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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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COVID-19: Coming together with resources and support for our education community

April 22, 2020

From self-care webinars and remote teaching lesson plans for teachers to makerspace-produced masks, our education community is coming together to support and uplift one another during these challenging times. Follow this ever-evolving web page featuring just some of the resources and stories of inspiration from and for our education community.

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Learning Assistants take compassionate leadership online during difficult times

April 13, 2020

When universities nationwide announced that their classes were going remote as a result of the COVID-19 crisis, the Learning Assistant Program began to receive emails from all over the world requesting help. Online panels of learning assistants will answer questions about how students are experiencing remote instruction and how they can help.

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Partnerships in Lafayette provide expansive, intergenerational, interdisciplinary learning after school

April 13, 2020

After the school day in Lafayette, kids play, learn and create alongside pre-service and in-service teachers, imagining bright future worlds and engaging in storytelling with multimodal resources. These after-school programs represent just two of many place-based partnerships happening between the CU Boulder School of Education and the community of Lafayette in East Boulder County.

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2019: A Year in Review

Dec. 18, 2019

As the year comes to an end, we like to look back on some of the CU Boulder School of Education's notable accomplishments and milestones. As we look ahead to future initiatives, we hope to keep steadfast in our dedication to democracy, diversity, equity and justice. Here are some of our top highlights from 2019.

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New book features authentic, intersectional approach to diversity and inclusion in higher education

Oct. 25, 2019

When friends and colleagues Johanna Maes and Elena Sandoval-Lucero could not find an intersectional teaching tool to aid in grappling with often painful situations that affect marginalized people in higher education, they launched a book project to fill the gap. There are two opportunities to learn more about, “Case Studies in Equity, Diversity & Inclusion in Higher Education: An Intersectional Perspective."

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Literacy and Media Lab helps kids use digital tools to make old stories new again

Oct. 14, 2019

How can you make an old fable such as the "Ant and the Grasshopper," Aesop’s classic tale about the value of hard work, come alive? For one student at Lafayette Elementary School, the answer was simple: Just add sound. The student participated in an after-school program and partnership called the Literacy and Media Lab, between the School of Education and Boulder Valley School District.

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Full-day pre-K beats half-day, first-of-its-kind study shows

Oct. 11, 2019

In a first-of-its-kind study, researchers working in a school district near Denver have examined the impacts of enrolling children in full- versus half-day preschool programs. The research team, led by Assistant Professor Allison Atteberry, found that the extra school hours improved how children performed in assessments of vocabulary, literacy, math and more.

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New online tool provides searchable national database on school performance, demographics, patterns more

Sept. 23, 2019

For the first time ever, a new online resource will give journalists, educators, parents and policymakers the chance to search through data on the academic performance, district-level racial and socioeconomic composition, segregation patterns and other educational conditions of schools nationwide. Assistant Professor Benjamin Shear helped to develop the statistical methods underlying the new resource.

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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.

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