Women Who Make A Difference 2019

2019: A Year in Review

Dec. 18, 2019

As the year comes to an end, we like to look back on some of the CU Boulder School of Education's notable accomplishments and milestones. As we look ahead to future initiatives, we hope to keep steadfast in our dedication to democracy, diversity, equity and justice. Here are some of our top highlights from 2019.

Enrique Lopez presenting Ed Talks

Latest Ed Talks videos and stories explore vulnerabilities and re-humanization in education

Dec. 17, 2019

At the fall series of the CU Boulder's Ed Talks, we learned about leaning into the discomfort of learning, re-humanizing education, and more. Inspired by TED Talks, Ed Talks explore "hot topics" in education through short, engaging presentations led by education professors, researchers, and collaborators. Missed the latest Ed Talks? Check out the updated video gallery.

Kayliegh Esswein in the classroom

New one-year Master’s plus teacher licensure model appeals to students interested in an equity-forward, immersive program

Dec. 12, 2019

From her first course in education, Kayleigh Esswein was hooked. She always knew she wanted to teach and viewed teaching as a means for addressing educational inequities. Esswein is part of the inaugural cohort of graduate students enrolled in the new one-year, immersive MA+ humanities teacher licensure program for future English language arts and social studies teachers.

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Latest issue of Voices magazine features youth activism, leadership and more

Nov. 22, 2019

The latest issue of the CU Boulder School of Education's magazine, Voices, released this fall explores stories of youth activism, sustainable community partnerships, school leadership and more. A thread runs throughout this issue—the importance and impact of community leadership. In educational settings and throughout our communities, we need strong, humane and dignified leaders more than ever.

Fleming Building

Have questions about the School of Education’s building remodel and move? This Q&A can help

Nov. 11, 2019

Have you heard the School of Education is moving to a new campus home and renovated building in 2020? What’s the timeline for the big move? What will the spaces look like? In this brief FAQ, we cover some of your pressing questions about the Fleming building renovation as we prepare for the move and newly reimagined spaces.

CU Boulder Ed Talks

Ed Talks on Nov. 13 to explore humanizing educational practices

Nov. 5, 2019

Join the CU Boulder School of Education on Wednesday, Nov. 13 at 7 p.m. at Boulder's Dairy Arts Center for the thought-provoking series, CU Boulder's Ed Talks. Inspired by TED Talks, Ed Talks are not-to-be-missed short, engaging presentations exploring humanizing educational practices and a return to the heart of teaching and learning.

 Elena Sandoval-Lucero and Johanna Maes

New book features authentic, intersectional approach to diversity and inclusion in higher education

Oct. 25, 2019

When friends and colleagues Johanna Maes and Elena Sandoval-Lucero could not find an intersectional teaching tool to aid in grappling with often painful situations that affect marginalized people in higher education, they launched a book project to fill the gap. There are two opportunities to learn more about, “Case Studies in Equity, Diversity & Inclusion in Higher Education: An Intersectional Perspective."

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Full-day pre-K beats half-day, first-of-its-kind study shows

Oct. 11, 2019

In a first-of-its-kind study, researchers working in a school district near Denver have examined the impacts of enrolling children in full- versus half-day preschool programs. The research team, led by Assistant Professor Allison Atteberry, found that the extra school hours improved how children performed in assessments of vocabulary, literacy, math and more.

Educational Opportunity Project database graphic

Anyone can look up school data with new online tool created

Sept. 23, 2019

For the first time ever, a new online resource will give journalists, educators, parents and policymakers the chance to search through data on the academic performance, district-level racial and socioeconomic composition, segregation patterns and other educational conditions of schools nationwide. Assistant Professor Benjamin Shear helped to develop the statistical methods underlying the new resource.

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Brainwaves podcast: A look at distrust and bullying, two of K-12 education's challenges

Sept. 17, 2019

In this episode of CU Boulder's Brainwaves podcast, Associate Professor Elizabeth Meyer and Dean Kathy Schultz take a look at some of the challenges in schools today — inlcuding distrust and bullying — and some students share their prespectives on what it's like to be a kid in school today.

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