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June 15th, 2021
Students walk across a university campus. More universities are trying to address the challenges of adjunct faculty.

Part-Time Plight: How Institutions Can Address the Challenges of Adjunct Faculty

Part-time faculty in higher education often experience low pay and career instability. Here’s how institutions can better support them.

June 10th, 2021
A still image from the educational video game LoFi Hip Hop Worlds to Study In by Matthew Hamilton shows a serene sandy beach, palm trees and calm waters
A still image from "LoFi Hip Hop Worlds to Study In"

How Gaming and Hip-Hop Can Make Remote Learning More Accessible

Student essay: PhD student Matthew Hamilton on ‘LoFi Hip Hop Worlds to Study In,’ his video-game-meets-study-aid that helps students relax and focus, even when surrounded by the chaos of a pandemic.

June 9th, 2021
In an elementary school classroom with different kinds of instruction, a teacher helps a student on a laptop while other students collaborate and work independently

The Pandemic Forced Schools to Change; What Happens Now?

When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, schools had to rethink how they serve students and families. Now, as most plan to fully reopen, which changes will remain?

June 4th, 2021
Elias Vargas, School Director, poses for a photo in front of a blue backdrop

Five K-12 Leaders Who Are Impacting Education in California

These K-12 educational leaders (and USC Rossier alum) share a basic but essential trait: Dedication.

June 2nd, 2021
A high school student writes at his desk in a classroom, and is engaged in curriculum that follows K-12 content standards

30 Years After Standards Reform, Schools Aren’t Much Better

Faculty essay: Professor Morgan Polikoff on why content standards have failed to meaningfully improve student achievement, and how to fix them.

May 27th, 2021
A K-12 student, perhaps attending summer school, smiles as she sits in class listening to a group discussion

How to Re-Engage Students Through Summer School

After a disruptive year, summer school may be an opportunity for districts to rebuild their communities—if they can overcome the challenges.

May 25th, 2021
Community college-age students sit in a classroom, listening a lecture. The American Families Plan aims to make community college free

The American Families Act Can Transform Community College, but it Doesn’t Go Far Enough

Faculty Essay: Professor Tatiana Melguizo on President Biden’s free community college plan, and why it fails to fully support marginalized students.

May 21st, 2021
Part-time faculty members at USC Rossier smile for a photo during an event held over Zoom
A screenshot taken during the Part-Time Faculty Recognition and Networking Event

Equity for Part-Time Faculty

California has made it easier for some colleges to treat part-time faculty more equitably. Here’s how USC Rossier is recognizing their value.

May 19th, 2021
Young students collaborate to solve a problem, similar to how students work together in action civics programs

What Is Action Civics? Six Things Educators Should Know

Learn about the goals, benefits and critiques of a more engaged approach to civics education.

May 14th, 2021
A K-12 teacher helps a student problem-solve at their desk, illustrating principles that can reduce scientific illiteracy

How Educators Can Stem the Tide of Scientific Illiteracy

Faculty Essay: Professor of Education Gale Sinatra on how educators can promote critical thinking to help students navigate misinformation.