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Opening Worlds

Oct. 13, 2022

It's the start of the school year and the anticipation has gripped new high school English language arts teacher Cassidy Ktsanes. “I’m really excited,” she said. “I just get nervous that I’m not going to be a good teacher, but I know that I have a huge community to fall...

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Finding Her Voice

Oct. 12, 2022

When 11-year-old Luz Elena Sanchez arrived in Yuma, Colorado, with her family from Mexico, she found herself lost among her English-speaking classmates. She had difficulty understanding her homework, and she got into trouble for speaking Spanish in school. But one teacher, Sanchez’ sixth grade homeroom teacher Brady Nighswonger, made a...

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Oct. 11, 2022

PhD student Robyn Tomiko giving her Ed Talk, "Lifting the Veil: The Truth About Teaching." Link to: Together again: Events take on new forms, enhanced meaning of togetherness Love and appreciation filled CU Boulder’s ornate Macky Auditorium when the School of Education hosted its first in-person graduation since 2019,...

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Welcome to Voices, volume 5

Oct. 11, 2022

Dean’s welcome As a child, I loved all libraries—our neighborhood public library where I would bring home stacks of books and my elementary school library where the librarian recommended books to each of us. In third grade, I was drawn to the “blue” biographies about famous people, and I particularly...