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May 7th, 2021
Educators talk about complex issues at a table in a school, highlighting the need for professional development for teachers

Professional Development for Teachers During the Pandemic

Teachers’ responsibilities have evolved during the COVID-19 pandemic. Here are three ways schools can support them.

May 4th, 2021
The Los Angeles Skyline represents The Education (Re)Open's efforts to help the nation's second largest school district.

Crowdsourcing Innovative Solutions to Improve Schools via The Education (Re)Open

Faculty Essay: USC Center EDGE Director Alan Arkatov describes how communities can participate in rebuilding their schools after the pandemic.

April 29th, 2021
A close up of a hand filling out a scantron, highlighting the debate over standardized tests in a pandemic years

Should Students Have to Take Standardized Tests in a Pandemic Year?

Arguments for and against gauging student progress after a chaotic school year.

April 27th, 2021
Superintendent Roxane Fuentes talks with other superintendents at a USC Rossier DSAG event. Superintendents are deciding how to spend American Rescue Plan education funds

How Are Superintendents Spending American Rescue Plan Funds?

California State Superintendent Tony Thurmond, school superintendents and education researchers discuss the best uses of federal stimulus funds to help their districts recover from the impacts of COVID-19.

April 22nd, 2021
The official portrait of US Secretary of State Miguel Cardona who will be interviewed live by USC Rossier Dean Pedro Noguera

Five Takeaways From Dean Noguera’s Interview With US Education Secretary Miguel Cardona

The conversation highlighted some of Cardona’s priorities as the nation’s top educational leader.

April 19th, 2021
High school students wearing goggles perform a science experiment in class, demonstrating some of the engineering habits of mind

Incorporating the Six Engineering Habits of Mind in the Classroom

Explore the six engineering habits of mind, and how they can be effectively used to engage students.

April 16th, 2021
A young female student writes at her desk as schools and lawmakers debate mandating an ethnic studies course in K-12 schools

Ethnic Studies Should Be Mandated in K-12 Schools

Faculty Essay: Ethnic Studies curriculum has been approved for K-12 schools in California. Associate Professor of Clinical Education, Emmy J. Min says it should now become a requirement.

April 13th, 2021
A student engages in a virtual classroom her desk, watching a laptop screen while working in a notebook

Resources for the Virtual Classroom

The pandemic has led many teachers to incorporate technology into their virtual classrooms. Fortunately, there’s no shortage of digital resources available.

April 9th, 2021
A young female student holds a tablet in class, as teachers try to reduce the spread of misinformation among students

Four Ways Schools Can Educate Students About Misinformation

For schools that want to prepare students to navigate the deluge of information online and elsewhere, here are four recommendations.

April 5th, 2021
The book cover of A Search for Common Ground by Pedro Noguera and Rick Hess, who appeared in a C-SPAN interview

Pedro Noguera and Rick Hess Featured in C-SPAN Interview

In an hour-long interview on C-SPAN’s Q&A series, USC Rossier Dean Pedro Noguera joined Rick Hess of the American Enterprise Institute to debate education policy, and discuss their new book.