Morgan Polikoff

July 8th, 2021
A new poll finds that California voters generally approve of school performance during the pandemic, but worry about students' academic success.

Poll: Calif. voters worried about pandemic’s impact on K–12 students

In the 2021 PACE/USC Rossier poll, partisanship is running high, but also widespread agreement on how to help students catch up academically.

Posted in Research
June 2nd, 2021
A high school student writes at his desk in a classroom, and is engaged in curriculum that follows K-12 content standards

30 Years After Standards Reform, Schools Aren’t Much Better

Faculty essay: Professor Morgan Polikoff on why content standards have failed to meaningfully improve student achievement, and how to fix them.

May 27th, 2021
A K-12 student, perhaps attending summer school, smiles as she sits in class listening to a group discussion

How to Re-Engage Students Through Summer School

After a disruptive year, summer school may be an opportunity for districts to rebuild their communities—if they can overcome the challenges.

December 16th, 2020
A new study of Los Angeles teachers shows that access to learning remains a major issue nine months into the COVID-19 pandemic.

Teacher survey: Learning issues linger as pandemic drags on

A survey of Los Angeles teachers shows that many of the pandemic’s ongoing issues remain underaddressed

Posted in Research
July 22nd, 2020
Morgan Polikoff, an associate professor of education at USC Rossier

Ed policy expert honored for commitment to public discourse

Morgan Polikoff receives accolade for connecting education research to the public

Posted in Awards
May 21st, 2020
Morgan Polikoff (left) challenges trivia gurus on Game Show Network's "Master Minds." (Image courtesy of Melissa Carr/Game Show Network)

Bolstered by experience, education expert pursues game show glory

USC Rossier professor Morgan Polikoff was primed for this moment

Posted in People
February 7th, 2020
LAUSD teachers went on strike in January 2019
One year after Los Angeles teachers went on strike, momentum hasn't carried over to the voter turnout required to pass new levies for school funding. (Photo/

Poll: Voters, skeptical of school quality, support more funding

Annual PACE/USC Rossier poll finds voters also skeptical of college admissions fairness

Posted in Research
January 10th, 2020

As teachers go online for lesson plans, study finds reasons for caution

New research from USC Rossier shows a lack of quality in materials downloaded from popular sites

Posted in Rossier News
January 7th, 2020
USC Rossier School of Education

USC Rossier in the Media, December 2019

Mentions of USC Rossier faculty and other related news

November 6th, 2019
USC Rossier School of Education

USC Rossier in the Media, October 2019

Mentions of USC Rossier faculty and other related news