News & Insights
Featuring the latest news, expertise, opinions and blogs on critical education issues from USC Rossier.
Allyson Felix is not done
The Olympic great and USC Rossier grad is retired but staying busy with a new shoe company, elevating athletes’ voices and empowering women.
Democracy project to strengthen student civic engagement
New initiative will curate civic education materials to help students achieve California State Seal of Civic Engagement.
In the science classroom, agency matters
Students who learn how to advocate for themselves in STEM classes see big benefits—and new research from USC Rossier professor Erika Patall hints that this could be a way to promote student retention.
Shifting identity and finding grace
Long Beach City College and Pullias Center collaborate on an initiative to provide a new educational horizon to gang-associated youth.
Faculty: In Converation
‘Teachers are doing the most important job in the world’
Margo Pensavalle EdD ’93 draws on nearly 50 years of experience in education to create a residency program that meets the moment.
‘Having a place at the table is not enough’
Tracy Poon Tambascia EdD ’07, newly elected president of the USC Academic Senate and USC Rossier professor of clinical education, on the importance of leaders amplifying alternative perspectives.
In a year of sea change, keeping equity in focus
Shaun R. Harper, Provost Professor in Education and Business, discusses his AERA presidency, his role on Gov. Gavin Newsom’s educational equity task force and hosting a race and equity summit viewed by millions.
What will actually make schools saferThe Hill
"Instead of 'thoughts and prayers' lawmakers at the state and federal level must act now."
- Distinguished Professor of Education
- Emery Stoops and Joyce King Stoops Dean
‘Student dads are ghosts’: Why fathers face long odds of graduating collegeThe Guardian
“One of the biggest things is that familial pressure, that social pressure of being a provider.”
- Assistant Professor of Education
Confidence in California public schools declines sharply; a third give L.A. a D or FLos Angeles Times
"Maybe we were still in a period of people sort of appreciating all the work that educators were doing."
- Professor of Education
- Co-director of CEPEG
The SAT is going digital. Will that make the test more equitable?EdSurge
“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
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.
Turning around the teacher crisis
As teacher shortages trouble the nation, USC Rossier’s new teaching residency program aims to prepare educators for the challenges of L.A. classrooms and create a more diverse workforce.
Building the foundation for economic opportunity
Michèle G. Turner BS ’81, EdD ’14 is blazing a path forward for diverse contracting at USC.
The future teachers of Los Angeles
Meet the first class of USC Rossier’s new Teacher Preparation Residency program.
USC Rossier offers these tools and other educator resources for teachers, administrators and counselors in K–12, higher education and educational psychology.
How can educators create the conditions for student leadership?
Professor Julie Slayton explains that giving students meaningful opportunities to lead in the classroom extends beyond distributing materials and grants them decision-making power.
Professor Courtney Malloy PhD ’03 on bridging the gap between research and practice
Effective collaboration between educational researchers and practitioners can help solve intractable problems in our schools and communities.
For some students, technology is a barrier. Here’s what STEM educators can do about it.
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.
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