Faculty Researchers

March 19th, 2021

Schools spend millions on professional learning. How do we know it’s working?

A new study of math teacher professional development urges caution around defining effectiveness.

Posted in Research
December 16th, 2020
A new study of Los Angeles teachers shows that access to learning remains a major issue nine months into the COVID-19 pandemic.

Teacher survey: Learning issues linger as pandemic drags on

A survey of Los Angeles teachers shows that many of the pandemic’s ongoing issues remain underaddressed

Posted in Research
November 24th, 2020
A survey of college presidents finds concern about public trust in admissions.

Survey on college admissions finds leaders have mixed reactions

Many college presidents haven’t taken much action in response to high-profile college admissions incidents.

Posted in Research
October 21st, 2020
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Survey: Low-income families strained by distance learning

Multi-generational efforts are helping overcome a lack of technological proficiency

Posted in Research
August 19th, 2020
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Brain study suggests how students learn from mistakes

An fMRI-based study of error-monitoring suggests how students might better learn from mistakes

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August 11th, 2020
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Why Muslim college students need more institutional support

A new book examines the legal and cultural issues Muslim students face

Posted in Research
July 28th, 2020

Long-term study shows strengths, flaws of college-prep approach

Class rigor and college bureaucracies are common obstacles

Posted in Research
July 7th, 2020
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How colleges can face the digital equity gap

Many students are at a technological disadvantage in a pandemic

Posted in Research
April 15th, 2020
Evaluating not competing claims but the evidence behind those claims is one way we can navigate the mountain of information that besieges us on a daily basis. (Illustration/iStock)

What COVID-19 response tells us about climate change

New research from USC Rossier aims to combat rampant misinformation about science

Posted in Research
February 7th, 2020
LAUSD teachers went on strike in January 2019
One year after Los Angeles teachers went on strike, momentum hasn't carried over to the voter turnout required to pass new levies for school funding. (Photo/

Poll: Voters, skeptical of school quality, support more funding

Annual PACE/USC Rossier poll finds voters also skeptical of college admissions fairness

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