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EWA Webinar: How Are Guidance Counselors Helping Develop College & Career-Ready Students?

When it comes to making sure students are college and career ready, middle and high school guidance counselors play a critical — and often under-reported — role.

On Tuesday, Nov. 27 at 12 noon (Eastern Time), EWA will host a webinar for journalists focusing on the  College Board Advocacy & Policy Center’s second-annual survey of guidance counselors, in which respondents outline some of the challenges of helping students meet ever-increasing expectations, as well as identify shortfalls in their own training and professional development.

We’ll also hear from experts in the field as to the implications of the survey’s findings, as well as what’s being done at the local, state and national level to improve guidance counseling. You’ll come away with a deeper understanding of the issues, as well as ideas for localizing this important story for your own readers.

The presenters will be Pat Martin, assistant vice president, College Board National Office for School Counselor Advocacy; Peggy Hines, director of the Education Trust’s National Center for Transforming School Counseling; and Kathleen Smallwood, middle school guidance counselor, Mobile (Ala.) County Public Schools.

To register for the webinar, click here.

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