A New Vision for Schools (and Why Now Is the Time)

A middle school teacher works with students in a classroom, representing A New Vision for Schools

Photo by Allison Shelley for American Education: Images of Teachers and Students in Action via Alliance for Excellent Education.

USC Rossier’s A New Vision for Schools (and Why Now Is the Time) is a series of stimulating web-hosted conversations focused on addressing inequities in education that have been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The abrupt switch to remote instruction caused by the pandemic has created potentially irreparable setbacks for the students who can least afford the disruption – low-income students of color, English learners, students with disabilities and others who have been historically underserved. The challenge facing K–12 policymakers and educators is: How can we transform this crisis into an opportunity for positive, lasting change?

A top initiative of USC Rossier Dean Pedro Noguera, A New Vision for Schools features innovators and leaders from education, technology, science and media. Participants engage in a dynamic exchange of ideas, and offer concrete solutions for improving schools and enhancing learning opportunities for students.

A New Vision for Schools Webinar Series:

The School Safety Net in the COVID Age

How might schools be organized to better support students’ mental and emotional well-being? Can access to social workers, counselors and other support services be expanded without significant increases in funding?

Pedro A. Noguera, Dean, USC Rossier School of Education (Host)
Elizabeth Green, CEO, Chalkbeat (Moderator)
Mary Helen Immordino-Yang, Professor, USC Rossier
José Muñoz, Director, Coalition for Community Schools
Bror Saxberg, Vice President, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative


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