Mariajose Baca, Serene Ferjani and other Colorado high school students climbing on the CU Boulder challenge course. (Credit: Glenn Asakawa, CU Boulder)

Helping high school students bridge to college

July 2, 2021

High school graduates from underserved communities who are heading to CU Boulder in the fall traveled from around Colorado to campus recently to participate in summer bridge programs, which provide academic classes and community-building activities.

Bethy Leonardi speaks to attendees at the first-ever Educator Institute for Equity and Justice in 2018

A Queer Endeavor comes of age in Colorado

June 25, 2021

Just before Denver's Pride weekend, the team behind an innovative effort to make classrooms safer for LGBTQ youth discusses how schools shape what people think is normal.

Devon Glover, The Sonnet Man, performing at Gracey Elementary School in Merced, CA

A new spin on Shakespeare: CSF virtual workshop series reaches GenZ through hip-hop

June 24, 2021

The Colorado Shakespeare Festival is offering a virtual workshop for kids 12–18 years old is hosting unexpected professionals, including a brilliant rap artist who will teach attendees how to blend classical sonnets with contemporary hip-hop beats.

Colorado Mesa University's Confluence Hall

Families flock to CU-Colorado Mesa University partnership program

June 4, 2021

The partnership between CU Boulder and CMU is a unique opportunity for students to earn a CU Boulder engineering degree while studying in Grand Junction. The program has seen siblings and even twins, and of course is open to individuals as well.

Students stick their heads out of car sunroofs as part of a car parade.

Amid a pandemic, educators reimagine the future of K-12 schools

May 20, 2021

Education researchers are increasingly seeing the COVID-19 pandemic as an opportunity to rethink how we teach kids in the United States, making school curricula more relevant to the lives of young people.

Stephanie Toliver in a comic book store reading an issue of "Ironheart"

Dreaming of new worlds: Stephanie Toliver celebrates Black women in science fiction and fantasy

May 6, 2021

Stephanie Toliver was in college the first time she read a science fiction and fantasy novel featuring a Black woman as a protagonist. Today, she's working to make sure that the next generation of Black girls don't face the same obstacles.

Mark Hernandez in Denver Public Schools classrooms

Confronting COVID-19 with AAU research, like better air filtration in schools

April 29, 2021

CU Boulder is collaborating with the Association of American Universities and others on a series raising awareness about the role of public research universities in times of significant global challenges. In CU Boulder's clip, an environmental engineering team is working with schools to improve air filtration.

Photo of community gathering at Oakland International High School

Examining the call for community schools

April 28, 2021

CU Boulder doctoral student Julia Daniel studies community schools, a promising model of education that broadens access to learning opportunities and strengthens communities.

A Zoom class set up by CU Boulder dance graduate students

Dance grad students keep kids moving with virtual classes

April 9, 2021

When local students began learning remotely because of COVID-19, graduate students in the Department of Theatre & Dance partnered with Boulder Valley School District to help keep kids with a range of learning needs moving and engaged.

CU student teachers and their mentor teachers

Student teachers and mentor teachers support one another with joy, creativity in the classroom

March 9, 2021

In these unusual times, the School of Education is grateful for school partners, who are helping CU Boulder student teachers navigate challenging times. We asked student teachers and their mentor teachers what their partnership has meant to them.