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Featuring the latest news, expertise, opinions and blogs on critical education issues from USC Rossier.
USC Rossier Professor Brendesha Tynes receives $4.6 million NIH grant to build the nation’s first digital literacy and mental health platform for K–12 students
The Transformative Research Award is one of the most prestigious in the country and supports highly innovative, impactful research.
After working as a teacher and founding a charter school network in L.A., Adutwum was appointed Ghana’s minister for education and led the country’s effort to expand free secondary education for all.
In the Media
School board elections have become a new battleground in American politics, with typically non-partisan races becoming increasingly polarized and garnering national attention. That was true in this week's election among a few closely watched counties. Julie Marsh, a professor of education policy at the University of Southern California, joins Geoff Bennett to discuss.
"We should be routinely collecting information on how students are experiencing the racial campus climate," said Royel M. Johnson, an associate professor of higher education and director of the NACCC. Johnson said the proposed legislation is a good first step, but, "the second step is the most important, and that is how institutions act."
- Associate Professor & Director
Morgan Polikoff, an associate professor of education at the University of Southern California Rossier, pointed out both district and charter schools are funded by the state on a per-pupil basis. Shrinking enrollments mean shrinking school budgets.
“The school has to have a seat for every child who's enrolled whether they're paid for it or not,” said USC education professor Lawrence Picus. “It seems that we have a responsibility to ensure they have enough money to do that.”
- Richard T. Cooper and Mary Catherine Cooper Chair in Public School Administration
- Professor of Education, Finance and Policy
- Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs
EdSource quotes Yasemin Copur-Gencturk about the application of AI in education.
- Associate Professor of Education
Banned Books Week, an annual event first established in 1982, has arrived amid a tumultuous time for reading in America as both schools and libraries try to fend off rising campaigns to remove titles from shelves.
We are in a period of rapid and dramatic change. We have an opportunity to use this moment to influence educational trends in ways that make the future more equitable, just and sustainable. Let’s not squander this opportunity.
KNX In Depth's Elsa Ramon and Larry Perel talk to Pedro Noguera, Dean of the Rossier School of Education at USC. He's got a new responsibility as a member of the U.S. Department of Education's committee on the use of Artificial Intelligence in education. It's to help figure out how AI can be used effectively in schools. He writes about it in an op/ed piece in The Hill.
Street Politicians Podcast hosts USC Rossier faculty member, Dr. Shaun Harper, who is recognized as one of the nation’s most highly respected racial equity experts. Dr. Harper discussed his DEI strategy with companies and institutions.
The problems that motivated us to pour billions into our schools during COVID-19 are still very real but the sooner we accept that our pandemic educational recovery hacks like tutoring and summer school aren’t going to cut it, the better off our children will be.
We must seize the opportunity to use AI and other forms of educational technology in ways that make the future more equitable and accessible.
Unless schools provide an environment that is sound, stimulating, and safe, students will not benefit from the education system. This was one of the messages delivered by sociologist Pedro Antonio Noguera of the USC Rossier School of Education, University of Southern California in the United States.
A Rossier Ph.D. student offers advice and busts myths pertaining to the U.S. Supreme Court's recent decision pertaining to race and admissions.
USA Today spoke with Dean Pedro Noguera about public debates over children’s education and how education is often a local issue.
“One of the biggest things is that familial pressure, that social pressure of being a provider.”
- Assistant Professor of Education
"Maybe we were still in a period of people sort of appreciating all the work that educators were doing."
“The move to a digital test format is long overdue.”
- Professor of Practice
- Executive Director of the Center for Enrollment Research, Policy and Practice
USC Rossier Magazine
This issue considers artificial intelligence’s impact on teaching and learning and explores the USC Rossier community’s research and engagement with a rapidly changing technology that just might reshape our world.
Superintendents across Southern California are seeking ways to embrace and integrate the new technology.
USC Center for Generative AI and Society to chart the impact of AI on culture, education, media and society
Professor Stephen Aguilar is leading the center’s education research, exploring how students and teachers are already using AI tools—and how they can best use them in the future.
Artificial intelligence promises efficiency gains for admissions offices and offers students innovative application tools, but will the new technology advance or hinder equity?
USC Rossier offers these tools and other educator resources for teachers, administrators and counselors in K–12, higher education and educational psychology.
From validating feelings to creating a toolbox for emotional regulation, these practical tips from Professor Theodore Burnes can help students thrive.
Dieuwertje J. Kast EdD ’20 on how educators can prepare students to understand and adapt to technology so they can use it for the future.
Q&A with Robert Medrano EDL ’20, Democracy Project program specialist, on curriculum development
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