Schools of opportunity

5 lessons on improving US education—from high schools that beat the odds

April 17, 2023

Edited by a trio of CU Boulder education researchers, a new book titled Schools of Opportunity: 10 Research-Based Models of Equity in Action tells the stories of nine U.S. high schools that flourished despite the odds—overcoming tough challenges to offer students from a wide range of backgrounds rich and even joyful educational experiences.

Kassidy Whittemore

With trust and compassion, Kassidy Whittemore connects with students

April 14, 2023

Even though COVID-19 drastically changed schooling the semester Kassidy Whittemore decided to change her major from political science to history and pursue teacher licensure, she found that teaching and working with students was her true passion. “I remember thinking to myself, ‘what if I wake up one day and realize...


Future teachers feeling the toll of school violence, teacher educator says

April 12, 2023

Deena Gumina, assistant teaching professor, graduated from high school at Columbine in 2008. Now as a teacher educator she finds hope from college and high school students who are taking action to try to prevent violence in schools. Now, adults need to "show up" in support.

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CU Boulder's Ed Talks to focus on the fight for civil rights on April 18

April 5, 2023

Join the CU Boulder School of Education on Tuesday, April 18 for Ed Talks, a series of short talks that address some of today's most pressing issues in education and beyond. Inspired by TED Talks, spring 2023 Ed Talks will focus on the personal legacies of changemakers and the ongoing fight for civil rights.


Your CU Boulder Guide to AERA 2023

March 17, 2023

Each year, the American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting represents the world's largest gathering of education researchers and is a showcase for groundbreaking, innovative research. We are looking forward to the American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Meeting that will take place in Chicago, IL, April 13-16 and virtually May 4-5. Use this guide to follow and support CU Boulder researchers and their work.

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Wendy Glenn selected for President’s Teaching Scholars Program

March 10, 2023

University of Colorado President Todd Saliman recently welcomed the two newest members of the President’s Teaching Scholars Program, including CU Boulder Education Professor Wendy Glenn. The program recognizes faculty from across CU's four campuses who skillfully integrate teaching and research at an exceptional level. Glenn is a professor of literacy studies and chair of the Secondary Humanities Teacher Licensure program in the CU Boulder School of Education.

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​​CU Boulder’s Derek Briggs named American Educational Research Association Fellow

March 10, 2023

CU Boulder Education Professor Derek Briggs is one of just 24 exemplary scholars nationwide to be named a 2023 Fellow of the American Educational Research Association, the country’s largest interdisciplinary research association devoted to the study of education and learning. Briggs is a professor in the School of Education’s Research and Evaluation Methodology program, where he is also the director of the Center for Assessment Design Research and Evaluation.

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Join alumna, activist Christine Ahn for screening of her documentary about Korea's DMZ peacemakers

Feb. 23, 2023

On March 15, Christine Ahn, an INVST Community Studies alumna and Nobel Peace Prize Social Activist Awardee, will lead a discussion following the public screening of the "Crossings" documentary about 30 women peacemakers and activists who crossed the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) between North and South Korea calling for an end to a 70-year war that has divided Korea and its people.

CU Boulder teacher preparation programs receive high praise, full reauthorization by the state

Feb. 10, 2023

At the Colorado Board of Education February meeting, all of the CU Boulder School of Education’s teacher preparation programs were lauded and received sweeping reauthorization following a state review. All 10 of the CU Boulder teacher endorsement programs earned full reauthorization and the program was praised for its “true partnerships” benefiting student teachers and partner schools.

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Building renaming to honor legacies of Ofelia Miramontes, Leonard Baca

Feb. 9, 2023

The CU regents approved the renaming of the Fleming Building to honor two pioneering education leaders and former faculty members whose teaching, research and service supported the academic success of generations of students and advanced educational equity and justice. The pair’s leadership helped lay the groundwork for efforts to build a more inclusive campus.