-College That's Training $100,000 App Developers

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English professor Neal Phillips sits at a Valencia campus computer in Orlando, Fla., crafting an email blast to students who've been flagged by a new program that analyzes how they're performing. Eric Westervelt/NPR hide caption

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Higher Ed's Moneyball?

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