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August 8th, 2019
MAT student Erika Mejia (right) helps guide students through computer work during the USC Discovery Project, a summer initiative for gifted middle school students. (Photo/Brian Morri)
MAT student Erika Mejia (right) helps guide students through computer work during the USC Discovery Project, a summer initiative for gifted middle school students. (Photo/Brian Morri)

For gifted students, USC initiative fosters summer learning

A pilot program serves up an interdisciplinary smorgasbord

Posted in Rossier News
August 2nd, 2019
Lauren Casella EdD '18
Lauren Casella EdD '18, an assistant clinical professor at Loyola Marymount University, speaks at the 2019 USC Rossier Leadership Conference about pathways to teaching in higher education. (Photo/Joshua J. Krause)

How to be a superintendent: Be ready for everything

At annual leadership conference, pros give advice on running districts

Posted in Rossier News
July 2nd, 2019
Chancellor Richard Carranza
New York City Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza leads the nation’s largest school system, with 1.1 million students. (Photo/Rebecca Aranda)

NYC schools chancellor lays out path for equity

At a USC Rossier event, Richard Carranza gave students and alumni leadership advice

Posted in Rossier News
June 12th, 2019
The first graduating class of East College Prep, Ednovate with USC Rossier earned both a 100 percent graduation and college acceptance rate. (Photo/Margaret Molloy)

Inaugural class of second USC-backed high school meets goals

For the first-ever graduates of East College Prep, college becomes reality

May 10th, 2019

Improving mental wellness as a step toward equity

USC Rossier grad Alana Brooks is creating space for self-discovery

Posted in People
May 9th, 2019

Advancing Equity

Faculty and students discuss the questions of equity that drive their work

May 9th, 2019

Making an Impact

Alumna Yvonne Thevenot combines her computer science degree and Master of Arts in Teaching to run a non-profit STEM program she founded in New York

May 3rd, 2019
“In the classroom, I’m not as dramatic as Robin Williams in Dead Poet’s Society, but I try to let loose in front of my students instead of being some stoic rules-keeper,” said Steven Spencer MAT ’18, a high-school English teacher in Fresno. “I want them to know that we’re here to learn, but learning can be fun.” (Photo/Ross Brenneman)

College football star finds calling as teacher and role model

Steven Spencer MAT ’18 is a teacher, mentor, athlete and father

Posted in People
March 29th, 2019
William G. Tierney
Professor William G. Tierney delivers the 41st Pullias Lecture. In a speech that drew on family history and observations from his time in academe, Tierney argued higher education must be better about fighting for democracy. (Photo/Rebecca Aranda)

Higher education must be a better steward of democracy, scholar argues

William G. Tierney says higher education is having an identity crisis

Posted in People
March 6th, 2019
Associate Professor Patricia Burch, a co-director of USC Rossier's Center on Education Policy, Equity and Governance, speaks with other attendees at a local convening around education policy. Burch also led a discussion on equity challenges facing L.A. (Photo/Ross Brenneman)

With new ears in capitol, scholars push K–12 improvements

Researchers hope new California leaders and legislature will heed advice on school equity