November 20th, 2018
John King speaking with USC Hybrid High School students
John B. King Jr., president and CEO of The Education Trust, talks with students from USC Hybrid High School following his delivery of the USC Rossier Centennial Lecture. (Photo/Brian Morri)

John B. King Jr.: Educators must teach for social justice

In a personal speech, the former education secretary suggested strategies for equity

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October 30th, 2018
Tarana Burke giving speech
#MeToo Movement founder Tarana Burke speaks at the Law and Policy for Colleges and Universities conference. "What surprised me was that we were able to have a national conversation and practice some level of accountability," Burke told the audience. (Photo/Josh Krause)

Higher ed makes space to ask who is valued

An annual conference on law and policy at universities brings student identity to forefront

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October 5th, 2018
Yasemin Copur-Gencturk
Assistant Professor of Education Yasemin Copur-Gencturk teaches how to teach fractions at a class at USC Center. Copur-Gencturk has received nearly $5 million in federal grants to improve how math teachers learn. (Photo/Ross Brenneman)

To improve math education, professor starts with teacher prep

Backed by major grants, Yasemin Copur-Gencturk envisions better approaches to how math teachers learn

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September 12th, 2018
Gale Sinatra

New grant funds augmented-reality work with La Brea Tar Pits

Discoveries from the iconic excavation site will be the linchpin in an effort to understand how to most effectively use AR technology.

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September 10th, 2018
Michael Quick, Karen Symms Gallagher, Lawrence O. Picus, Gale Sinatra
Provost Michael Quick and USC Rossier Dean Karen Symms Gallagher installed Lawrence O. Picus and Gale Sinatra into endowed positions. (Photo/Josh Krause)

Chair installations evoke personal reflections for faculty

For Lawrence O. Picus and Gale M. Sinatra, chaired positions reflect long journeys

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July 23rd, 2018
Jennifer Tróchez MacLean
Fifth grade teacher Jennifer Tróchez MacLean was one of two USC alumni to be named a 2018 Teacher of the Year by Los Angeles. (USC Rossier Photo/Ross Brenneman)

Los Angeles Teachers of the Year honorees include two Trojans

Jennifer Tróchez MacLean, a Rossier grad, had never imagined becoming a teacher at all

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June 6th, 2018
Shaun Harper

Race expert tells Congress to cool on college free-speech fears

Some heated exchanges greeted Shaun R. Harper after his testimony

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May 16th, 2018
USC Rossier School of Education graduate

How love for the world created a globally minded graduate

Global Executive EdD graduate Michael McAlister credits his mom instilling curiosity

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May 9th, 2018
Sarah Toutant

When all roads lead to student affairs

How master’s student Sarah Toutant came to embrace the path she was already on

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April 10th, 2018
USC Rossier School of Education

Creating Opportunities

Hattie Mitchell EdD ’17 opened Crete Academy in South Los Angeles in September 2017, mere months after completing the USC Rossier Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership program. Her goal was to meet the needs of children from families experiencing homelessness or extreme poverty. Hattie’s vision was forged by her early life experiences. Growing up, […]

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