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March 1, 2022
California made a historic investment in school counselors. Is it enough?
Despite a funding windfall, California still lags near the bottom nationally in student-to-counselor ratio, although some districts improve.
December 9, 2021
What it takes to be an award-winning counselor
How did these award-winning counselors from California's Central Valley become so good at what they do? How did their own experiences shape them?
November 8, 2021
The ‘absolutely essential’ role of Black counselors on campus
Black counselors can play a key role in ensuring Black students are placed in college prep classes and get mental health services.
August 5, 2021
Back to school: Healing students' grief and anxiety
Host Zaidee Stavely talks with reporter Carolyn Jones and a school counselor about how schools are preparing to focus on mental health and wellbeing.
January 20, 2021
The best way to handle student anxiety about the insurrection? Talk about it
Amid political strife, some school districts have been discouraging political discussions.
December 9, 2020
School ‘wellness centers’ could be an answer to soaring mental health needs in California
Schools should join with health agencies and nonprofits to provide mental and physical health services for families, state commission says.
May 13, 2020
Student anxiety, depression increasing during school closures, survey finds
More than half of California students surveyed after campuses closed said they need mental health services.
March 27, 2020
Coronavirus crisis spurs high school seniors’ anxieties about college plans
The health crisis has high school seniors worried about college enrollment deadlines. Other concerns rise about grades and financial aid. Colleges promise some flexibility.
November 22, 2019
Shootings underscore school counselors' daunting challenges
This week: We explore the issue of gun violence and how school counselors are dealing with it and the multiple areas of stress in students' lives.
March 10, 2019
Many California schools have police but no counselors, ACLU report finds
The report used federal data to make the argument that schoolchildren in America are over-policed and under-supported by health and mental health professionals.
September 18, 2018
School-based health care a low priority in California
The state ranks at or near the bottom nationwide in student access to health and counseling services. But all schools could offer basic care for $90 in added annual spending per student, report finds.
August 20, 2017
'A pathological optimist,' counseling award winner urges students to pursue college aid
Statewide award recipient Lynda McGee was praised for her efforts to get low-income students into college. She says that some students should try to attend college away from home to have a better shot at finishing in four years.
April 30, 2017
Financial aid is key to the final and often tough choice of colleges
Students from low-income and immigrant families may face particularly difficult decisions in weighing colleges' financial aid offers. Some families are very resistant to loans.
January 22, 2015
Counselors optimistic about resurgence in schools
A shortage of school counselors has hampered efforts to serve students. But additional funding and a growing state focus on college and career preparation – and a new push from the First Lady – are translating to additional resources and more attention to counselors' role.