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NYSSCA announces School Counselor Summit organized by NYSED
NYSSCA
NYSSCA Board Members have been involved in the steering committee and we encourage School Counselors, Administrators, School Counselor Supervisors, School Counselor Educators and other stakeholders to participate in this event.

April 7-8, 2014
The Desmond Hotel, 660 Albany-Shaker Road, Albany, N.Y.

The Announcement Letter can be found here and the Participant Nomination Form is here.

Click here to read a message from Tracey Johnson, Office of K-16 Initiatives and Access Programs, NYS Education Department.
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Seeing the toll, schools revise zero tolerance
The New York Times
Faced with mounting evidence that get-tough policies in schools are leading to arrest records, low academic achievement and high dropout rates that especially affect minority students, cities and school districts around the country are rethinking their approach to minor offenses. Perhaps nowhere has the shift been more pronounced than in Broward County's public schools in Florida.
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School administrator's guide to supporting the role of school counselors
Edutopia
After the Sandy Hook tragedy, President Obama called for increased mental health support in school settings. Counselors are qualified to work with students in individual counseling, small group counseling and large group support. Besides being leaders, advocates, collaborators and systemic change agents, counselors have training in crisis intervention and are often called upon to assist in small- and large-scale crisis situations. However, if school counselors are engaged in too many non-counseling duties, then their effectiveness is reduced.
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  FYI: ASL-English Interpreting Programs

Click here for information every high school guidance counselor should know about ASL-English Interpreting degree programs.
 


The high school guidance counselor shortage
TIME
A public school counselor in the U.S. now has an average caseload of 471 students, according to the American School Counselor Association, or ASCA. And the situation is getting worse. In California, for example, the ratio has increased from 1-to-810 before the 2008 economic downturn to 1-to-1,016 today. That's for all grades. In high schools, where counselors are often the primary source of information about college, each one is responsible for a nationwide average of 239 students, the ASCA says.
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For New York City's charter schools, a lesson on paying rent
The New York Times
As a rent-paying school, Bronx Community Charter may also offer a lesson to many New York City charter schools if the mayor-elect, Bill de Blasio, follows through on his campaign proposal that "well-resourced" charter schools pay rent. Charter schools, which receive public funds but are independently operated, have thrived in New York in the last dozen years — in no small measure because the administration of Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg has provided them with space and other resources.
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College admission offers may get easier to obtain
Los Angeles Times
After a long stretch of rising competition in college admissions, the numbers this year may be on the side of students like Davone Morales, an Eagle Rock High School senior. He and his classmates nationwide are lucky to be part of the smallest group in years applying to college. The population dip won't bust open the doors to Stanford, Harvard, UCLA and other highly selective campuses. But many experts predict it will be somewhat easier to obtain admission offers from many good, even competitive, schools.
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Study: Rich New York schools spend 80 percent more than poor
USA Today
The wealthiest 10 percent of New York school districts spent 80 percent more per student last year compared to the poorest 10 percent, according to the state's largest teacher union. During the 2012-13 school year, the wealthiest districts spent an average of $35,690 per student, according to a New York State United Teachers analysis. The poorest schools spent an average of $19,823.
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  When you're here, you're almost there

About D'Youville D'Youville is an independent Catholic college located in Buffalo, New York. Founded by the Grey Nuns in 1908, D'Youville offers undergraduate, graduate and professional degree programs in allied health professions, education, business and liberal arts.
 


Performance-based test for teachers rolls out
Education Week
As the test, known as the edTPA, kicks into high gear in 2013-14 after two years of pilot testing, thousands more teacher-candidates will be expected to demonstrate those competencies to receive a teaching certificate. New York and Washington state plan to introduce it into licensing by spring. By 2015-16, seven states will make it part of teacher certification or use it to review their preparation programs.
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Poster child: Ads on school district property near actuality
Philly.com
A bill promising to bring millions of dollars in advertising revenue to the school district in Philadelphia made strides recently when it cleared its first hurdle in City Council. Introduced by Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown, the Philadelphia Advertising on School Property bill would allow for placement of commercial advertisements on school district buildings as a means of generating funds for the district.
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Project-based learning: Working together for deeper understanding
Archita Datta Majumdar
There are two important aspects to project-based learning: digging into the core of every subject to gain deeper insights and learning by doing instead of a one-way instructional pattern. Though PBL is by no means a new concept, it has gained major momentum in recent years. Educators across the country are focused on harnessing the various tools and technology available to make learning more interesting and informative and to engage students deeper. More and more states are opting for PBL curricula, with states like Texas leading the pack on more innovative ideas of teaching and learning.
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