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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.

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Spring/Summer 2022

Off Campus

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.

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Fall/Winter 2021

Breakthrough Leadership

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?

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Spring/Summer 2021

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.

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Fall/Winter 2020

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.

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Spring/Summer 2020

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.

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Fall/Winter 2019

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.

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Spring/Summer 2019

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.

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Fall/Winter 2018

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.

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Spring/Summer 2018

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.

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Fall/Winter 2017

Centering Equity

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.

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Spring/Summer 2017

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.

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Back Issues

USC Rossier Magazine: Fall/Winter 2016
Changing the Face of Higher Education
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Rossier Reach: Issue 12, April 2016
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Futures in Urban Education: Fall 2015
Lead On!
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Rossier Reach: Issue 11, October 2015
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Futures in Urban Education: Spring 2015
Connecting... For Good
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Rossier Reach: Issue 10, June 2015
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Rossier Reach: Issue 9, January 2015
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Futures in Urban Education: Fall 2014
First-Gens - Charting the Brave New World of College
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Futures in Urban Education: Spring 2014
Teaching Might be the Greatest of the Arts
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Rossier Reach: Issue 8, December 2013
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Futures in Urban Education: Fall 2013
Higher Education
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Rossier Reach: Issue 7, June 2013
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Futures in Urban Education: Spring 2013
Envision
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Rossier Reach: Issue 6, January 2013
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Futures in Urban Education: Fall 2012
Election
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Rossier Reach: Issue 5, June 2012
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Futures in Urban Education: Spring 2012
Conversations on Education Leadership
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Rossier Reach: Issue 4, October 2011
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Futures in Urban Education: Fall 2011
The STEM Issue
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Rossier Reach: Issue 3, May 2011
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Futures in Urban Education: Spring 2011
Radical Thinkers
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Rossier Reach: Issue 2, January 2011
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Rossier Reach: Issue 1, October 2010
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Futures in Urban Education: Fall 2010
In The USC Neighbourhood
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Futures in Urban Education: Spring 2010
Partnerships
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USC Rossier Research Brochure, October 2009
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Futures in Urban Education: Fall 2009
Changing the Future One Mind at a Time
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Futures in Urban Education: Spring 2009
New World View
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