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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 15th, 2019
Professor Zoë Corwin (center) celebrates Commencement with Marissiko Wheaton PhD '19 and Arely Acuña Avilez PhD '19
Professor Zoë Corwin (center) celebrates Commencement with Marissiko Wheaton PhD '19 and Arely Acuña Avilez PhD '19. (Photo/Brian Morri)

Tradition and modernity mix at centennial graduation

More than 800 USC Rossier students receive a degree in 2019

Posted in Rossier News
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

February 6th, 2019
All current and former superintendents in the Dean's Superintendents Advisory Group flank Dean Karen Symms Gallagher (center) at the organization's annual dinner, in Monterey, Calif. (Photo/Brian Morri)

At superintendents’ dinner, scholars stand on shoulders of giants

Three new scholarship recipients and a veteran district leader get recognized

Posted in Awards
February 4th, 2019
A new poll finds that reducing gun violence is the top education priority for California voters, but respondents differed on solutions. Credit: <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/fibonacciblue/39513397825/">Image</a> via Flickr user Fibonacci Blue/<a href=:https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/legalcode">Licensed</a> under Flickr Creative Commons

Reducing gun violence is top education priority, poll finds

The newest edition of the USC Rossier/PACE poll also finds voters are open to changing a controversial property tax law

Posted in Research