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What We're Reading

Oct. 28, 2022

A quick look at the recent books from our faculty and community.

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From fertile soil: co-creating a youth-led ethnic studies curriculum

Oct. 27, 2022

“you are not your roots. you are a flower grown from them.” – pavana reddy For most of my education as a first-generation immigrant, I grew familiar with not seeing myself represented and internalized that I was not worthy of being cared for. I remember my dialect losing its rhythm...

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All About Barbara Jean

Oct. 26, 2022

It was a classic case of “who’s that girl?” Al Grimm impatiently waited for Barbara Jean to end her phone call when he first spotted her at a party in 1963. Transfixed, he had to meet her. Even though that call had been with her long-distance boyfriend, Barbara Jean spent...

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Overlooked for more than 100 years

Oct. 26, 2022

Photo Collage by: Katie Dokson Mexican Americans have been challenging school segregation for over a century.” When I began my doctoral program in the early 1980s, I was interested in history, education and Mexican American people, but I quickly discovered very little research on the historical experiences of Mexican Americans...

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2022 Scholarship Celebration celebrates and honors our students and supporters

Oct. 20, 2022

The annual School of Education Scholarship Awards Ceremony united and honored scholarship and fellowship recipients and supporters on Thursday, Oct. 13. The ceremony celebrated student accomplishments and recognized the generosity of supporters.

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Voices from the Classroom

Oct. 14, 2022

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Opening Worlds

Oct. 13, 2022

It's the start of the school year and the anticipation has gripped new high school English language arts teacher Cassidy Ktsanes. “I’m really excited,” she said. “I just get nervous that I’m not going to be a good teacher, but I know that I have a huge community to fall...

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Finding Her Voice

Oct. 12, 2022

When 11-year-old Luz Elena Sanchez arrived in Yuma, Colorado, with her family from Mexico, she found herself lost among her English-speaking classmates. She had difficulty understanding her homework, and she got into trouble for speaking Spanish in school. But one teacher, Sanchez’ sixth grade homeroom teacher Brady Nighswonger, made a...

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Oct. 11, 2022

PhD student Robyn Tomiko giving her Ed Talk, "Lifting the Veil: The Truth About Teaching." Link to: Together again: Events take on new forms, enhanced meaning of togetherness Love and appreciation filled CU Boulder’s ornate Macky Auditorium when the School of Education hosted its first in-person graduation since 2019,...

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Welcome to Voices, volume 5

Oct. 11, 2022

Dean’s welcome As a child, I loved all libraries—our neighborhood public library where I would bring home stacks of books and my elementary school library where the librarian recommended books to each of us. In third grade, I was drawn to the “blue” biographies about famous people, and I particularly...