The Answer Sheet: school 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)

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)

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)

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)