The Answer Sheet: Counselors


Posted at 04:00 AM ET, 02/10/2014

‘The greatest line I never said’ -- from college admissions counselors

But they really wanted to.

By Valerie Strauss  |  04:00 AM ET, 02/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Counselors

Posted at 09:59 AM ET, 09/06/2013

If you’re talking about ‘college and career ready’

A tweet that makes sense.

By Valerie Strauss  |  09:59 AM ET, 09/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Counselors, Guidance Counselors, The Counselor Problem

Posted at 12:24 PM ET, 04/27/2013

A dozen things teachers won't tell parents (e.g., 'Kids dish on your secrets all the time')

What teachers would like to say to parents but don't: Please, no more mugs, frames, or stuffed animals, and a bunch more.

By Valerie Strauss  |  12:24 PM ET, 04/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Teachers, We're Not Marriage Counselors

Posted at 05:20 PM ET, 03/20/2013

How big is the school counselor shortage? Big

As a national debate continues about how to make schools safer, the student-counselor ratio in some states remains shockingly high.

By Valerie Strauss  |  05:20 PM ET, 03/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  School Counselors, Why It Matters

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 02/02/2011

Obstacles to better school counseling -- and what to do about it

School counselors know full well that they can't always be there to help students. A counseling expert says that the problem is that counselors can’t change things by themselves.

By Valerie Strauss  |  07:00 AM ET, 02/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Guest Bloggers, Guest Bloggers, Guest Bloggers | Tags:  counselors, national school counselors week, school counselors

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 01/12/2011

A critical shortage of school counselors

Public schools in the United States on average give each school counselor more than twice the recommended number of students to help. And in some states, including Arizona, the ratio is much higher.

By Valerie Strauss  |  05:00 AM ET, 01/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Student Life, Student Life | Tags:  counselors, jared lee loughner, jared loughner, loughner, loughner and mental health, mental health, mental health issues, mental illnesses, school counselors

Posted at 11:08 AM ET, 10/06/2010

Paper applications for tech schools: a harbinger?

A college counseling director finds an unusual applications twist: Technological universities using paper applications.

By Valerie Strauss  |  11:08 AM ET, 10/06/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Admissions, College Admissions | Tags:  college admissions, college applications, college counselors

Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 03/06/2010

The link between counselors and kids going to college

A new study tells us what high school counselors already know: They are overworked and lots of kids are left to their own devices. Now it's time to stop spending money on reports that tell us what we already know and use it hire and train more counselors.

By Valerie Strauss  |  06:30 AM ET, 03/06/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Admissions, College Admissions | Tags:  high school counselors