USC Rossier Magazine
Our biannual publication that features top news, profiles of alumni and in-depth feature stories that explore some of education's most pressing issues.
In this issue, we explore the wide and varied work—past, present and emerging—of USC Rossier graduates, faculty and students in the communities near and around USC.
What makes one an effective leader changes with the culture and context of the moment. In this issue, we explore what it means to be a good leader in these times. What skills do leaders need to successfully serve their communities, and what are the questions leaders should ask as we rebuild and revitalize our educational systems to adequately respond to the truths elucidated by the pandemic?
A New Vision for Schools
In this issue, you will read about how the USC Rossier community is considering the ways education can be re-envisioned and how these transformations can help us work toward our mission of achieving educational equity.
Why We Can’t Return to Normal
In 2020, the status quo was shaken up, challenged, and, quite possibly, forever altered. Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, another crisis—systemic racism and the killing of Black men and women by police—fueled months of protest. This issue considers the macro effects of a microscopic virus and how the demand to end structural racism will require us to reshape education to ensure a more just and equitable future.
Can Education Save Democracy?
“Democracy cannot succeed unless those who express their choice are prepared to choose wisely. The real safeguard of democracy, therefore, is education.” President FDR wrote this message to educators in September 1938, during American Education Week. His words were clear: An educated democracy is the only democracy that works.
Celebrating the Past, Transforming the Future
Students, staff, faculty and friends came together to celebrate the capstone event of USC Rossier’s Centennial Celebration on Aug. 24 at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles. The interactive exhibits highlighted not only impactful moments and people from the school’s history, but also the current work and experts who will transform education in the next century.
The Everything Educator
“Teacher” is just one of many roles required of this generation of educators. They have to navigate natural and political forces, find new ways to collaborate, develop novel techniques to engage students and still make time for personal and professional growth.
Bringing the Future into Focus
Insight flows from many sources—from momentous personal and familial histories, from deep commitments to communities and ideals, from decades of professional research and service. At our best, we draw these sources together into a collective vision for the future of education.
The Science of Learning
From neuroscience and computer science to educational psychology and sociology, the interdisciplinary research underway at USC Rossier is reshaping what it means to teach and learn in the 21st century.
Equity is not the same as equality, diversity or inclusiveness. It is not about espousing policies intended to benefit all students. Practices that work well for white students may be harmful to students of color and perpetuate inequality.
The California Way
At a time when the direction of national education priorities is unclear, collaboration among teachers, administrators and researchers is charting a path forward for the more than 6 million public school students throughout the state.
USC Rossier Magazine: Fall/Winter 2016
Changing the Face of Higher Education
Rossier Reach: Issue 12, April 2016
Futures in Urban Education: Fall 2015
Rossier Reach: Issue 11, October 2015
Futures in Urban Education: Spring 2015
Connecting... For Good
Rossier Reach: Issue 10, June 2015
Rossier Reach: Issue 9, January 2015
Futures in Urban Education: Fall 2014
First-Gens - Charting the Brave New World of College
Futures in Urban Education: Spring 2014
Teaching Might be the Greatest of the Arts
Rossier Reach: Issue 8, December 2013
Futures in Urban Education: Fall 2013
Rossier Reach: Issue 7, June 2013
Futures in Urban Education: Spring 2013
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Rossier Reach: Issue 6, January 2013
Futures in Urban Education: Fall 2012
Rossier Reach: Issue 5, June 2012
Futures in Urban Education: Spring 2012
Conversations on Education Leadership
Rossier Reach: Issue 4, October 2011
Futures in Urban Education: Fall 2011
The STEM Issue
Rossier Reach: Issue 3, May 2011
Futures in Urban Education: Spring 2011
Rossier Reach: Issue 2, January 2011
Rossier Reach: Issue 1, October 2010
Futures in Urban Education: Fall 2010
In The USC Neighbourhood
Futures in Urban Education: Spring 2010
USC Rossier Research Brochure, October 2009
Futures in Urban Education: Fall 2009
Changing the Future One Mind at a Time
Futures in Urban Education: Spring 2009
New World View