Kalonji Nzinga

Poetic justice

Kalonji Nzinga’s work explores hip-hop's role in youth learning, activism For Kalonji Nzinga, listening to youth share their experiences with hip-hop is music to his ears. When legendary hip-hop artist Tupac Shakur sings, “I wonder if heaven has a ghetto,” Nzinga wonders how the powerful prose helps young listeners learn...

Children's Book Festival

Join the School of Education and Boulder Book Store for the 2020 Children’s Book Festival

Nov. 3, 2020

The School of Education and the Boulder Book Store are teaming up to host the virtual Children’s Book Festival on Monday, Nov. 9 from 11 a.m. to noon. The event will feature an interactive panel with nationally known authors, and it invites teachers, K-12 classes, families, librarians — all who love children’s books.

Alumni awards

Kris Gutiérrez and Rubén Donato celebrated at CU Boulder's 2020 Alumni Awards

Oct. 27, 2020

As one of CU Boulder’s longest standing traditions, the 91st annual Alumni Awards Ceremony took on a different virtual format but familiar celebratory character on Oct. 22 to honor just six CU Boulder alumni and leaders, including School of Education alumna Kris D. Gutiérrez and Professor Rubén Donato. Watch their videos.

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.