Research Centers

Policy Forum for Candidates for State Superintendent of Public Instruction

The State Superintendent of Public Instruction guides policy for the largest state education system in the nation. In this forum, moderated by KPCC’s Adolfo Guzman-Lopez, candidates seeking election to the top education office in California will discuss their visions for education policy. 


  • Lily E. Ploski, former dean at Solano Community College 
  • Tony Thurmond, State Assemblymember 
  • Marshall Tuck, former president of Green Dot Public Schools

Event Schedule:

Check-in - 3:30 - 4:00 pm

Moderated forum - 4:00 - 5:00 pm  

Audience Q&A - 5:00 - 5:30 pm

Reception - 5:30 - 6:00 pm

The event will also be streamed live on the USC Rossier Facebook page:






RSVP requested.

Radisson Mid-City Hotel (RMH)

40th Pullias Lecture

Sarita E. Brown, President, Excelencia in Education will be our guest lecturer 

Town and Gown (TGF)

Tressie McMillan Cottom: Research in Equity Lecture Series

Please join Tressie McMillan Cottom on Research in Equity in an annual lecture series featuring scholars of color, presented by the Rossier School of Education's Research Office. Lectures in the series are free. 

Verna and Peter Dauterive Hall (VPD)

Research in Equity Lecture Series: Kalena Cortes

Kalena Cortes is an associate professor at the Bush School of Government and Public Service. Her research focuses on policies relating to curriculum reform, diversity in higher education, post-secondary returns to education and educational achievement of immigrant children in the United States.

All presentations take place at noon in Dauterive LL-101 on University Park Campus (unless otherwise noted). Lectures will also be streamed online through the USC Rossier Facebook page.

Verna and Peter Dauterive Hall (VPD)