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D. Roderick (Rod) Kiewiet

? America, Heck Yeah! Public Schools & Baseball In this episode of the PS You’re Interesting podcast, Jeff Jenkins and D. Roderick (Rod) Kiewiet, Professor of Political Science at Caltech, break down the long-standing myth of the equalizing force of public education. We hold the idea that public schools present Americans with Read more…

Lewis named 2018 USC community achievement honoree for promoting cultural competency inside classroom and beyond

By Matthew Kredell Toward the end of the spring semester, representatives from three university student organizations showed up at a class taught by USC Price School of Public Policy Professor LaVonna Lewis and announced she had been chosen as the recipient of the 2018 Student Government Community Achievement Award. The representatives noted Read more…

Lansing on making the rules

by Justine Dodgen Sherry Lansing has accomplished many things throughout her life. When asked the secret to her success, she replied, “If you don’t have the passion and the resiliency, you will give up. This is true for movies, [for] research, and getting money for under-served schools.” At our last Lunch Read more…

From Power to Impact

by Justine Dodgen Sherry Lansing – Translating a high-power career into impact on education Did you ever think that your high school math teacher might one day be one of Hollywood’s leading executives? For Sherry Lansing’s students, this idea may have been no surprise. Starting her career as a high school Read more…

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