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


Description:
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?

Guests:
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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