Only a third of the country's public high schools have a counselor devoted to helping students get prepared for college, and the problem is even worse in high-poverty schools.
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November 13, 2018
November 07, 2018
Counselors at half of the nation's high schools say students are getting more interested in political activism. More than a third of college admissions officers say they're seeing more students write essays about political activism.
February 08, 2018
A new report shows that school counselors are still carrying big caseloads, even as they're being asked to advise students on a widening range of issues.
January 10, 2018
The U.S. Department of Justice is asking a national college-counseling group for information about possible antitrust violations in its ethics policy.
December 21, 2017
The most-read blog posts of 2017 show a wide-ranging interest in financial aid, the value of high school diplomas and bachelor's degrees, and, yes, testing screwups.
December 01, 2017
A Republican bill to overhaul the Higher Education Act would require schools to notify students by 10th grade that financial aid could help them afford college. It also requires "enhanced" financial-aid counseling.
October 26, 2017
One college-advising program is helping to bridge the college-graduation gap for low-income and first-generation students with up to six years of support, researchers say. What lessons can schools learn?
January 06, 2017
Michelle Obama chooses a gathering of school counselors as a symbolic place to give final, emotional remarks as first lady, calling counselors "heroes" of education.
December 07, 2016
Meeting one-on-one with school counselors has a powerful effect on students' chances of going to college and of applying for financial aid, a new study reports.
May 26, 2016
The move places a counselor devoted to college planning in schools that need extra support.