Environmental design students Marie Obermeier and Dean Behary

Colombian neighbors guide design project that leaves students tired but inspired

Dec. 13, 2019

Environmental design students returned from a hands-on planning studio last summer in Colombia with a broadened perspective of life in a marginalized community. Two students share their life-changing experience.

Students explore field sites

CU herbarium plants the seed for climate change research

Oct. 30, 2019

The herbarium, a treasure trove of more than 550,000 plant specimens, is leading a plant digitization project among 39 institutions and community outreach on Navajo land with implications in local climate research.

kids create book in the Literacy and Media Lab

Colorado kids use digital tools to make old stories new again

Oct. 11, 2019

A new partnership between CU Boulder and a local school district is helping kids to tell stories using digital tools—and they’re having fun re-imagining old fairy tales in the process.

The RV Polarstern in Arctic ice, viewed from a helicopter

Students, teachers: Drift along with an epic Arctic climate expedition

Oct. 3, 2019

K-12 students around the world can now be a part of one of the largest Arctic climate research expeditions ever conducted. The new Arctic education newsletter directs teachers to real-time updates from the RV Polarstern, expedition-related activities and engaging videos.

Child playing with an alphabet puzzle

Full-day pre-K beats half-day, first-of-its-kind study shows

Sept. 30, 2019

Doubling the time that kids spend in prekindergarten classes could have big benefits for their learning, a new study shows.

Students at computers

Anyone can look up school data with new online tool

Sept. 23, 2019

For the first time ever, a new online resource will give anyone the opportunity to search through data on the academic performance of school kids across the country.


Modern education: How trust and bullying are becoming two of K-12’s biggest challenges

Sept. 17, 2019

This week's episode of the Brainwaves podcast will take a look at a system most of us have been through, but which we don't know everything about: public K-12 education.

INVST students walk along the U.S.-Mexico border

Students get a ground-level view of immigration issues

Sept. 17, 2019

This year, 14 students visited El Paso, Texas, where they got a holistic education in immigration policy, meeting with everyone from migrants to border patrol agents.

Work being done at a Colombian village

Outreach Awards fund 34 community-based projects

Sept. 5, 2019

This year marks 20 years of funding programs that connect research, teaching and creative work with public needs in Colorado and beyond.

Child reads a book in the library

Turning trauma into learning in the classroom

Sept. 3, 2019

In a new book, education researcher Elizabeth Dutro lays out a road map for teachers to bring the difficult life experiences of their students into everyday classwork.