Teacher education research trio

CU Boulder student voices, research help move state toward addressing financial barriers for new teachers

June 29, 2022

Over the past few years, CU Boulder researchers have been working with state partners to understand and address the financial strain new teachers face when trying to enter the educator workforce and elevate teacher candidates’ voices. Their work paid off in May when Governor Jared Polis signed first-of-its-kind legislation for...

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From 'Don’t Say Gay' to bathrooms and sports: How debates over LGBTQ+ rights impact kids

June 22, 2022

Elizabeth Meyer has spent her career working with teachers and students to study how school policies can help or harm LGBTQ+ youth. In this Q&A, she weighs in on the wave of legislation around the country targeting the rights of transgender and nonbinary kids.

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Public Achievement student leaders create Boulder Valley's first ethnic studies course

May 24, 2022

With help from CU Boulder’s Public Achievement (PA) program students and staff and support from Boulder Valley School District administrators, several high school juniors' dream of creating an ethnic studies course at Lafayette’s Centaurus High School is becoming a reality. PA leaders developed curriculum for the first-of-its-kind social studies elective class exploring culture, identity, race and ethnicity, and they hope it will be offered districtwide in 2023.

Amalia Kamlet

Meet Amalia Kamlet, an adventure-seeking science educator

May 4, 2022

Amalia Kamlet has always had a heart for adventure and science. Her adventures in teaching and in the outdoors as a student at CU Boulder are only the beginning as her love for adventure literally takes her around the world, starting with an opportunity as a STEM science teacher in...


Meet Cynthia Corral Robles, a leader in empathy, reliability, and enthusiasm and a passion for justice

May 2, 2022

Cynthia Corral Robles considers herself “lucky enough” to have stumbled across the Leadership and Community Engagement major in the School of Education. She first discovered the INVST Community Studies program and its summer justice tour of Colorado, which unleashed her passion for community leadership. She traveled the state of Colorado...


Meet Quinton Andre Freeman, a committed teacher, teacher educator, and mentor

May 2, 2022

Quinton Andre Freeman comes from a family of educators. His wife, Adrienne, is a middle school principal. His parents, now a retired county agent and a retired special education teacher, met while student teaching, and his mother urged him to get a teaching certificate as a fallback plan after college...

Tanya Ennis

Meet Tanya Davis Ennis, working to eradicate inequity and injustice in education and beyond

May 2, 2022

A leader on campus in broadening participation in STEM education as the most recent director of the BOLD Center, Tanya Ennis is committed to developing and studying strategies that can create a more equitable environment for racially minoritized and first-generation students. Ennis studied electrical engineering at an Historically Black College/University,...

Alex Boeding

Meet Alex Boeding, advocating for more LGBTQ-inclusive school policies that matter to teachers, students

May 2, 2022

Alex Boeding has been a thoughtful and engaged student in all of his School of Education master’s classes while navigating a busy life as a full-time teacher during the COVID-19 pandemic. Alex consistently demonstrates a strong commitment to the School of Education’s vision for justice and democracy and works to...

Caitlin Fine

Meet Caitlin Fine, using research and service to transform teaching, teacher preparation

May 2, 2022

Before enrolling at CU Boulder as a doctoral student, Caitlin Fine was a science teacher in a dual-language elementary school in Virginia, where she was often frustrated by her district’s narrative that teaching science in Spanish was a “nice bonus” and teachers need to prepare students for English-language multiple-choice state...

 Astrid Sambolín Morales

Meet Astrid Sambolín Morales, learning with and from Puerto Rican mothers

May 2, 2022

As a doctoral student Astrid Sambolín Morales went above and beyond to actively contribute to the formation of a better community in the CU Boulder School of Education and the Puerto Rican diaspora communities of Florida, Denver, and Pennsylvania with whom she partnered. Make sure the work you do is...