Children's book Festival 2023

5th annual Children’s Book Festival addresses censorship and more

Oct. 31, 2023

Over the past five years, the School of Education has held the Children’s Book Festival, featuring nationally renowned authors and illustrators who introduce their work on panels and then split into breakout groups to give K-8 students hands-on interaction opportunities. As authors visit schools across Colorado, the festival fosters excitement for reading and offers first-hand experience with writers.

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New documentary about LGBTQ+ students’ experiences to make campus debut on Oct. 23

Oct. 13, 2023

On Monday, Oct. 23, the Center for Student Involvement and A Queer Endeavor are co-hosting the on-campus screening and discussion about the path-breaking documentary, Reclaiming the Narrative: A Documentary About LGBTQ+ Students, as part of LGBTQ+ History Month. The film was locally produced by A Queer Endeavor, a nationally renowned center in the School of Education, in partnership with Denver Public Schools.

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Ed Talks videos about the fight for civil rights and education now available

May 19, 2023

In April, the CU Boulder School of Education hosted Ed Talks about the personal legacies of changemakers and the ongoing fight for civil rights in education. Inspired by TED Talks, these short, engaging talks are now available online.

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Best Should Teach Ceremony on May 1 to honor outstanding educators

April 21, 2023

The CU Boulder 2023 Best Should Teach Lecture and Awards Ceremony will celebrate excellence in education by recognizing outstanding CU Boulder faculty members, K-12 teachers and graduate student instructors with Best Should Teach Awards on May 1 at 6 p.m. Free and open to the public, the ceremony will feature award-winning author Alyssa Hadley Dunn, who will deliver the keynote talk, “Teaching on Days After: Educating for Equity in the Wake of Injustice” to address teaching after tragic or traumatic events.

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CU Boulder's Ed Talks to focus on the fight for civil rights on April 18

April 5, 2023

Join the CU Boulder School of Education on Tuesday, April 18 for Ed Talks, a series of short talks that address some of today's most pressing issues in education and beyond. Inspired by TED Talks, spring 2023 Ed Talks will focus on the personal legacies of changemakers and the ongoing fight for civil rights.

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Join alumna, activist Christine Ahn for screening of her documentary about Korea's DMZ peacemakers

Feb. 23, 2023

On March 15, Christine Ahn, an INVST Community Studies alumna and Nobel Peace Prize Social Activist Awardee, will lead a discussion following the public screening of the "Crossings" documentary about 30 women peacemakers and activists who crossed the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) between North and South Korea calling for an end to a 70-year war that has divided Korea and its people.

Enihs Medrano and JD Mangat

CU Engage inspires civic engagement and local legacies

July 12, 2022

20-year-old Enihs Medrano never envisioned herself serving in local government until a program for young people opened her eyes to the power of civic engagement. As a high schooler in Lafayette, Medrano connected with JD Mangat, a fellow Lafayette resident who became Medrano’s coach and mentor in Public Achievement, a youth-led civic engagement program within CU Engage.

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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.

Public Achievement ethnic studies course

Public Achievement student leaders create Boulder Valley's first ethnic studies course

May 24, 2022

With help from CU Boulder’s Public Achievement (PA) program students and staff and support from Boulder Valley School District administrators, several high school juniors' dream of creating an ethnic studies course at Lafayette’s Centaurus High School is becoming a reality. PA leaders developed curriculum for the first-of-its-kind social studies elective class exploring culture, identity, race and ethnicity, and they hope it will be offered districtwide in 2023.

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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.