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Guidance Counselors Are Underfunded, Crucial. Teenagers make bad choices.

Guidance Counselors Are Underfunded, Crucial

Honestly, who doesn’t? For adolescents, however, who are armed with new responsibilities, opportunities, and bodies they are almost inevitably unprepared to deal with, the wrong decision can have serious, life-altering effects. For low-income adolescents who lack the safety net that comes with privilege, the wrong decisions can be catastrophic. Students who drop out of high school or never graduate from college are, often without knowing it, setting themselves up to earn half as much as a college graduate does.

High schools, however, provide counselors who help guide students through a crucial sequence of choices—about whether and where they will go to college and about how they will pay for it—to stave off disaster. The significance of counseling is under-recognized by the public. The third item is where advising comes in. In the past decade, several nonprofit organizations have stepped in to provide supplemental college advising for underserved students. Mental Health In Schools: A Hidden Crisis Affecting Millions Of Students : NPR Ed. Part One in an NPR Ed series on mental health in schools.

Mental Health In Schools: A Hidden Crisis Affecting Millions Of Students : NPR Ed

You might call it a silent epidemic. Up to one in five kids living in the U.S. shows signs or symptoms of a mental health disorder in a given year. So in a school classroom of 25 students, five of them may be struggling with the same issues many adults deal with: depression, anxiety, substance abuse. And yet most children — nearly 80 percent — who need mental health services won't get them. Whether treated or not, the children do go to school. Technology could kill 5 million jobs by 2020 - Jan. 18, 2016.

Developments in artificial intelligence, robotics, and biotechnology, would disrupt the business world in a similar way to previous industrial revolutions, the World Economic Forum said in a report published Monday.

Technology could kill 5 million jobs by 2020 - Jan. 18, 2016

Administrative and white collar office jobs are most at risk from a "fourth industrial revolution," the forum said on the eve of its annual meeting in Davos this week. The impact of the tech revolution is the central topic of this year's gathering of the world's leaders and major business figures in the Swiss mountain resort. The forum surveyed senior executives from over 350 of the biggest companies in 15 of the world's major emerging and developed economies.

Together, those economies account for 65% of the global workforce. Related: Smart robots could soon steal your job It found that as many as 7.1 million jobs in the world's richest countries could be lost through redundancy and automation. Falling completion rates may jeopardize institutional value. Dive Brief: A new study reveals that less than 50% of first-time college students graduate within six years, a statistic that contrasts dramatically with the U.S.

Falling completion rates may jeopardize institutional value

Department of Education's guidelines for families on how to find a quality college or university. College enrollment to double in next decade. Dive Brief: A recent study suggests that the number of students in colleges and universities across the globe will double by 2025, which could have interesting impications in the U.S., given reports of declining enrollment at colleges nationwide.

College enrollment to double in next decade

With endowment funds headed for a second-straight year of bad returns, and public appropriations decreasing, the pressure will be for colleges to increase international and out-of-state recruitment to aid in stabilizing revenue. These demands will require schools to become more aggressive in promoting cultural tolerance, and technological advancement in teaching and service delivery. Dive Insight: An increase in global enrollment will present both opportunities and challenges for U.S. campuses dealing with dwindling feeder populations. It is a tall task by any measure, and part of the reason the college presidency is fading as a desired position. Recommended Reading. The Counselor's Role: Scaffolded Support In and Outside of the Classroom. For most of our students, graduating from college, let alone high school, is a new mindset.

The Counselor's Role: Scaffolded Support In and Outside of the Classroom

Most of our underserved student population is coming in with limited academic and social-emotional skills. Since we're an Early College high school, the counselors at Trinidad Garza understand that our students need to be equipped with the necessary knowledge and skills to thrive not only in their high school classes, but also in their college courses and environment.

In bridging this gap, we've developed support systems to prepare students emotionally and academically. Counselors use the daily study hall periods embedded into the master schedule to offer one of three supports, depending on our students' needs: What role does SEL play in whole child teaching? School counselor discusses how whole child teaching builds a strong foundation for success.

What role does SEL play in whole child teaching?

The success of a school, district or educational program is often measured by how well students score on academic tests or whether they graduate on time. But as a school counselor, my experience says that these big-picture measures of success don’t tell the whole story. Every day there are countless non-academic lessons occurring in classrooms, hallways, cafeterias and counseling offices, which contribute to those “big picture” outcomes. I’m talking about those social and emotional lessons that provide the skills for students to get along with their peers, make responsible decisions and form bonds with their teachers.

Teaching these skills alongside academics is referred to as teaching the “whole child” and helps build the foundation for students to be successful in academics, and in life. CCP- LibGuides at INFOhio. Plug Into Technology to Find the Best College Match. Factor Data In Your College Search Next » 1 of 11 (Hero Images/Getty Images)

Plug Into Technology to Find the Best College Match