Paula Abitia and student

Paying it forward in Higher Ed: First cohort of Master’s in Higher Education students graduates this spring

May 7, 2019

Paula Abitia had always wanted to attend her “dream school,” CU Boulder, yet as a first-generation student of color, the reality of her dream included the struggle for a sense of belonging. She credits higher education professionals with helping her get through challenging times, and now she is paying it forward as a higher education professional and MA graduate.

Wellness Institute Faculty

Crown gift to establish unique wellness research institute at CU Boulder

April 30, 2019

CU Boulder is establishing a new research institute committed to building a world in which health and wellness are valued, promoted and protected for all children and youth. The five founding faculty members of the Renée Crown Wellness Institute, established by philanthropist Patricia Crown, include: Professors Sona Dimidjian, Erik Willcutt and Yuko Munakata from arts and sciences, and Professor Ben Kirshner and Dean Kathy Schultz from education.

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Generous gift supports and invests in education and more

April 25, 2019

Thanks to the generosity of CU Boulder supporters Suzanne and Dave Hoover, the School of Education is well on its way to getting a new home featuring state-of-the-art learning labs and dynamic collaborative spaces. The Hoovers are donating $2.5 million toward a renovation project that will help the school transform space in its future new home to reflect its mission of excellence and innovation in education.

Manuela at Ed Talks

Ed Talks on May 2 to explore trauma, bilingualism, kindergarten, assessment and more

April 17, 2019

Join the CU Boulder School of Education on Thursday, May 2 at Boulder's Dairy Arts Center for the thought-provoking series, Ed Talks. Inspired by TED Talks, Ed Talks are not-to-be-missed short, engaging presentations exploring topics like What Reality TV Taught Me about Everyday Assessment, Trauma as Peril and Potential in Schools, and more.

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New Reading for Social Justice Guide available for schools, teachers, parents

Feb. 19, 2019

Amidst a turbulent political climate and activist- and youth-led social movements, many educators have been wondering not only how to teach but also how to parent during challenging times. We have partnered with Teaching Tolerance to publish Reading for Social Justice, a guide for educators and families interested in starting intergeneration social justice reading groups.

Bill Penuel in a seminar

Bill Penuel elected to the National Academy of Education

Feb. 12, 2019

Bill Penuel has been elected to the National Academy of Education (NAEd), which advances high quality education research and its use in policy and practice. Penuel, a pioneer in the development of research-practice partnerships, joins several CU Boulder scholars who have been elected to the Academy and just 15 newly elected national members.

Music education alumnus Ben Pollack

Music education alumnus named Colorado Young Music Teacher of the Year

Jan. 17, 2019

This month, Ben Pollack, a 26-year-old music teacher with the Huerfano School District in Walsenburg, Colorado, will be honored at the Colorado Music Educators’ Association Conference. “Teaching music is the most important thing I do,” says Pollack (Music Licensure ’14). “It has to matter every day.”

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2018: A Year in Review

Dec. 26, 2018

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 to our steadfast dedication to our commitments to democracy, diversity, equity and justice. Here are 18 of our top highlights and milestones from the year 2018.

Bethy and Sara at the Alumni Awards Ceremony

A Queer Endeavor co-founders Bethy Leonardi and Sara Staley awarded top alumni award

Dec. 10, 2018

The CU Boulder Alumni Association honored Bethy Leonardi (PhD EFPP ’14) and Sara Staley (PhD C&I Literacy ’14), School of Education research associates and co-founders of A Queer Endeavor, with the 2018 Kalpana Chawla Award at the October annual awards ceremony, one of CU Boulder's oldest traditions.

Enihs Medrano speaking at Ed Talks

Latest Ed Talks videos and stories explore new paradigms for diversity, inclusion

Nov. 30, 2018

At the fall series of Ed Talks, we learn about ways to challenge assumptions and create new paradigms around diversity and inclusion in education and beyond. Inspired by TED Talks, Ed Talks explore "hot topics" in education through short, engaging presentations led by education faculty and collaborators. Missed the latest Ed Talks? Check out the updated video gallery.

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