National report finds school leaders value, widely use educational research

May 11, 2016

A new, sweeping national study of educational research use among school and district leaders finds generally positive attitudes toward the value of research and frequent use of research for decision-making. The report was published by the National Center for Research in Policy and Practice (NCRPP), which is funded by Institute of Education Sciences at the U.S. Department of Education and housed at the University of Colorado Boulder School of Education.Read more »
Navajo women being interviewed for radio broadcast

Radio broadcast of Navajo women's views on energy now online

May 3, 2016

Beth Osnes, CU Boulder associate professor of theatre and dance, has created a radio documentary about energy with the Navajo Nation that is being syndicated by Native Voice 1 around the country.Read more »
Group looking at seeds

$1 Million in Innovative Seed Grant Program awards announced

April 29, 2016

CU-Boulder’s Innovative Seed Grant program is awarding $1 million through 23 grants that take investigators in creative and sometimes high-risk, high-reward directions, like a new project exploring the relationship between climate change and political instability in the Middle East.Read more »
Angevine Middle School students in science workshop at CU Boulder

Lafayette middle schoolers get a taste of college life

April 28, 2016

Lafayette middle schoolers get a taste of college life through on-campus science programs, dance workshops, a museum tour and a rousing theatre production about the U.S. presidents.Read more »
Monarch High School students win award for their climate project

Monarch High School students win BoCo Youth Climate Challenge

April 27, 2016

Local high school students recently won the BoCo Youth Climate Challenge for a project that aims to help local businesses use clean energy. CU Boulder sponsored the challenge to engage Boulder County youth in reducing greenhouse gas emissions.Read more »
CU Boulder student Kathryn Flint, left, at the Children's Museum of Denver

Building parenting skills block by block

April 22, 2016

A partnership between the Children’s Museum of Denver and Yuko Munakata, a CU Boulder psychology and neuroscience professor, helps educate the public about child development through interactive science activities.Read more »
Senior museum educator Jim Hakala, left, and anthropology curator Steve Lekson prepare a fossil kit to be delivered to a Colorado classroom. 

Fossil kits bring CU-Boulder museum to classrooms across Colorado

April 21, 2016

Jim Hakala is hitting the road Friday with bins of captivating remnants of the ancient past. Among other things, he’s got fossilized fern, leaves, shark teeth, dinosaur bone, fish, petrified wood and a trilobite. This time, he’s targeting fourth grade classrooms in mostly northeastern Colorado with 12 of his “fossil kits,” courtesy of the CU Museum of Natural History, along with a standards-based curriculum for use by teachers.Read more »
Carissa Marsh and Luke DeGregori

Science education, a love story: CU-Boulder couple bond over their passion for teaching

March 11, 2016

Luke DeGregori and Carissa Marsh are almost as passionate about science education as they are about each other. Before the couple marries this July, they’re focused on their final semester at the University of Colorado Boulder and time well spent student teaching.Read more »
 Brain awareness class paper and crayons

Mind matters: Learning about the brain

March 9, 2016

INC Classroom Outreach sends teams of CU-Boulder students into local schools to teach kids about the brain. They provide lessons on sleep, nutrition for the brain, emotions, head injury and general brain structure. The program is an extension of a large-scale effort to increase public awareness of brain research.Read more »

CU-Boulder panel to address parents’ rights and public education

Jan. 20, 2016

A panel discussion examining parental choice in public education will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the Canyon Theater at the Boulder Public Library, 1001 Arapahoe Ave. It is free and open to the public.Read more »