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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.


5 Dimensions of community-engaged research

Many challenges that communities face are ones for which community members have the desire, knowledge and vision to address. What they often do not have, particularly in historically marginalized communities, are the resources—economic, institutional, educational—that could enable them to actualize those visions. Collaborations with institutions such as universities and nonprofits...


Dreaming of a New World

As a child, Enrique Lopez had a strong sense of scientific wonder, but his fascination with science education would come later. “I always enjoyed learning—like all kids do—but not so much school,”he said. “My interest in science was solidified when I failed my first chemistry class.” Lopez was a freshman...

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Meet our new School of Education faculty

Aug. 26, 2019

At the CU Boulder School of Education, we are excited to welcome five new faculty members who will immensely 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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Latest Ed Talks videos and stories explore trauma in schools, myths on bilingualism, and more

July 23, 2019

At the spring series of Ed Talks, we learned about topics such as how reality TV can provide insights for classroom practice and more. Inspired by TED Talks, Ed Talks explore "hot topics" in education through short, engaging presentations led by education faculty. Missed the latest Ed Talks? Check out the updated video gallery.

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Learning by design: STEM infographics help students, teachers cultivate scientific inquiry

April 23, 2019

Through the STEM Literacy through Infographics project, students often take on the role of a science journalist, and they are invited to embark on scientific research and author infographics about STEM — Science, Technology, Engineering and Math — topics that personally interest them.

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Ed Talks on May 2 to explore trauma, bilingualism, kindergarten, assessment and more

April 17, 2019

Join the CU Boulder School of Education on Thursday, May 2 at Boulder's Dairy Arts Center for the thought-provoking series, Ed Talks. Inspired by TED Talks, Ed Talks are not-to-be-missed short, engaging presentations exploring topics like What Reality TV Taught Me about Everyday Assessment, Trauma as Peril and Potential in Schools, and more.

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How to address distrust to create lasting change in education

March 27, 2019

Dean Kathy Schultz has an explanation for the tensions behind recent teacher strikes and throughout education: distrust. Schultz has authored a new book called Distrust and Educational Change that draws on her experiences and makes the case that distrust is rarely talked about head-on but still capable of stifling even well-meaning attempts at change.

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Your CU Boulder Guide to AERA 2019

March 19, 2019

We are looking forward to the American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Meeting from Friday, April 5 – Tuesday, April 9 in Toronto. Please use the following schedule to connect with and support colleagues at AERA. Also, don't forget to join alumni and friends for the AERA Colorado Reception on April 8 at 6 p.m. at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.

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New Reading for Social Justice Guide available for schools, teachers, parents

Feb. 19, 2019

Amidst a turbulent political climate and activist- and youth-led social movements, many educators have been wondering not only how to teach but also how to parent during challenging times. We have partnered with Teaching Tolerance to publish Reading for Social Justice, a guide for educators and families interested in starting intergeneration social justice reading groups.