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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.


5 Dimensions of community-engaged research

Many challenges that communities face are ones for which community members have the desire, knowledge and vision to address. What they often do not have, particularly in historically marginalized communities, are the resources—economic, institutional, educational—that could enable them to actualize those visions. Collaborations with institutions such as universities and nonprofits...

Astrid Molly

Unnatural Disasters, Displacement, and the Second-Class Citizens

As news of Hurricane Maria reached the mainland, doctoral students Astrid Sambolín Morales and Molly Hamm-Rodríguez were in Colorado, but their hearts were with Puerto Rico. Sambolín Morales, a Puerto Rican, and Hamm-Rodríguez, who has lived and worked in the Caribbean, were focused on the well-being of family, friends and...

Arturo and Jose

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.

STEM literacy showcase

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.


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.