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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...

Leadership in Action

My experience thus far in the MAT@USC program in conjunction with my first year of teaching has been testing. Teachers are constantly tested and held accountable for their work with their students. Teacher accountability or what has come to be known as a “value added system”...

My Hero of Education: An AMAZING "Pioneer" in Education!

I currently observe an AP US history teacher that at my local high school as part of my Master of Arts In Teaching curriculum. He teaches with enthusiasm, keeps the students engaged for 90+ minutes and has the ability to demand students’ respect.  How many teachers can...

The Shipwreck

I wanted to write about a recent concept that I have learned in my Human Differences course while studying for my master of arts in teaching. I really liked learning about the “shipwreck”, a concept in regards to a learner’s identity.  When something devastating occurs in one’s life...

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...