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  1. Student Story

    Somehow I will be free: Leading and learning while black

    Editor’s note: Darnell Fine is a student in the Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership program. He was recently selected to join the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development’s Emerging...

  2. Faculty News

    Noguera to co-chair state task force on Black Student Achievement

    USC Rossier Dean Pedro A. Noguera will co-chair the California Department of Education’s (CDE) Black Student Achievement task force dedicated to improving outcomes for the state’s nearly 325,000 Black students...

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  3. Educator Tips

    Why organizations need unique women’s leadership development opportunities in a post-pandemic world?

    Editor’s note: Maria Cozette Akopian EdD ’20 designed the Women First: Leadership and Professional Development Program while pursuing her doctoral degree in the Doctor of Education in Organizational Change and...

  4. Education News

    Navigating school controversies: Experts offer guidance for educators

    The 2021 school year is marked by unprecedented controversies. Resistance to mask mandates and the idea of racism curriculum have led to protests, chaos and violence. The nationwide conflicts have...

  5. Educator Tips

    What is student success? New insight into a complex question

    Student success is a measure of student engagement and positive outcomes. In higher education, the term typically refers to first-generation and most historically marginalized students. These groups drop out at...

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  6. Faculty News

    Tracy Poon Tambascia elected president of USC Academic Senate

    An expert in higher education administration, Tambascia will represent nearly 5,000 full-time faculty members Tracy Poon Tambascia, a professor of clinical education at the USC Rossier School of Education, has...

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  7. Educator Tips

    How school boards became lightning rods for controversy

    School board meetings aren’t typically associated with shouting matches, protests and arrests. But at forums across the country, school districts have experienced an uptick in heated rhetoric and aggressive behavior...

  8. Educator Tips

    How can schools use data effectively?

    Data is an essential tool for K–12 schools. When used effectively, it helps districts identify and achieve important goals. Students, staff and the broader community can all benefit. But when...

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    Who is most affected by the student loan debt crisis?

    As the student loan debt crisis worsens, formidable gaps between borrowers persist. Approximately 45 million Americans owe money for higher education, with a total balance of around $1.7 trillion. These...

  10. Educator Tips

    The long-term impacts of school discipline

    Strict school discipline increases the chances of adult arrests. That’s one key takeaway from a new study that examined the long-term effects of suspensions on middle school students. The research...