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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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Miramontes Doctoral Scholars honor and extend a legacy

With three university brochures in hand, then-16-year-old Adriana Alvarez went to her high school guidance counselor's office eager to discuss options for college. To her dismay, the counselor suggested she explore options for vocational school instead of applying to college. Alvarez, a teacher for 11 years, a doctoral alumna and...

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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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A Queer Endeavor's first, statewide LGBTQ-inclusive institute led to “extraordinary” experience for educators

Sept. 4, 2018

With poetry, self-reflection, dialogue and community-building, more than 130 educators from 15 school districts gathered at Boulder’s Casey Middle School for the state’s first LGBTQ-Inclusive Educational Practices Institute over the summer.

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Student keynote: Finding and growing your village of supports

May 25, 2018

Tyler LeCroy found his passion for math and science education first at a community college and then through the Secondary Science Teacher Licensure program with the School of Education's CU Teach program. Read LeCroy's keynote speech to learn more about his journey here.

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Meet Mónica González Ybarra, 2018 Outstanding Doctoral Graduate

May 8, 2018

To her dismay, Mónica González Ybarra faced resistance and questioning about her readiness for college when she was a high school student. Now, González Ybarra incorporates her experiences and Latinx youth voices into her community work and research.

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Meet Brenda Ortiz Torres, 2018 Outstanding Elementary Education Graduate

May 5, 2018

Brenda Ortiz Torres has always wanted to change the world, and in finding her path to becoming a teacher, she believes she and her students can truly "be the change." Working with students is the reasons she is so hopeful for the future.

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Meet Tyler LeCroy, 2018 Outstanding CU Teach Graduate

May 3, 2018

Known for his thoughtful insights and engaging lessons, Tyler LeCroy found his love for math and science when he started community college and then transferred to CU Boulder, soon driving a passion for education.

Alita Smith

Meet Alita Smith, 2018 Outstanding Secondary Humanities Graduate

May 3, 2018

With steady dedication to her studies and to her 6-year-old son, Alita Smith shows strength in every endeavor of hers. After two decades in the hospitality industry, Smith took the leap to pursue her lifelong dream of being an educator.

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