Miramontes Scholar Celebration

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...

Kathy Schultz

Welcome to the inaugural edition of Voices

I am delighted to invite you to read the inaugural issue of Voices , the CU Boulder School of Education’s annual magazine. In our pages and online, we offer perspectives on current events in education as well as several spotlights on some of the many inspirational people in our field...

Judge Arguello

Words of Encouragement

It came after a particularly defeating moment in class—Christine Arguello revealed her secret dream to attend Harvard Law School. The class erupted in laughter, but teachers helped set the stage for the education alumna's many accomplishments to come, including becoming the first Latina to become a U.S. District Court Judge for Colorado.

faculty books

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.

School of Education students


Brief updates about what's new in the School of Education Welcoming back undergraduate majors to the School of Education In August 2017, the School of Education launched two new undergraduate majors, both strategically designed to offer important pathways for students interested in serving high-needs communities and working with youth. The...


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...

Participants of the Women Cross DMZ March

One Step at a Time

Christine Ahn, an INVST Community Studies alumna, is addressing international impasse with education, leadership and understanding. In 2009, she had a vivid dream that women will help end the Korean War. Later, she and fellow leaders were taking steps toward her dream by organizing a women’s peace walk across the demilitarized zone (DMZ) in Korea.

Tom Windham

Keeping the Dream Alive

How a musical ’60s activist became a champion of education. Tom Windham, a longtime supporter of the School of Education, shares his passion for pushing public education to a higher priority, and his advice for students. “I’ve learned to believe even when it’s dark that the sun’s going to rise, and when it does, that new horizon is going to offer incredible opportunities."

Paty at 3MT Competition

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...