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Highlights from 2022: The Year in Review

Dec. 30, 2022

As we move ahead to 2023, we are grateful for and proud of the accomplishments and milestones from the year 2022. Here are four highlights from the CU Boulder School of Education’s past year from taking a public stance on issues that matter to coming together as a community in our new building.

Wendy Glenn

As book bans rise, former teacher argues for letting kids read

Sept. 19, 2022

As book bans rise across the country, Wendy Glenn, a CU Boulder professor and former English teacher, argues that reading books––even ones that make adults uncomfortable––is critical for the education of young people.

Noreen Naseem Rodríguez

As schools become political battlegrounds, one educator sees room for hope

Sept. 19, 2022

States around the country are moving to limit how teachers can talk about issues like race and racism in the classroom. Noreen Naseem Rodríguez urges educators not to shrink away from having these “difficult conversations.”

New faculty at the CU Boulder School of Education

Meet our new School of Education faculty

Sept. 19, 2022

At the CU Boulder School of Education, we are excited to welcome and announce new faculty members who bring a variety of experiences and enhance our community of educators and learners. Meet them here, and please join us in welcoming them to our school and community.

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CU Boulder student voices, research help move state toward addressing financial barriers for new teachers

June 29, 2022

CU Boulder researchers have been working with state partners to understand and address the financial strain new teachers face when trying to enter the educator workforce and elevate teacher candidates’ voices. Their work paid off when Gov. Jared Polis signed first-of-its-kind legislation for Colorado that will support new teachers and create student-educator stipends.

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From 'Don’t Say Gay' to bathrooms and sports: How debates over LGBTQ+ rights impact kids

June 22, 2022

Elizabeth Meyer has spent her career working with teachers and students to study how school policies can help or harm LGBTQ+ youth. In this Q&A, she weighs in on the wave of legislation around the country targeting the rights of transgender and nonbinary kids.

Valerie Otero Ed Talk

Powerful, personal Ed Talks videos exploring political courage now available online

April 22, 2022

On April 14, the School of Education at CU Boulder hosted a virtual gathering of Ed Talks. Inspired by TED Talks, these short talks explored political courage during this time when so many aspects of public education and even one’s own identity, humanity, and dignity are under fire. Videos are now available.

Julie Best Should Teach

Who is your most inspiring CU Boulder educator? A call for Best Should Teach nominations by April 29

April 19, 2022

Who are your most inspiring educators at CU Boulder? The Best Should Teach Awards honor faculty, graduate teachers, and K-12 teachers at the annual CU Boulder Best Should Teach Ceremony. Student nominations are a key consideration of the selection process, and 2022 nominations are due Friday, April 29.


Your CU Boulder Guide to AERA 2022

April 18, 2022

We are looking forward this year's American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Meeting held this week. Use our guide to follow and support CU Boulder researchers and their work—this year, we have CU Boulder faculty, students and alumni featured in over 90 sessions!

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Powerful, personal Ed Talks to explore political courage on April 14

April 8, 2022

On April 14, the School of Education at CU Boulder will host a virtual gathering of Ed Talks. Inspired by TED Talks, these short talks will explore the theme of political courage, including book censorship, gender and sexual diversity in schools, institutional violence, and the personal and powerful battles for inclusive higher education and STEM opportunities.