National Science Foundation Grant Awarded to CU Denver Cross-discipline Team to Train Denver Science Teachers: A NSF Robert Noyce Fellowship grant for $1.2 million was awarded to Associate Professor Doris Kimbrough, chemistry; Associate Professor Leo Bruederle and Assistant Professor Laurel Hartley both of integrative biology, Assistant Professor Bryan Wee, environmental science, and Assistant Professor Robert “Bud” Talbot, School of Education and Human Development. The grant provides support for talented science majors who commit to becoming K-12 science teachers in high needs school districts in and around Denver.
President Barack Obama Visits Campus to Talk College Affordability: Speaking to a crowd of nearly 4000 students, faculty and staff President Barack Obama unveiled plans to relieve the often crushing burden of student loan debt on up to 1.6 million people. His plan would reduce the maximum repayment of student loans from 15 percent of discretionary income each year to 10 percent. It would also consolidate payments into just one loan. The initiative, which Obama will enact using his executive authority, could go into effect next year. To read more about the President’s visit to CU Denver click here.
CU Denver Announces CU to CU Denver Admission Promise: A new program called the CC to CU Denver Admission Promise, allows newly enrolled community college students a guaranteed seamless transfer between a Colorado Community College and the University of Colorado Denver. The program provides joint admission at a Colorado Community College and the University of Colorado Denver as well as on-campus advising from the University of Colorado Denver and from the Colorado Community Colleges.
ProComp Evaluation on Denver Public Schools Completed by the University of Colorado Denver: School of Public Affairs faculty Dr. Robert Reichardt, The School of Education and Human Development Evaluation Center’s Dr. Diane Proctor, and Executive Director Bonnie Walters recently finished a major study of Denver Public School's ProComp teacher pay system. The study shows that ProComp was part of a successful improvement in DPS student achievement, and better attraction and retention of teachers.
Report Highlights Exemplary Denver Public Schools Serving English Language Learners: The Denver Public Schools and CU Denver Research Collaborative recently released the initial report on a case-studies of DPS schools that are successfully serving a high number of English Language Learners. Click here to read the report on best school practices.
Buechner Breakfast Featuring the Evaluation of Denver Public Schools ProComp Teacher Pay System: Join the School of the Public Affairs for the first Friday Buechner Breakfast on December 2nd from 7:30AM-9:00AM at 1380 Lawrence Street (2nd Floor Terrace) for a discussion on the results of a major study on whether DPS’s ProComp teacher pay system had an impact on student achievement and better attraction and retention of teachers. The Breakfast is FREE and open to the public, but please RSVP at BIG@ucdenver.edu.
The Lobato Case Study: The Future for Colorado Students: Join the School of Public Affairs for a Brown Bag presentation on December 5th from 11:45-12:45 at 1380 Lawrence (5th floor, Classroom 500) for a discussion on whether Colorado’s school finance system is unconstitutional. Speakers will include Lizeth Chacon, Denver Field Organizer and Lisa Weil the Director of Policy and Communications from Great Education Colorado. The event is free but please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.