College & Workforce Readiness Many Students Don't Fill Out the FAFSA. Here's One Practice That Could Help
New data suggests that meeting with a school counselor could make a difference.
Mathematics Why Elite College Admissions May Play an Outsized Role in K-12 Math Programs
Some college counselors say calculus is an implicit requirement for entry into selective colleges—and it's warping the K-12 math sequence.
Student Well-Being Spotlight Spotlight on Helping Students
This Spotlight will empower you with insights on newer tutoring methods and learning solutions available, mental health supports, and more.
College & Workforce Readiness 3 Ways to Help Students to Be the First in Their Families to Attend College
Alma Lopez, the 2022 ASCA School Counselor of the Year, offers advice on how to help first-generation students navigate college planning.
Student Well-Being Why School Counselors of Color Matter More Than Ever
Fighting racial biases and diversifying counseling staff is seen as crucial to boosting college-going rates among Black and Latino students.
College & Workforce Readiness From Our Research Center Class of COVID: 2021's Graduates Are Struggling More and Feeling the Stress
COVID-19 disrupted the class of 2020’s senior year. A year later, the transition to college has in some ways gotten worse.
College & Workforce Readiness 2021 Grad Builds Peer Support for College Planning
College-going clubs can support first-generation students, says Daniela Andrade, whose own high school club helped her get to Harvard.
College & Workforce Readiness Video Resilience, Faith, and Support: How Twin Brothers Forged Diverging Paths to College
Twin brothers from rural Arkansas reflect on their path to college in the midst of the pandemic.
College & Workforce Readiness Opinion What Will It Take to Get High School Students Back on Track?
Three proven strategies can support high school graduation and postsecondary success—during and after the pandemic.
College & Workforce Readiness Documentary A Year Interrupted
When COVID-19 closed schools for millions of students, Education Week documented two seniors as they faced an uncertain future.
College & Workforce Readiness Opinion School Counselors Need Better Training on College Admissions
Preservice training programs aren't doing enough to prepare graduates for their future roles as college counselors, writes Tara P. Nicola.
College & Workforce Readiness Many Young People Think a High School Diploma Is Enough, Poll Finds
Two new polls offer more evidence that Americans—and especially young Americans—are skeptical whether the investment in higher education is necessary or worth it.
College & Workforce Readiness Opinion There's More to College Prep Than Academics
It's time to move beyond grades, FAFSA applications, and test scores when getting students ready for higher education, writes Clewiston D. Challenger.
College & Workforce Readiness Opinion School Counselors Support Students. Are We Supporting Them?
We desperately need to level the playing field in college admissions, writes Mandy Savitz-Romer. School counselors are a good place to start.