Ross Brenneman is a public communication specialist at the USC Rossier School of Education.
Stories by Ross Brenneman:
Study: Exposure to videos of race-based violence can lead to mental health issues
A new USC study finds that viewing violent videos of police shootings may be harmful to the mental health of adolescents of color.
Trojan wants to bring the lessons of the L.A. Zoo to everyone
Anna Becker fell in love with the zoo as a child. As a member of the Los Angeles Zoo’s education team, she’s working to make its programs more accessible for students throughout the city.
USC Hybrid High finally lands a permanent home in USC’s backyard
After six years in downtown Los Angeles, USC Hybrid High is finally moving to its new home in South Los Angeles, a mere block away from the university.
Higher education must be force for democracy, USC scholar argues
As one of his final projects as a USC professor, William G. Tierney is encouraging universities and faculty to speak their minds and help strengthen democracy.
Reducing gun violence in schools is top education priority for California voters
USC Rossier/PACE Poll finds strong support for expanding mental health and holding active shooter drills.
Former ed secretary makes case that educators teach for social justice
In USC lecture, John B. King Jr. draws on his experiences growing up in New York City to show how educators can make a difference.
For USC professor, improving how kids learn math starts with how teachers learn math
The ways to teach the subject form the crux of a USC Rossier faculty member’s research.
New report shows public universities fail to find, support and graduate black students
USC Race and Equity Center authors grade every school for its equity efforts among men and women and student-to-faculty ratios.
USC partners with La Brea Tar Pits on augmented reality and education
Researchers look at best ways to design AR experiences for effective learning.
Promoting equity in graduate-level STEM education, with USC leading the way
USC Rossier joins new network focused on issues that hinder the success of underrepresented students in science, tech, engineering and math.
Black athletes’ graduation rates lag at U.S. universities with top sports teams
USC’s Shaun R. Harper finds that among 65 leading universities, black male athletes continue to graduate at lower rates than other student-athletes, black non-athletes and undergraduates in general.
College Access Day gives L.A. high schoolers a chance to ask lots of questions
Their concerns strike a chord with USC Rossier experts who speak to them on the University Park Campus.
USC Rossier/PACE poll: California voters support new public school accountability efforts
Majority of state voters support the California School Dashboard, a performance gauge created by the state to improve equity and transparency in school quality.
LGBTQ homeless youth need attention from policymakers, USC scholars say
Increased training, more comprehensive outreach and more inclusivity are proposed as part of team’s research agenda.
USC Rossier-affiliated charter network grows with two new high schools
USC Brío College Prep and USC Esperanza College Prep aim for every student to graduate and get the opportunity to attend college.
New dual master’s program to begin at USC and universities in Hong Kong, South Korea
USC Rossier partners on global program for bilingual education teachers with Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and Yonsei University.
With support from loved ones and imaginary dragons, a little girl copes with cancer
When a family friend took on the battle of her young life, a PhD student made her the hero of a children’s book.
Nobel Prize winner argues for academic freedom in higher education
Delivering this year’s Pullias Lecture, famed Harvard professor Amartya Sen advocates for university autonomy.
Minecraft game jam looks at USC — 100 years from now
An overnight event gives Trojans the chance to build a new world — the University Park Campus of 2117.
Hidden Figures screening inspires talk about math and representation
Thousands of teenage girls gather at Galen Center for the hit film about three African-American women who helped NASA put a man in space.
Diversity expert Shaun Harper to lead new USC Center on Race and Equity
The scholar returns to USC in July as the Clifford and Betty Allen Professor in Urban Leadership.
Secretary of Education explains new teacher-prep rules during USC Rossier visit
John King Jr. focuses on new regulations tied to improving accountability in higher education.
Californians support teachers, schools but accountability concerns remain
The fifth annual PACE/USC Rossier poll finds that voters’ perceptions of local public schools have reached the highest level of confidence since the poll began.
New USC high school in Santa Ana is a ‘dream come true’
Most of the students in the college prep school’s first freshman class come from the local community — and they’re feeling the faculty’s high expectations.