Elena Sandoval-Lucero and Johanna Maes

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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Anyone can look up school data with new online tool created

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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Educational Testing Service Researcher to present the Robert L. Linn Memorial Lecture Sept. 19

Sept. 12, 2019

Ou Lydia Liu, Senior Research Director at the Educational Testing Service (ETS), the world's largest private nonprofit educational testing and assessment organization, has been selected for the 2019 Robert L. Linn Memorial Lecture Award. Her lecture "Assessing Skills for a New Economy” is on Thursday, Sept. 19 at 3 p.m. in Old Main.

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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.

Wellness Institute Faculty

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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