In the Field

April 3rd, 2017

New gift to fund long-term study of college retention

Mary and Daniel James want to help researchers find out what helps first-generation college students persist

February 17th, 2017

At DSAG awards dinner, attention turns to women in school leadership

2017 DSAG Hall of Fame honoree Maria Ott emphasizes mentorship

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January 12th, 2017

L.A.’s teenage girls find representation at ‘Hidden Figures’ screening

Thousands of students packed the Galen Center for a star-studded showing of Hidden Figures

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November 1st, 2016

Positive school climates improve learning for students in low-income families, research review finds

But researchers find wide variances in how school climate is defined, which they say is an urgent problem

Posted in In the Field
September 13th, 2016
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Parents lack knowledge of how their children’s schools are funded, new poll finds

More than half of the people surveyed by the PACE/USC Rossier poll—and nearly half of those with school-age kids—say they are unaware of the state’s Local Control Funding Formula

Posted in In the Field
September 8th, 2016
Image credit: Margaret Molloy/USC Rossier

Voters are holding their local public schools in higher regard, new poll shows

The fifth annual PACE/USC Rossier Poll finds that voters’ perceptions of local public schools have reached the highest level of confidence since the poll began. Voters also expressed strong support and empathy for teachers.

Posted in In the Field
September 1st, 2016
English teacher Victor Gonzalez chats with students after class at the newly opened USC College Prep, Santa Ana Campus. (USC Photo/Margaret Molloy)

In Santa Ana, new USC high school aims high

Most of the students in the college prep school’s first freshman class come from the local community — and they’re feeling the faculty’s high expectations

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June 13th, 2016
USC Hybrid High Graduation

USC Hybrid High Graduates First-Ever Senior Class

All graduates were accepted into at least one college, and collectively earned more than $5 million in scholarships

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April 21st, 2016
D. J. Kast (front) with her students.

Alumna leads Next Gen STEM workshop

Promotes robotic inquiry for fourth and fifth graders

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February 4th, 2016
Constancio Paranal III

EdD candidate Paranal creates University of Hawai’i at Manoa mentorship program

Draws inspiration from his EdD coursework

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