Duke University Hopes To Inspire Teacher Retention With A House Full Of New Educators

Wise, a high school social studies teacher in North Carolina's Durham Public Schools system, lives in the Duke University TeachHouse with five other educators. The new house, the first of its kind in the country, brings together four new teachers and two veterans -- all of whom graduated from Duke and most of whom teach in Durham -- to live together, undertake professional development programs together and generally offer support to each other. The goal is that this type of innovative, early career induction program will build high-quality educators and help Durham retain them. Read More.

Triangle startup spaces flourish by bringing entrepreneurs together

“It’s just a really cool space. It sets you apart,” said Anil Chawla.

He proceeds to tick off key features at the Underground’s West Main Street site in downtown Durham that houses his 12-employee business, including: a banana-yellow slide that connects the first floor and the basement; an outdoor patio on the roof complete with a bar; and a lounge area chock-full of wide-screen TV’s that’s especially popular during March Madness.

And then there are the intangibles that come with being surrounded by other startups. Read more. 

NCSU 'Entrepalooza' to Highlight Entrepreneurs, Innovators

RALEIGH, N.C. — NCSU's Entrepreneurship Initiative will host an "Entrepalooza" on Thursday with students competing for a $1,000 prize. Plus, Marshall Brain's Eco PRT project will be in the spotlight. The event will include interactive demonstrations and hands-on activities, and will spotlight initiatives including the Poole College of Management’s Entrepreneurship Clinic and Eco PRT’s public rapid transit vehicle. Read more.

Puerto Rican restaurant owner finds success despite economic hardships

In a working class neighborhood outside San Juan, Puerto Rico, you'll find a surprising sense of optimism despite the island's economic hardships.

A restaurant owner said he hasn't had to cut anyone's hours, and he's also given workers a slight increase in pay, although a majority of their money comes in from tips.

Ulises Velasco admits that opening a second business last fall during tough times could have ended in failure. Read More.