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ASCA Leadership Development and Delegate Assembly
NYSSCA
Dear NYSSCA Member,

Representatives from the NYSSCA Executive Board will be attending ASCA's Leadership Development Institute and Delegate Assembly this week in Phoenix, Arizona. President Gloria Jean; President-Elect Barbara Donnellan; Executive Director Bob Rotunda; VP Middle Level Kelly Whitney; VP Middle Level Elect Carol Miller; and, Webmaster Sean Finnerty will be attending Leadership Development Sessions with State School Counseling Association leaders from around the country. This is always a terrific opportunity for our leaders to communicate and collaborate with other state leaders and network for ideas that can work in New York. We will be communicating via Twitter and Facebook throughout LDI and the Delegate Assembly...

This team will also be attending that ASCA Conference that follows starting, Sunday, June 28.





RAMP Camp
NYSSCA
There is still time to register and hold your space!!

DID YOU KNOW ... RAMP Camp is NOT just for schools ready to apply for the designation of Recognized ASCA Model Program. If you just want to learn more about the ASCA National Model, RAMP Camp is for you! Come kick-start your school counselor program development.

Need a hotel for RAMP Camp?
NYSSCA has reserved rooms at a special price right next door to Shenendenhowa High School. To reserve a room at the $159 reduced price, call the Hilton Garden Inn of Clifton Park at 518-371-7777 and use code NYS. Reservations must be made by June 23 to take advantage of this special pricing. Reservations may be canceled up to 48 hours before the date of arrival. For additional information, contact RAMPCAMP@NYSSCA.org.



July 23, 2015
8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Sponsored by NYSSCA
Hosted by: Shenendehowa Central School District
Shenendehowa High School East
970 Route 146
Clifton Park, N.Y.


DID YOU KNOW ... RAMP Camp is NOT just for schools ready to apply for the designation of Recognized ASCA Model Program. If you just want to learn more about the ASCA National Model, RAMP Camp is for you! Come kick-start your school counselor program development.

Register online here
Complete flyer with registration form here.

Learn more about RAMP.

Learn More about our 'Camp Counselor', Dr, Brett Zyromski.

The RAMP designation is based on "The ASCA National Model: A Framework for School Counseling Programs," third edition.

Questions? Email RAMPCAMP@NYSSCA.ORG.

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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.
 


NYSSCA Annual Conference 2015 — Save the date
NYSSCA
New York State School Counselor Association Annual Conference 2015
"School Counselors: Advocating Access for All!"

The Sagamore Resort, on Lake George, Bolton Landing, NY
Nov. 20-21, 2015
Participant online registration here.
Exhibitor online registration here.

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NYC schools must submit diversity reports under new law
EducationDIVE
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio signed a diversity reporting bill, requiring school districts to do more in reporting demographic and diversity statistics. The School Diversity Accountability Act mandates that all schools supply data on diversity and demographics by grade and programing, such as gifted and talented and dual-language programs. The bill also asks that districts note any steps they take to increase diversity.
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To get into elite colleges, some advised to 'appear less Asian'
The Boston Globe
Brian Taylor is director of Ivy Coach, a Manhattan company that advises families on how to get their students into elite colleges. A number of his clients are Asian American, and Taylor is frank about his strategy for them. "While it is controversial, this is what we do," he says. "We will make them appear less Asian when they apply." That a hard working, high achieving Asian-American student would want to appear less Asian on a college application may seem counterintuitive. But Asian-American students already make up a disproportionate percentage of the student body at many select schools, compared to their share of the general population.
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Explore summer online learning options for high school students
U.S. News and World Report
Kim Davie remembers her reaction when her mom suggested she and twin sister Shayla enroll in a summer online course after their freshman year. "I wasn't all for it," she says sheepishly. A year later, though, both Houston-area high schoolers are willingly returning for another summer with the International Connections Academy to get a head start on next fall's course material. Shayla will take statistics after enrolling in Algebra 2 a year ago. Kimberly will study physics after last year's geometry course. Both expect a similar summer as last year, when they still had time for cheerleading camp, fitness camp and a vacation to Mexico.
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A school counselor's summer advice for teens
Here & Now
Summer can be a busy time for high school students. Some are touring colleges, others are taking classes. Lisa Micele, a high school counselor, suggests "How about getting a job at the Dairy Queen?" While so much emphasis is put on making a student appealing to a university admissions team, Lisa tells Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson that summer should be about being a kid, too. High school students should be allowed to sleep in, and maybe learn to do their laundry or cook a meal. And if you think college may not be in your future, Lisa says there are lots of summer programs to help young people re-think the future.
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Report: Addressing poverty gap calls for more flexible approaches
THE Journal
Figuring out how to close the "poverty" gap that keeps many low-income students from fully succeeding in school has generated numerous theories over decades. A new research paper suggests that delivering services beyond academic help in an "interdependent, deliberate way" may be the best way to achieve "breakthrough results." Researchers from the Clayton Christensen Institute for Disruptive Innovation examine two common two common approaches that have dominated policy making.
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House GOP aims to cut education funding, including Obama priorities
Education Week
The House Appropriations Committee unveiled its education spending proposal, which would slash funding for the U.S. Department of Education and its federal education programs by nearly $3 billion. The bulk of those cuts come from eliminating a slate of nearly 20 programs, including many high-profile Obama administration priorities like the School Improvement Grants, the Preschool Development Grant, Investing in Innovation and the Teacher Incentive Fund.
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A high school for the homeless
The Atlantic (commentary)
Eilene Zimmerman, a contributor for The Atlantic, writes: "Andrea and I sat cramped around a little two-top table at a Starbucks near her apartment, materials from her U.S. government class spread out before us. The handouts were photocopied news articles about teenagers pursuing The American Dream, the topic of an essay Andrea was writing. There was the Somali 'Lost Boy' and his remarkable rise from child soldier to U.S. college student; there was a young woman who escaped the Taliban and made it to a U.S. high school, then college on a scholarship."
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Study: Standing desks strengthen student concentration
District Administration Magazine
Students show stronger concentration when working at standing desks, according to new research. A recent study in the International Journal of Health Promotion and Education found that students using standing desks improved their ability to stay on task in class by 12 percent — the equivalent of gaining seven minutes per hour of instruction time. Researchers from Texas A&M and the University of Louisville studied 282 students in grades 2 through 4 for an academic year. Twenty-four classrooms were randomly chosen to receive standing desks or keep traditional seated desks.
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Dyslexia doesn't have to hold you back
Psychology Today
Dyslexia is a prevalent learning disability characterized by difficulties in reading and spelling, despite average levels of intelligence. Those diagnosed also show weakness in phonological awareness, verbal working memory, and processing speed. Younger students with dyslexia tend to struggle with sounds more than with the meaning of words. This can explain why students with dyslexia are often described as bright and articulate, yet their written work shows little evidence of this. There is a shift in the deficits driving reading difficulties from childhood to adulthood. While children with dyslexia find it hard to process the sounds of the word, adults with dyslexia struggled more with integrating the sounds with the meanings of the words.
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Poor students often lack a home Internet connection. Is this FCC program a solution?
The Hechinger Report
The hunt for after-school Internet connections needed to do homework might soon be over for some of the nation's poorest students. The Federal Communications Commission voted Thursday to include broadband connections in a $1.8 billion federal program that subsidizes telephone services for low-income people. This program isn't reserved for families with school-aged children, but supporters say the change will inevitably help the neediest students get online at home.
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Feds put millions toward training special educators
Disability Scoop
With an eye on improving services for students with disabilities, the U.S. Department of Education is funneling millions into programs to train new special educators. The Education Department said that it is granting $12.8 million to university programs coast to coast to address anticipated shortages in the field. The bulk of the funds — $9.2 million — are earmarked to help grow the number of "highly qualified personnel" serving students with disabilities in regular classrooms, special education programs, transition services and in early intervention, among other areas. Meanwhile, $3.6 million will go toward graduate programs to prepare individuals for leadership positions in special education.
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