Giving Guidance: Counselors’ Role in College and Career Readiness
When it comes to making sure students are college and career ready, middle and high school guidance counselors play a critical — and often underreported — role.In this EWA webinar, attendees received an advance look at the College Board Advocacy & Policy Center’s second-annual survey of guidance counselors, in which respondents outlined some of the challenges of helping students meet ever-increasing expectations, as well as identified shortfalls in their own training and professional development.In this recording, you’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.
Moderator: Emily Richmond, EWA Public Editor
- 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
- Kathleen Smallwood, middle school guidance counselor, Mobile (Ala.) County Public Schools