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NYSSCA announces School Counselor Summit organized by NYSED
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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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Study: New York State schools safer following Sandy Hook shooting
WNYT-TV
According to a New York State School Boards Association study, school resource officers like Columbia High School's Peter Partak are the single most effective security measure in a school. Since Newtown, nearly 78 percent of New York's school districts, including Columbia High School, improved their emergency response plans.
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NBC reporters gain access to some schools with ease, exposing security gaps
NBC News
NBC reporters were able to access school buildings and walk around at several New York-area schools, two NBC investigations have found, raising questions about school security as the anniversary of the massacre in Newtown, Conn. approaches.
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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.
 


New York City schools STEM tide of future unemployment with science, math focus
New York Daily News
The revolution in science, technology, engineering and math instruction taking place in New York classrooms of all kinds has turned the city into a global icon for cutting-edge education at every level. From Mayor Bloomberg's billion-dollar bet on the city's four new, elite "genius" universities, to overhauls underway in public schools from Brooklyn to the Bronx, STEM education has transformed the city's landscape and its future.
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Report: Teachers aren't trained to praise their students
The Atlantic
Ask a new teacher what the hardest part of his job is, and he'll very likely answer, "getting my students to listen to me." There are a number of reasons that classroom management is a challenge. New teachers tend to be young — as little as five years older than their students, if they teach high school — and students don't reflexively respect someone who looks like a peer. They also are by definition inexperienced. They haven't developed the teacher instincts that allow them to sense a disruption coming long before it happens.
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High school with no walls takes shape
The Wall Street Journal
New York City is planning to open a new high school next year—but it won't have a gym, library, science lab or even a math classroom. The city wants to open a so-called school without walls, one where students would take courses that combine online and classroom learning, while giving them more time for internships. Microsoft Corp. will help coordinate internships and industry mentors for students, who could receive certificates showing they have mastered Microsoft Office programs.
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Delay for new SAT
Inside Higher Ed
The new SAT will not be arriving until 2016, one year later than originally announced. A brief statement released by the College Board's press office said that "this change in the timing of the redesign will serve our members in higher education by providing two years to plan for the redesigned exam and it will allow students to take the revised PSAT/NMSQT before the revised SAT."
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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.
 


College applicants in need of good grades, good deeds to gain admission
Tribune-Review
Grades still reign supreme on the list of importance as far as admissions go, but today's colleges are interested in learning as much as they can about each individual's personal accomplishments, extracurricular activities and more before deciding whether to admit them, admissions administrators say.
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A cruel dilemma for those on the cusp of adult life
The Boston Globe
Bianca Martinez is 15 and has a dream, to work someday as an animation artist, preferably in Japan, a country she has been fixated on for years. But for now the idea of getting any kind of paid job, even at the Holyoke Mall, where many of her teenage friends work, worries her because of what she might lose: Her $600-a-month federal disability check, which represents more than half her family’s income.
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Graph: Countries with higher math scores have unhappier kids
The Atlantic
One interesting nugget in international student test scores released today by OECD is that the countries with the smartest students also reported the unhappiest kids. Korea, for example, boasts the best math scores in the world, but also has the least-happy students. Indonesia's kids report being the world's happiest students, but they produce the world's second-lowest math scores. Is there a relationship between math and misery?
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