1:04 pm
Tue February 18, 2014

CU on Diversity: we have more to learn

Apparently, we don't know it all when it comes to diversity.   The Fifth Annual Undergraduate Diversity Conference at the C.U. Boulder campus is Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014.   James F. Walker, Ph.D., Co-chair, Diversity & Student Services Committee, and the Program for Writing & Rhetoric, visited with First Take to explain how diversity is often in the eye of the beholder.

"I don't think anybody feels like we're 'there' (regarding diversity on campus)," said Dr. Walker.  "The question is how do you create a campus and a climate that is continually improving."

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12:01 pm
Tue February 18, 2014

Matchwits host Craig Eliot: kids are smarter

Carlos and Steve took a morning off from our usual Tuesday, 6:35 a.m. brain starter quiz questions by interviewing Craig Eliot, host of Colorado's statewide high school TV game show, "Matchwits" (Sundays, 6:30 p.m. on Rocky Mountain PBS).

"Their timing is unbelievable," notes Eliot.  Contestants have five seconds from the instant they fire the buzzer to answer the question or lose points.  "Yes,  they are intimidating.  The crew and I look at each other and wonder, what we were doing  when we were in school?!"

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2:40 pm
Tue January 28, 2014

Chalkbeat site more than a blog

From the controversy over testing, to the demands for accountability, Colorado is a "hot" location for education news.

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Hip Hop Education
2:43 pm
Tue November 19, 2013

Hip Hop Education in 31 tweets

The microblogging platform Twitter was the perfect venue for a short form tutorial on the concept of "hip hop education," or #HipHopEd.  

KUVO's Steve Chavis and Mona Lisa read 31 selected entries from a recent twitterchat, hosted by TTG Partners, a Washington D.C. communications consultancy that specializes in diversity issues in education. Search for #ttgpchat on November 14 for the chat.


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Schools Resegregating
1:54 pm
Tue November 12, 2013

US Schools Resegregating; New Responses Considered

America's schools are resegregating, but the old assumptions from 50 years ago don't apply any more. That's according to University of Wisconsin sociologist Jeremy Fiel. His study, "Decomposing School Desegregation," was just published in the American Sociological Review.  The story was also picked up in The Atlantic magazine.

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