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5 Insights on Maximizing Your Student Success Programs

The way that we measure student success has evolved over the past two decades. Before the 2001 reauthorization of ESEA, achievement gaps and low graduation rates among subgroups—primarily, low SES and minority students—could be hidden by aggregating data. The No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act held schools accountable by requiring the disaggregation of graduation rates…

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Strengthening Your District’s Career Exploration Curriculum

The global COVID-19 pandemic caused unprecedented disruptions in education. Previously, graduation rates nationwide were steadily climbing, and while 2020 saw a decline of on-time high school graduations in several states, other states, including New York, Florida, and Utah, saw continued progress. While this is positive news, students need more than a diploma. They need a…

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Supporting Your District Career Development Plan for Students

Albert Einstein said, “The definition of genius is taking the complex and making it simple.” Implementing a career development plan for students throughout a district might sound simple but can be quite complex. The larger the school district, the more complicated it can be, but with the right tools, simplicity in planning for teachers, counselors,…

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Supporting Students with Making Career and Academic Choices

A Team Approach to Supporting Students with Making Career and Academic Choices In a school, the role of career advisor cannot fall to just the counselor—it must be a team effort. Schools that commit to the post-secondary success of every student understand this. The counselor’s goal of supporting students with making career and academic choices…

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5 Tips for Supporting Career Development for Students Districtwide

Much is expected of career counselors in today’s secondary school environment, but not all their resources are geared toward helping students find a path to success. Counselors often play a role in resolving student wellbeing and family issues. With ratios as overwhelming as 479 students to every counselor, it’s challenging to find the time to…