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Don't Call It 'Guidance' Anymore: A Talk With The Nation's Top School Counselor

Don't Call It 'Guidance' Anymore: A Talk With The Nation's Top School Counselor | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
Counselors play a big role in helping students succeed: They help with scheduling, college applications and with issues like mental health.

Since 2015, first lady Michelle Obama has honored a school counselor of the year in a ceremony at the White House. Friday, the honor goes to Terri Tchorzynski of the Calhoun Area Career Center in Battle Creek, Mich., where she works with 11th- and 12th-graders drawn from 20 public high schools in Calhoun County.

Tchorzynski started her career as a high school English teacher, before getting her master's degree in counseling — a role she says she "always knew she wanted." NPR Ed caught up with Tchorzynski about her work in Michigan and the important role she sees counselors playing in schools.

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The Neglected Link in the High-School-to-College Pipeline

The Neglected Link in the High-School-to-College Pipeline | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), signed last December to replace No Child Left Behind as the nation’s education law, has the potential to allow states and districts greater latitude in supporting school counselors. ESSA contains a major new provision under Title IV that’s designed to provide grants for all school districts to cover a broad range of educational supports beyond classroom instruction, including college and career counseling.
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SAT Guessing

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What if everyone who took the SAT guessed on every multiple-choice question? How many perfect scores would there be?

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How big is the school counselor shortage? Big

How big is the school counselor shortage? Big | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
As a national debate continues about how to make schools safer, the student-counselor ratio in some states remains shockingly high.
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K-12 Packet | National Center for Women & Information Technology

K-12 Packet | National Center for Women & Information Technology | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
Career and college-prep guidance for girls interested in pursuing IT careers.
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Answering Questions on Student Loan Rates and What Lies Beyond - Your Money

Answering Questions on Student Loan Rates and What Lies Beyond - Your Money | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
Paying for college can be one of a household’s most complex financial decisions. Here, we try to supply answers to four of the most important questions on rates and avoiding financial surprises.
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Social and emotional well-being | Explore Taylor & Francis Online

Social and emotional well-being | Explore Taylor & Francis Online | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
Harry Daniels, Roger Slee and Seamus Hegarty have put together this Virtual Special Issue focusing on 'Social and emotional well-being' for you to enjoy.

Free access will be available via this page to all included articles until the end of 2016.
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In Maine, Intervention Smooths 9th Graders' Paths

The Building Assets-Reducing Risks program now being tested in Maine is among a handful of promising ideas that started as federal i3 grants.
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Counselors Work to Get More Students on College Path

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In some states, new initiatives and graduate programs are providing needed training to expand college counseling in high schools.
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Harvard Education Letter: Three Ways to Help "Loners" Improve School Safety

Harvard Education Letter:  Three Ways to Help "Loners" Improve School Safety | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it

Nancy Rappaport describes three research-based strategies for helping isolated kids, all based on the idea that schools need to make sure that every student has a connection with at least one adult in the school community.  

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50 Blogs About College Worth Bookmarking

50 Blogs About College Worth Bookmarking | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it

Guidance counselors, one for you!  Actually, 50 for you!  Add them all to your favorite blog reader (ask your librarian if you need help) and stay up to date on all the latest info and resources on colleges, careers, testing, financial aid, and many more. PS:  That photo is not of someone's manor, it is Coxe Hall at Hobart-William Smith College, located in the lovely Finger Lakes Region of NY).

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