dear professor scholars strike video

Learning scientists produce “Dear Professor” video to confront anti-Blackness in academia and teaching

Sept. 8, 2020

With many higher education faculty taking part in racial justice teach-ins this week, faculty and alumni from the CU Boulder School of Education are sharing a video message aimed at encouraging the nation’s scholars to explore and interrogate research and pedagogy in support of understanding anti-Blackness and its impact on scholarship.

Meet our faculty

Meet our new School of Education faculty

Sept. 2, 2020

At the CU Boulder School of Education, we are excited to welcome and announce new faculty members who immensely enhance our community of educators and learners. Find out about their scholarly interests as well as their passion projects from making groovy playlists to maintaining a list of fiction with Black female leads and more.

New $20 million center to bring AI into the classroom

New $20 million center to bring AI into the classroom

Aug. 26, 2020

Can computers work side-by-side with groups of students to support their engagement in meaningful learning experiences designed by their teachers? That’s the vision of a new research collaboration led by CU Boulder. “Students need to understand how AI functions in the world now, including its potential role in building a ‘surveillance economy,’ and how it can help communities design together for a more just future,” said co-PI and School of Education Professor Bill Penuel.

Teacher leadership

New online Master's in teacher leadership aims to address rural teacher shortages

June 18, 2020

CU Boulder’s School of Education will soon launch a new online master’s degree program designed to address teacher shortages by supporting teachers to stay in the classroom. Developed with input from partner educators in rural Northeast Colorado, the program promises to support teachers who are looking for an affordable and accessible pathway to develop new skills and competencies.

Student working online

Coronavirus lays bare inequities in K-12 education

May 18, 2020

Imagine doing your high school math or history homework while also being the full-time caregiver for your younger sibling. It’s a challenge that teenagers across the country are facing as schools have switched to online classes, said CU Boulder education researcher Michelle Renée Valladares.

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CU Engage announces center's new leadership team

May 4, 2020

A newly configured leadership team for CU Engage: the Center for Community-Based Learning and Research is uniquely positioned to continue and expand the University of Colorado Boulder’s legacy of collaboration with community organizations and advancing social change. Roudy Hildreth, Siomara Valladares, and Enrique Lopez take the helm.

Rubén Donato

Rubén Donato elected to the National Academy of Education

March 4, 2020

Rubén Donato has been elected to join the National Academy of Education (NAEd), which advances high quality education research and its use in policy and practice, the Academy announced this year. As an educational historian, Donato studies the historical dimensions of educational equality and has delved into the educational history of Latino education in the United States.

Best Should Teach Awards Ceremony

Who is your most inspiring CU Boulder educator? A campus-wide call for 2020 Best Should Teach nominations

Feb. 28, 2020

Who are your most inspiring educators at CU Boulder? Each fall, the Best Should Teach Awards honor University of Colorado Boulder faculty, graduate teachers, and K-12 teachers at the CU Boulder Best Should Teach Ceremony. Student nominations for their most inspiring educators are due by the extended deadline of May 1.

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.