Ben kirshner

Ben Kirshner receives the University of Colorado's Chase Faculty Community Service Award

June 1, 2017

As an advocate for young people in classrooms and communities, Ben Kirshner, associate professor of education at the University of Colorado Boulder School of Education, has received the 2016-17 Chase Faculty Community Service Award . The Chase Faculty Community Service Award is presented annually to a University of Colorado system-wide...


Pathways2Teaching students delve into social action research

May 19, 2017

José Alcalá Martínez is studying high school dropout rates, a subject that is near to his heart. Two of his close friends left school as juniors to start working full-time and his mother didn’t finish high school. At one point, he considered leaving school as well, but instead he is...

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Rep. Polis visits local elementary as part of Families and Educators Together project

May 12, 2017

Invited by students and parents on a Families and Educators Together team, Congressman Jared Polis visited University Hill Elementary recently offering a Q&A session and words of encouragement for students. In January, the 3rd-5th grade University Hill classes created bookmarks focused on their concerns about current news and policies coming...

Outreach & Engagement Staff Excellence Award honors Pilar Prostko

March 24, 2017

Pilar Prostko, program coordinator and facilitator for the CU Dialogues program part of CU Engage , has been selected as the recipient of the 2017 Anne K. Heinz Staff Award for Excellence in Outreach and Engagement. The award, presented by the Office for Outreach and Engagement at the annual Outreach...


Seven projects granted 2016-17 CU Boulder outreach awards

Sept. 19, 2016

From college readiness to climate education, seven projects and School of Education researchers have been awarded 2016-17 Outreach and Engagement Awards. Border Crossing: Renewing El Pueblo In/Out of School Associate Professor Susan Jurow and Research Associate Sarah Hug, ATLAS Read more Climate Education and Resiliency for Denver Public Schools Senior...

CU Engage: Center for Community-Based Learning and Research launches

Feb. 4, 2015

Housed in the CU-Boulder School of Education, the new CU Engage: Center for Community-Based Learning and Research offers a campuswide resource for initiatives that work in partnership with local communities to address complex public challenges through research and coursework. Led by Faculty Director Ben Kirshner and Associate Directors Roudy Hildreth...