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Editor’s note

There is a lot of buzz about education at DU these days, and not just in the ways you might expect. Sure, we’re in the business of educating college students in a traditional campus setting. But our learning environment also includes pre-K options, a school for gifted elementary and middle school students, non-traditional programs for adult learners, and continuing education for senior citizens.

The future of education is the theme of this year’s Bridges to the Future programming; DU is even producing a related series of television specials in partnership with Rocky Mountain PBS. The University recently broke ground for Ruffatto Hall, the new home for the Morgridge College of Education. Alumnus Jim Cox Kennedy has donated $10 million to establish the Kennedy Institute for Educational Success in the Morgridge College. The college’s Marsico Institute for Early Learning and Literacy is off and running, and the college recently partnered with Denver Public Schools to create a teacher residency program.

All of these developments are hallmarks of DU’s commitment to the public good, examples of how the University, as Chancellor Robert Coombe might say, leverages its intellectual capital against the great issues of the day. Undoubtedly, education is among the greatest of those challenges we’re tasked with as a society.

What role has education played in your life? Educators, what are the biggest challenges you face? Parents, what concerns do you have for the education of your children?

I encourage you to join the discussion.

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