Published: Dec. 26, 2018
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As the year comes to a close, we like to reflect back on progress and accomplishments as we also look ahead to future initiatives and our steadfast dedication to our commitments to democracy, diversity, equity and justice. Here are 18 of our top highlights from 2018.

Launching Ed Talks, a series of community events that explore “hot topics” in education and beyond

At our inaugural Ed Talks in May, we invited educators, alumni, supporters, and community members to explore "hot topics" in education through short, engaging presentations led by education professors. In the fall for our second Ed Talks, our faculty and CU Engage colleagues presented ways to challenge assumptions and create new paradigms around diversity and inclusion in education and beyond.

Watch the videos

Offering guaranteed admission to high schoolers who study education

Colorado high school students interested in becoming teachers and community leaders can now earn guaranteed admissions to CU Boulder’s School of Education. The admissions guarantee is thanks to a new agreement between CU Boulder and two high school concurrent enrollment programs, Teacher Cadet and Pathways2Teaching®.

Words of advice from graduation speakers and outstanding graduate award honorees

In our Outstanding Graduate series, we honored four exemplary education graduates who all demonstrate a commitment and passion for education. We also chose two student keynote speakers, Ofelia Schepers and Tyler LeCroy, to the stage at our graduation ceremony to share their stories of building bridges and finding your community and support system. Read our features to learn more about their journey through the School of Education and their advice for future graduates.

Releasing our first Voices magazine, our annual alumni and friends publication

We released our first Voices magazine this fall, our annual magazine published by the CU Boulder School of Education. This year’s edition covered topics such as teacher shortage in Colorado and beyond, transforming classrooms with love, and powerful partnerships. We encourage you to submit a class note, send us story ideas or comments, or update your contact information so you recieve our magazine.

Read the inaugural issue

Several faculty were honored with top national and university awards

Just a few of our new or expanded programing and partnerships