NYSSCA Today
Jun. 19, 2014

NYSSCA and NYSUT stand united together for school counselors
NYSSCA
NYSUT's new leadership team has taken a strong supportive stand on the need for school counseling program standards and reasonable ratios in all New York State schools. A letter stating such was delivered to Commissioner King and the Board of Regents on June 5, 2014. You can read the letter in its entirely on the NYSSCA website: here.

The call for NYSUT's support was demonstrated with two resolutions calling for such a letter passed during NYSUT's Representative Assembly in April 2013. Most states have already adopted comprehensive school counseling program standards as described in the American School Counselor Association Model Program revised in 2012. Research repeatedly demonstrates how comprehensive programs lead to positive student outcomes such as improved academic success, graduation rates, lowered suspension rates and increases in college acceptances. Reasonable ratios with a maximum of 250:1 for comprehensive school counseling program delivery have also demonstrated similar positive student outcomes.

NYSSCA applauds NYSUT and looks forward to our continued work with its leadership team!

Gloria Jean
President-Elect, NYSED PPS Liaison
New York State School Counselor Association
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NYSSCA Awards Program
NYSSCA
NYSSCA is once again accepting nominees for awards to be presented at our annual conference to be held on Oct. 31-Nov. 1. This year's conference theme is "School Counselors: Informed, Accountable, Impactful" and complete Conference Information is available online at www.nyssca.org. NYSSCA presents awards in the following areas:

This year, all award nominations will be submitted online here. For School Counselor of the Year nominees, click on "Apply Now." For the Leadership Grant, Career Achievement and Outstanding Program Awards, click on "Other Awards" and then follow the instructions to make an online nomination. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Ron Smith.

Nominations are due Oct. 1. More

NYSSCA 2014 Conference news registration now open!
NYSSCA
Registration forms, exhibitor information and hotel registrations. NYSSCA Conference 2014. Oct. 31-Nov. 1, 2014. Hilton Albany. "School Counselors: Informed, Accountable, Impactful" call for programs form is available on the conference page of our website at www.nyssca.org.

Conference registration is now open. Online registration available here. "Paper" registration form is here.

Hotel reservations are to be made directly through the Albany Hilton and that info follows here: Make room reservations directly with the Albany Hilton 1-800-HILTONS (445-8667) or www.hiltonalbany.com. Use conference code 1NYSSC for the conference room rate.More

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