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The National Consortium for School Counseling and Postsecondary Success (NCSCPS) has released a new report, Revisiting The Path Forward; The State of School Counseling, at the Reach Higher Convening in Tempe, Arizona.
The 2011 national survey of school counselors, Counseling at a Crossroads, charted a clear new direction for the profession, highlighting the unique opportunity for school counselors to advance the nation's goal of increased college attainment.
School counselors play a critical role in the college and career success of their students. Join us for a chat to learn more about this important work.
U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King Jr. announced today that school counselors will have the opportunity to apply for the School Ambassador Fellows program starting with the 2017-18 cohort of ambassadors. The program currently includes the Teaching Ambassador Fellows (TAF) and Principal Ambassador Fellow (PAF). Including the voices of teachers, principals, counselors and other education professionals who do meaningful work with students and other educators each day, will bring important perspectives to discussions of federal policy and programs.
In this economy, earning a college degree has never been more important. Bolstering college readiness and closing the racial and socio-economic gap among college graduates have been key goals of the Obama Administration and the First Lady's office. This past weekend marked the 5th National White House and Reach Higher Convening, and American University hosted the event.
For this year's high school seniors, there is an important change to the process of applying for college financial aid. For the first time, students and their families can apply for aid by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) in the fall rather than waiting until after the new year. This change is a big deal.
In an emotional address that marked her final official remarks as first lady, Michelle Obama praised the nation's school counselors on Friday as education "heroes" who help legions of young people find their way from uncertainty to prosperous, confident futures.
Counselors play a big role in helping students succeed: They help with scheduling, college applications and with issues like mental health.
Bill Waterman, the school-to-career counselor at Bridgeton High School in Bridgeton, has been presented with the Give Something Back Foundation's Special Recognition Award for his "contribution in paving the pathway to college access for his students and embodying the spirit of giving back."
Ken Anselment is dean of admissions and financial aid at Lawrence University in Appleton, Wis. Now his son is a high school junior and the college search is on, giving him a different admissions experience.
View the report advancing the conversation about core competencies required to serve professionally in the role of a school counselor or college access advisor.