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A Conversation About Education: Recap

On November 11th, Dr. Karen Symms Gallagher, the Dean of USC’s Rossier School of Education, and Dr. Thelma Melendez de Santa Ana, a USC Rossier Alumnae and President Obama’s Assistant Secretary of Elementary and Secondary Education, hosted “A Conversation...

Sundt and Ephraim To Talk MAT at Stanford

Dr. Melora Sundt and Dr. Ronni Ephraim will be at Stanford University today, Dec. 1 and tomorrow, Dec. 2 presenting the MAT@USC at a Carnegie Foundation and the New Schools Venture Fund convening...

A Conversation About Education

As part of the USC Rossier School of Education’s Centennial year activities, Dean Karen Symms Gallagher and Alumnae Thelma Melendez de Santa Ana (PhD ’95), President Obama’s Assistant Secretary of Elementary and Secondary Education, are hosting “A Conversation...

An Experiment Takes Off

When Karen Symms Gallagher ran into fellow education deans last year, many of them were “politely skeptical,” the University of Southern California dean says (politely), about her institution’s experiment to take its masters in education program online...

Seniority? Test Scores? Student Outcomes? The Argument for Rethinking Teacher Compensation

Dean Karen Symms Gallagher authored a column in the Huffington Post about how Race To The Top funding is changing the game for teacher compensation and what that means for programs that prepare teachers who have their masters degree in education...

Watching Others Learn Outside the Classroom

I wanted to share an experience about how I’ve applied what I’ve have learned while getting my masters in education outside of the classroom.  My sister has a two and half year old son.  He is constantly exploring and learning new things everyday.  I was watching him and...