USC Rossier in the Media, January 2017

February 1, 2017

Mentions of USC Rossier faculty, students and other related news

The SIG study reminds us: We need a little patience
Thomas B. Fordham Institute, Jan. 31, 2017
In a post for the Flypaper blog, Morgan Polikoff urges caution when looking at outcomes tied to the federal government’s School Improvement Grants program.

Why diverse films matter
Fortune, Jan. 26, 2017
Journeys in Film, partner of USC Rossier, is highlighted in a post about the 2017 Academy Award nominations.

UH’s Khator appointed to Camden’s board
Houston Chronicle, Jan. 23, 2017
William Tierney explains the significance of apartment developer Camden Property Trust adding the University of Houston president to its board.

‘Uncharted waters’ for higher education in the Trump era
The Chronicle of Higher Education, Jan. 15, 2017
Adrianna Kezar gives perspective on the role of academia under the new U.S. president.

Colleges should abandon early admissions
Inside Higher Ed, Jan. 12, 2017
A post cites a 2011 study by the Center for Enrollment Research, Policy and Practice about the demographics of students who apply through early admissions.

The 2017 RHSU Edu-Scholar Public Influence Rankings
Education Week, Jan. 11, 2017
The annual list of influential edu-scholars, compiled by Rick Hess of the American Enterprise Institute, included William Tierney, Morgan Polikoff, Katharine Strunk and Estela Bensimon.

State board chooses new way of measuring school progress on tests
EdSource, Jan. 11, 2017
An examination of accountability methods cites Morgan Polikoff’s July 2016 letter to the U.S. Department of Education regarding measures of proficiency vs. growth.

USC taps diversity expert to run new research center on race and equity
Los Angeles Times, Jan. 9, 2017
Shaun R. Harper discusses the announcement that he will be rejoining the USC Rossier School of Education beginning in July. Other outlets that covered the news include Inside Higher Ed, Diverse Issues in Higher Education and Politico. Harper also did a Q&A on his new center with The Chronicle of Higher Education,

Choose wisely: Some math books raise test scores more than others, research suggests
KPCC, Jan. 5, 2017
New findings from a study led by Morgan Polikoff suggest that not all math textbooks are effective for instruction. The study was also covered in Education Week. Similarly, a Jan. 4 article in U.S. News & World Report cited Polikoff’s work in an article on curricular materials.

Debate underway on CSU & UC tuition increase proposals; students protesting
EdSource, Jan. 2, 2017
William Tierney explains why financial relief reforms must accompany tuition increases.