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The 1st annual Healthy School Communities: Vision in Action
Putnam Northern Westchester BOCES
Registration now open
Location: Putnam Northern Westchester BOCES, Yorktown Heights, N.Y.
Date/Time: March 21, 2014, 8 a.m.-3 p.m.
Cost: $35

For a conference flyer and registration information, click HERE.

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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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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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PRODUCT SHOWCASE
  Inspirations for Youth and Families

Inspirations for Youth and Families teen rehab is a small, privately run treatment center and private school located in Florida. The program helps teenagers overcome drug and alcohol addiction in a calm, therapeutic setting. Clients participate in daily exercise, counseling, and a variety of therapies. A typical stay at Inspirations lasts 30 to 90 days.
 


Emotional Intelligence Conference at Queens College
NYSSCA
The keynote speaker, Dr. John D. Mayer, is a major figure in the field and one of the originators of the EI concept. The expert presenters will span a range of topics about applications of EI in education, leadership, mental health and organizations.

For further information and registration information, click EI conference at Queens College.

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  AROUND THE INDUSTRY



SAT to drop essay requirement, return to top score of 1600
The Washington Post
The SAT college admission test will no longer require a timed essay, will dwell less on fancy vocabulary and will return to the familiar 1600-point scoring scale in a major overhaul intended to open doors to higher education for students who are now shut out. The second redesign of the SAT in this century aims to strip many of the tricks out of a test currently administered to more than 1.5 million students in every high school graduating class.
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Gov. Cuomo airs support for charter schools
New York Daily News
The clashing agendas of Mayor de Blasio and Gov. Cuomo played out in dueling rallies as the governor vowed to support the charter school movement, which the mayor wants to rein in. Addressing 7,000 cheering charter school parents, teachers and students, a fired-up Cuomo left little doubt that he stood with them against the forces seeking to limit charter schools.
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Advocates says New York schools tour shows funding lack
The Associated Press via The Daily News
Advocates and lawmakers say a statewide tour of school districts — one that included Wyoming Central and Byron-Bergen in Genesee County — shows New York is failing to adequately fund public education. The Alliance for Quality Education and Campaign for Fiscal Equity toured 14 school districts. They say the state is failing to provide the "sound, basic education" required by a 2006 court ruling in a lawsuit over funding New York City's schools.
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Ratings strategy with a cost?
Insider Higher Ed
Of all the criticism leveled at the Obama administration's plan to rate colleges, perhaps the most widespread critique is that a ratings system will harm disadvantaged students' access to higher education. A ratings system in which colleges are judged based on the outcomes of their students, the argument goes, would create incentives for institutions to stop enrolling disadvantaged students, who may hurt the institution's objective measures, such as graduation rates or post-graduate earnings. At least one university says it has already begun denying admission to "risky" applicants.
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PRODUCT SHOWCASE
  When you're here, you're almost there

Health Analytics is the future of health care administration and the new, one of a kind analytics program at D'Youville College, will give the student an early career advantage in this high demand profession. Health Analytics is vital to any organization in the planning, implementation of programs and policy. www.dyc.edu
 


5 developmental needs gap years meet that colleges don't
Psychology Today
The transition to college is a lot like the transition to middle school. There are enormous developmental changes happening within students — cognitive, social, emotional — at the same time that they are challenged with a dynamic new social and academic scene. As anyone who has been to a middle school can attest, ensuring students learn and grow in productive ways requires intentional support to meet their developmental needs.
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5 things college admissions directors won't tell you
Forbes
Often high school students don't know what to ask, or ask the wrong questions, when visiting a college campus. Sure, they might cover such basics as "How many students are enrolled?" or "What housing is available to freshmen?" or "What are the students like?" But it's also essential to ask some tough questions about academic advising, tuition and safety. This can help prevent a student from being blind-sided down the road, derailing chances of getting a degree and finding a job. Here are some things students and parents might not find out unless they probe.
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