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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.

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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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New grant expands partnership with Denver Public Schools and student leadership program

Oct. 12, 2018

Two national organizations have awarded a grant that will deepen and advance our partnership between Denver Public Schools, CU Boulder, CU Denver and Rowan University. Professor Ben Kirshner is one of the Principal Investigators on the project that received a $1.4 million grant from the Hewlett Foundation and Jobs for the Future to expand the Student Voice and Leadership Program.

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K-12 students who fled Hurricane Maria face storm of issues on the mainland

Sept. 18, 2018

Led by School of Education doctoral students Molly Hamm-Rodriguez and Astrid Sambolín Morales, a new report found that K-12 students who fled Puerto Rico for the mainland face waves of continued issues, including housing instability, language barriers and culture shock one year after Hurricane Maria decimated the island.

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Faculty Bookshelf

A quick look at what colleagues are saying about our faculty’s recent publications.

Jamy Stillman

Educating the Teachers of Tomorrow

Jamy Stillman began her career as a bilingual teacher for fourth and fifth grades in an agricultural community on California’s Central Coast. Those experiences planted the seeds of her growing enthusiasm for leading teacher education and working with teachers in their communities to ensure all children receive an excellent education.

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Powerful Partnerships

Growing a Movement for Research-Practice Partnerships By Bill Penuel , professor of learning sciences and human development Promoting equity and justice in education calls on scholars to adopt what professors emeriti Ernest House and Ken Howe called a “democratic practice” of educational research. That is, our approach informs public dialogue...

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Transforming Classrooms with Love

When Carolina Bañuelos was in fourth grade, she took second place in a citywide Colorado essay contest for her piece about being proud to be bilingual. “I remember writing that being bilingual gave me more opportunities to communicate with people,” she explained. Now a junior in high school, Bañuelos’ life...

Brittni Laura Hernandez

Take Root

Tackling the rural teacher shortage in Colorado and beyond As a new school year approaches, Brittni Laura Hernandez cannot wait to get into the classroom. Born and raised in Greeley in northeast Colorado, it has always been her end game to teach in her home community. “It’s where I grew...

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