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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
April 29th, 2019
LAUSD Superintendent Austin Beutner discussed leadership with students in USC Rossier's EDL program, and with other local superintendents. (Photo courtesy of Lourdes Valentine/LAUSD)

LAUSD superintendent talks with EDL students about leadership

Austin Beutner spoke with USC Rossier students on the challenges of running districts

Posted in Rossier News
April 19th, 2019
Salman Khan

YouTube entrepreneur Sal Khan to headline 2019 commencement

Education video pioneer to be joined by Cindy McCain and student Steven Spencer

Posted in Rossier News
April 2nd, 2019
Shaun R. Harper
Shaun R. Harper

USC race expert to lead nation’s largest ed research group

Shaun R. Harper has been elected president of the American Educational Research Association

Posted in People
March 29th, 2019
Julie Posselt
Julie Posselt, an expert on higher education admissions, will deliver the 2019 AERA Early Career Award Lecture. (Photo/Ross Brenneman)

Admissions is hot topic as scholars prep for education conference

Annual national conference of education researchers features 59 USC scholars 

Posted in Rossier News
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 12th, 2019

USC Rossier receives high ranking in 2019 U.S. News report

Individual programs also continued to receive major recognition

Posted in Rossier News
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

March 6th, 2019
Adrian Huerta will join the USC Rossier faculty.

Expert on equity for boys, men of color to join faculty

Incoming assistant professor Adrian Huerta studies gang-affiliated youth

Posted in People
March 6th, 2019
Hilda Heine EdD '04 (left) receives an honor from USC Rossier Dean Karen Symms Gallagher at a Centennial celebration event in Oahu. Heine spoke about the challenges she faces as president of the Marshall Islands. (Photo/Eugene Kam)

In Hawaii, a celebration of leadership and legacy

Alumna speaks on leading a country through crisis

Posted in People