Community Engagement

March 16th, 2020
More than 80 principals from the Los Angeles Unified School District represent the inaugural cohort of the LAUSD Racial Equity Leadership Academy. (Photo/Steve Cohn)

Los Angeles principals go all in on racial equity

Through the USC Race and Equity Center, LAUSD leaders are getting vulnerable

February 18th, 2020
Provost Professor Shaun R. Harper and his USC Race and Equity Center are developing a racial-equity academy for community colleges.

Designing a racial equity experience for colleges in need

A new partnership gives USC Race and Equity Center opportunity to expand impact By USC Rossier Communications The USC Race and Equity Center has partnered with Achieving the Dream for a major new initiative focused on improving racial equity in higher education. The partnership creates a new opportunity for colleges in the Achieving the Dream […]

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 3rd, 2019
USC Hybrid High School Principal Mac Macauley joins other officials in marking the grand opening of the school's new building, a permanent home in South Los Angeles. (Photo/Margaret Molloy)

At long last, a permanent home for USC Hybrid High

The new building stands opposite Exposition Park

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
Siblings Robert, Elexiz and Ray Padron share their school stories at the Feb. 5 groundbreaking for the permanent East College Prep, Ednovate with USC Rossier building in Lincoln Heights.. (Photo/Margaret Molloy)

USC-backed high school one step closer to permanent home

East College Prep groundbreaking gave many a moment to gratefully reflect

January 24th, 2019
At an event commemorating the USC Rossier Centennial, a student who immigrated from El Salvador, Kevin, speaks lyrically about his experiences in the United States. (Photo/Brian Morri)

Immigrant teenagers take stage at USC to share stories

In an emotion-filled night, local students describe hardships of adapting to America

October 3rd, 2018
USC Rossier School of Education-California State Capitol
The California state capitol, where soon-to-be-elected lawmakers will have their work cut out for them on K-12 school issues. (Image via Flickr user <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/respres/21917192496">Jeff Turner</a>/Licensed under <a href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/legalcode">Flickr Creative Commons</a>)

California’s next leaders have work to do on K-12, report says

An update to a landmark 2008 report reveals pressing needs

June 20th, 2018
USC Rossier Center for Urban Education

Seeking equity in teaching, faculty gather at USC institute

Participants at the event committed to spreading strategies back home

June 18th, 2018
Arianna Brown

A third class graduates USC Hybrid High, stronger than ever

All 118 seniors are college-bound, with $3.2 million in confirmed grants and scholarships