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September 10, 2012

Counselors a Resource for College-Goers, But Many Find Them Unapproachable

National group offers advice for students on how to form good relationships with school counselors.

June 21, 2012

Researcher Calls for Better College-Readiness Counselor Training

Paper released by NACAC call for high school counselor to have better training to help student with college and career readiness.

February 27, 2012

Early High School Graduation Discussed in Online Chat Today

Early high school graduation is encouraged in some states with scholarship incentives. Join an online chat on the concept Monday Feb 27 at 1 p.m.

January 26, 2012

New Toolkit for Young People on State-by-State Job Prospects

In today's tight job market, young people especially need all the help they can get. A free online toolkit launched Tuesday by the Young Invincibles and the American School Counselor Association has detailed job-market information, including college majors with the lowest unemployment rates by sta...

January 23, 2012

Hope for Imperfect Students in College-Admissions Process

The competitive college-admission process has many high school students in a frenzy over grades, activities, and testing. Jay Mathews' recent column in The Washington Post, 5 Wrong Ideas About College Admission, adds some needed perspective. The myths he spells out give hope to the less-than-perfe...

December 28, 2011

Top 2011 College Bound Posts Span Access to Completion

Looking back at the most-read College Bound posts of the year, you can see a range of issues. From policymakers to parents to educators, you were drawn to stories about applications and access, completion and jobs. So, a drum roll please.....The top 10 stories, as measured by hits on this blog, fo...

December 20, 2011

Report: Counselors Are Untapped Resource in College Readiness

Too often, high school counselors are stuck with menial tasks or bogged down helping a few troubled students. A better use of their time would be to guide students for life beyond high school and would lead to a college- and career-ready agenda, according to a new report from the Education Trust. C...

December 14, 2011

College Board Reports Sluggish Progress on Completion Rates

While more Americans are getting college degrees every year, the pace of progress is slower than many have hoped. A new report from the College Board shows 41.1 percent of adults ages 25 to 34 have an associate degree or higher, up from 38.1 percent in 2000. At this rate, the completion rate will ...

August 23, 2011

Student Interest in Science, Health Jobs Doesn't Match Need

Hospitals and labs may be where the jobs are, but it's not where student interest lies. A survey of high school students conducted by Harris Interactive for the University of the Sciences reveals that 49 percent are "definitely or probably not" considering a career in science or health care—up...

July 27, 2011

Surveys Tap Into Student Voices to Improve High Schools

As schools look to improve everything from teaching to counseling to college and career readiness, students have a unique perspective—yet they are not always asked for their opinion. A national survey project called YouthTruth is trying to address that often-missing piece in the reform puzzle...

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