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Crown gift to establish unique wellness research institute at CU Boulder

April 30, 2019

CU Boulder is establishing a new research institute committed to building a world in which health and wellness are valued, promoted and protected for all children and youth. The five founding faculty members of the Renée Crown Wellness Institute, established by philanthropist Patricia Crown, include: Professors Sona Dimidjian, Erik Willcutt and Yuko Munakata from arts and sciences, and Professor Ben Kirshner and Dean Kathy Schultz from education.

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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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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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Bill Penuel elected to the National Academy of Education

Feb. 12, 2019

Bill Penuel has been elected to the National Academy of Education (NAEd), which advances high quality education research and its use in policy and practice. Penuel, a pioneer in the development of research-practice partnerships, joins several CU Boulder scholars who have been elected to the Academy and just 15 newly elected national members.

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Three CU Boulder education scholars land spots on national “public influence” scholars list

Jan. 15, 2019

Three University of Colorado Boulder education faculty were recognized in the “Edu-Scholar Public Influence Rankings” as being among the nation’s top 200 researchers whose scholarship bridges academic and public audiences.

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Latest Ed Talks videos and stories explore new paradigms for diversity, inclusion

Nov. 30, 2018

At the fall series of Ed Talks, we learn about ways to challenge assumptions and create new paradigms around diversity and inclusion in education and beyond. Inspired by TED Talks, Ed Talks explore "hot topics" in education through short, engaging presentations led by education faculty and collaborators. Missed the latest Ed Talks? Check out the updated video gallery.

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New grant expands partnership efforts to recruit, retain teachers in Northeast Colorado

Nov. 5, 2018

A collaboration between the University of Colorado Boulder School of Education and Northeast Colorado Board of Cooperative Educational Services has received a new grant from the Colorado Department of Higher Education that bolsters collaborative efforts to create a more sustainable teacher force in Northeast Colorado.

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American Physical Society honors scientists, educators & the Learning Assistant Program for excellence in science education

Oct. 23, 2018

The American Physical Society, a "leading voice in physics,” will honor CU Boulder scientists and educators as part of its spring 2019 awards. The Excellence in Physics Education Award will recognize an interdisciplinary CU Boulder team for their work with the Colorado Learning Assistant Program and the Learning Assistance Alliance, an international initiative based in the School of Education. Congrats to Valerie Otero, Laurie Langdon, and team.

Susan Jurow

Susan Jurow earns the Provost’s Faculty Achievement Award

Oct. 22, 2018

Susan Jurow, associate professor of learning sciences and human development, was recently honored with the Provost’s Faculty Achievement Award for her contributions to learning in the food movement and her work focused on the organization of learning, participation, knowledge production, and social practices.

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From engaging with Spanish-speaking families to youth as agents for change, join us for Ed Talks on Nov. 7

Oct. 16, 2018

Join us for Ed Talks, a series of short, engaging talks led by CU Boulder School of Education change-makers and collaborators, on Nov. 7 at 7p.m. at the Dairy Center Arts Center in Boulder. Inspired by TED Talks, our fall Ed Talks will explore the collective power of students of color and more!

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