Training Ramps Up to Better Equip School Counselors for College Advising

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As states and districts try to prepare more students for postsecondary education, efforts are building to better position high school guidance counselors to provide more of the outreach and support to disadvantaged teenagers. One key challenge, experts say, is that counselors themselves need training to better advise students from diverse backgrounds on college options. In a new Education Week story, Counselors Work to Get More Students on College Path, I include examples of professional development programs and pre-service curriculum that are doing just that.