USC Rossier in the Media, October 2016

‘Cognitive scaffolding’ for graduate students
Inside Higher Ed, Oct. 31, 2016
Julie Posselt’s research, on the ways that faculty affect how women and students of color adjust to graduate school, is highlighted.

Struggling new teachers pose dilemma for schools
San Francisco Chronicle, Oct. 30, 2016
Katharine Strunk discusses the probation period for new teachers, and how California’s system may be inadequate.

Final U.S. teacher-prep regulations create data demands
Education Week, Oct. 25, 2016
Karen Syms Gallagher gives insight into how California may have a tough time applying new federal rules.

Professors staying and the impact on adjuncts
University Business, Oct. 24, 2016
Adrianna Kezar shares expertise on why there is increasing budget pressure for public colleges and universities.

Response: Common Core moves social studies from ‘memorization’ to a ‘meaningful place’
Education Week Teacher, Oct. 22, 2016
In a response to a prompt from the Classroom Q&A With Larry Ferlazzo blog, Eugenia Mora-Flores writes about the integration of English/language arts and social studies.

‘Envisioning the Faculty’
Inside Higher Ed, Oct. 17, 2016
Inside Higher Ed reviews a new book by Adrianna Kezar on the balance between tenure-track and adjunct faculty.

Response: There is ‘hope that ESSA will bring positive change to classrooms’
Education Week Teacher, Oct. 15, 2016
In a response to a prompt from the Classroom Q&A With Larry Ferlazzo blog, Morgan Polikoff addresses the practical impact of the Every Student Succeeds Act.

On Wed., October 12, U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King Jr., accompanied by Undersecretary of Education Ted Mitchell, visited USC Rossier to announce new and long-awaited rules governing teacher preparation. The event was covered by multiple news outlets, which also featured quotes from faculty, alumni and students in attendance:

New federal teacher-prep rules draw praise and criticism, Education Week
New guidelines for teacher preparation announced at USC by Secretary of Education John King with LAUSD’s Michelle King, LA School Report/The 74
Teacher preparation rules out today, Politico

People with blunted sense of emotion may have harder time reading their body’s signals
STAT, Oct. 12, 2016
Mary Helen Immordino-Yang explains why there’s no such thing as a “normal” type of emotional cognition.

A ‘founders’ excerpt: USC Hybrid High, a Los Angeles breakthrough, graduates its very first class
The 74, Oct. 11, 2016
USC Hybrid High School is given an extensive profile, from an excerpt of a new book about charter schools.

California poll shows strong support for Common Core standards
EdSource, Oct. 10, 2016
The results of the 2016 USC Rossier/PACE Poll are used to discuss how Common Core Standards are perceived in California

State officials push alternative ways to report test scores
EdSource, Oct. 5, 2016
A letter by Morgan Polikoff to the U.S. Department of Education is noted in an examination of how school performance is calculated.