In the Field

April 3rd, 2017

New gift to fund long-term study of college retention

Mary and Daniel James want to help researchers find out what helps first-generation college students persist

February 17th, 2017

At DSAG awards dinner, attention turns to women in school leadership

2017 DSAG Hall of Fame honoree Maria Ott emphasizes mentorship

Posted in In the Field
January 12th, 2017

L.A.’s teenage girls find representation at ‘Hidden Figures’ screening

Thousands of students packed the Galen Center for a star-studded showing of Hidden Figures

Posted in In the Field
November 1st, 2016

Positive school climates improve learning for students in low-income families, research review finds

But researchers find wide variances in how school climate is defined, which they say is an urgent problem

Posted in In the Field
September 1st, 2016
English teacher Victor Gonzalez chats with students after class at the newly opened USC College Prep, Santa Ana Campus. (USC Photo/Margaret Molloy)

In Santa Ana, new USC high school aims high

Most of the students in the college prep school’s first freshman class come from the local community — and they’re feeling the faculty’s high expectations

Posted in In the Field
June 13th, 2016
USC Hybrid High Graduation

USC Hybrid High Graduates First-Ever Senior Class

All graduates were accepted into at least one college, and collectively earned more than $5 million in scholarships

Posted in In the Field
April 21st, 2016
D. J. Kast (front) with her students.

Alumna leads Next Gen STEM workshop

Promotes robotic inquiry for fourth and fifth graders

Posted in In the Field
February 4th, 2016
Constancio Paranal III

EdD candidate Paranal creates University of Hawai’i at Manoa mentorship program

Draws inspiration from his EdD coursework

Posted in In the Field, Students
February 1st, 2016
Elias Vargas, Mike Escalante EdD ’02, Dean Karen Symms Gallagher, Lawton Gray III and Gary Garcia.

DSAG honors Mike Escalante EdD ’02, awards scholarships to three EdD students

Annual awards dinner is also a celebration of the group’s philanthropy

December 11th, 2015
A USC Viterbi student shows the fourth and fifth graders how to control Scribbler robots.
A USC Viterbi student shows the fourth and fifth graders how to control Scribbler robots.

Alumna showing how inquiry-based science can inspire students

D. J. Kast BS ’11, MS ’11, MAT ’14 collaborates with USC Viterbi on after-school workshop

Posted in In the Field