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Call for Programs — NYSSCA Conference 2014
NYSSCA
Oct. 31-Nov. 1, 2014
Hilton Albany
"School Counselors: Informed, Accountable, Impactful"


The New York State School Counselor Association is looking for presenters and programs that will meet the growing needs of today's school counselors, especially in the areas of practical application, best practice,accountability and use of data.

The Call for Programs Form is available on homepage of our website at www.nyssca.org.

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NYSSCA elections
NYSSCA
Attention NYSSCA Members! Have you considered a role on the Executive Board for NYSSCA?

The following positions are open for this year's election: President Elect-Elect, VP Secondary, VP Directors and Regions 1, 3, 5, 7,10C Governors.

Please check our Governing Policies for information on what the responsibilities are for each position.

Also linked is a MAP of the NYSSCA regions. You can also check out our Election Policies and other governing documents on the front page (lower right side) of our website at www.nyssca.org.

If you wish to run for one of our elected Board Positions, submit a letter of intent and resume (email is encouraged) to Bob Rotunda, Executive Director at executivedirector@nyssca.org by Feb. 28, 2014.

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2014 NYSSCA Graduate Student Scholarship announcement
NYSSCA
To help future school counselors fulfill their educational goals, the New York State School Counselor Association awards scholarships to graduate students each year who are currently enrolled in a New York State accredited master's-level school counseling program.

Scholarships are awarded based on students' academic achievement, contributions to the field and commitment to the promotion of the ASCA/NYSSCA Comprehensive Model and NYS Learning Standards. The required letter of recommendation should be specific as to the candidate's suitability for the award.

NYSSCA Contact: Dr. Robert Rotunda, Executive Director, NYSSCA, (631) 582-4047, or at executivedirector@nyssca.org .

The application for the 2014 Graduate Student Scholarship is available HERE.

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Michelle Obama announces new rules for advertising junk food at schools
New York Daily News
Even the scoreboards in high school gyms will have to advertise only healthy foods under new rules announced by the Obama administration. Promotion of sugary drinks and junk foods around campuses during the school day will be phased out under the rules, intended to ensure that such marketing is brought in line with health standards that already apply to school foods.
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Education Department encouraging school districts to make sure online services protect student data
U.S. News & World Report
The Education Department encouraged school districts to use more scrutiny to protect student privacy when using online educational services. Online companies provide services such as the collection of school lunch money, portals for homework assignments and sites to watch video demonstrations. Concerns have been raised that private information collected by the companies could be shared publicly or used to market products and services to students or their families.
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Teens defend 'fail factory' school in error-filled letters
New York Post
Earlier this month, The Post exposed a scheme at Manhattan's Murry Bergtraum High School for Business Careers in which failing students could get full credit without attending class, but instead watch video lessons and take tests online. One social-studies teacher had a roster of 475 students in all grades and subjects. Red-faced administrators encouraged a student letter-writing campaign to attack The Post and defend its "blended learning" program.
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De Blasio says New York can add 29,000 pre-k seats
The New York Times
One of the biggest questions surrounding Mayor Bill de Blasio's push for a higher income tax to pay for more prekindergarten seats in New York City is whether he could create enough seats to justify the increase. Blasio tried to answer his skeptics, saying that up to 29,000 seats could be opened at schools and so-called community based organizations who would be under contract with the city.
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The Common Core is tough on kids with special needs
The Atlantic
Precocious students, students with learning disabilities, precocious students with learning disabilities: How does the Common Core suit them? Even before the widespread adoption of the Common Core, it was already increasingly rare for even the most intellectually unusual children to be exempted — whether by acceleration, remediation or placement in special classrooms — from the course of study followed by their cognitively typical peers.
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Failure and ignorance: 2 neglected keys to college success
Psychology Today
Students with a fixed mindset do not respond well to failure. They believe that people have a fixed level of intelligence, and that there's nothing to be done after failing a test. "As a result, they avoid a challenge and they were not resilient in the face of failure," according to Carol Dweck, author of Mindset: The New Psychology of Success. Students with a growth mindset believe that by expending effort people can improve their intelligence and skills. Thus, they know that "failure was part of growth."
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