Kristen Sim in class

First CU Boulder Teacher Leadership graduate gains a master’s degree and network of colleagues far and wide

Oct. 8, 2021

Colorado Springs teacher Kristen Sim first enrolled a CU Boulder graduate certificate in Teacher Leadership last fall thinking she might get a master’s degree over time. Fast forward one year, one pandemic, six self-paced online courses, three capstones, and a network of new colleagues, and Sim is now the first graduate of the Teacher Leadership program.

Scholarship Ceremony

2021 Scholarship Celebration celebrates and honors our students and supporters

Sept. 20, 2021

On Sept. 17, over 100 faculty, staff, donors, and students and their families gathered virtually to honor scholarship and fellowship recipients and supporters at the 2021 School of Education Scholarship Celebration. Warmest congratulations to all our scholarship award recipients and to the supporters who make so much possible.

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A new education program provides essential support for essential employees

May 19, 2021

Born out of the pandemic but not confined to it, the new Buffs for Front Line Service Employees program provides equitable educational support to the families and school-aged children of the university’s essential employees. Through in-person and virtual support across subject areas and grade levels, Buffs4FLSE fosters a welcoming and nurturing where CU Boulder service employees and their families feel seen and valued.

Ed Talks Stephanie Toliver

Ed Talks reimagined beautiful and just futures through play, heart, truth, and dreams

May 5, 2021

In May, the CU Boulder School of Education hosted an evening of reimagining new social and educational futures through the art of play, heart, truth, and dreams at the Ed Talks virtual event. At times lyrical, lighthearted, and deeply personal, the videos from this series of CU Boulder's Ed Talks are now available and sure to leave the audience full of hope and excitement for a more beautiful and just future.

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Congratulations to all of our #EdBuffs graduates!

May 5, 2021

Congratulations, education graduates! The School of Education community will gather for virtual commencement on May 6 with the Colorado Teacher of the Year Gerardo Muñoz as the keynote speaker, a celebratory video featuring student reflections, the reading of graduates' names, and more. View the complete honor roll of graduates, meet the Outstanding Graduate awardees, and more.

Julia Daniel in Georgia

Behind the movement: Doctoral candidate contributes to organizing and Georgia’s historic voter turnout

Feb. 23, 2021

This January, all eyes were on the state of Georgia as voter turnout reached historic levels during two runoff Senate elections following record turnout in November. Julia Daniel was one of the many organizers who dropped everything to focus on electoral organizing efforts in November and again leading up to the runoff election.

Voices vol 3

Latest issue of Voices magazine centers wellness in the classroom, community, and more

Dec. 2, 2020

The latest issue of the CU Boulder School of Education's magazine, Voices, centers wellness through stories of mindfulness in the classroom, powerful community schools, hip-hop and youth learning, poetry to engage educators, and more. Check it out.

Cat Flynn

Alumni Connections: Cat Flynn, the food justice advocate

As a student teacher in Denver Public Schools, Cat Flynn (elementary licensure, 2019) fell in love with the community at the historic Denver elementary, Dora Moore Elementary. She also recognized many of her students’ challenges. “I learned so much about the biggest issues that students face both in and outside...

Holly Kirtz

Alumni Connections: Holly Kurtz, the research journalist

As a journalist covering the education beat in Denver, Holly Kurtz (PhDEdu’13) turned to CU Boulder professor and National Education Policy Center Director Kevin Welner many times as an expert source. One fateful conversation changed the trajectory for Kurtz, who went from Welner’s interviewer to advisee in the educational foundations,...

Jonathan Lev

Alumni Connections: Jonathan Lev, the community center director

Jonathan Lev’s career came full circle when he joined the Boulder Jewish Community Center (Boulder JCC) as Executive Director in 2010. While his path to his current position was winding, he credits his CU Boulder teacher education experience as foundational to his work now and experiences along the way. “So...