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Louisiana Department of Education, 2018
"Louisiana Believes," the state's comprehensive plan to prepare students for college and career success, includes a system of related policies and programs that help schools provide students with pathways to future prosperity, give schools the resources to offer these pathways, and reward schools when students achieve their goals. This…
Descriptors: High School Students, College Readiness, Career Readiness, At Risk Students
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Merlin, Clare – Journal of School Counseling, 2017
Multicultural education is an educational approach designed to ensure equal educational opportunities for all students, including those in marginalized groups. This approach has historically been directed towards teachers, but school counselors have the appropriate training and skills to lead multicultural education efforts, as well. In this…
Descriptors: School Counselors, Multicultural Education, Equal Education, Educational Opportunities
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Quigney, Theresa A. – Journal of School Counseling, 2017
The transition to life after high school for students with disabilities and the vital role that school counselors have in assisting the students and their families to achieve success are discussed. As there may be unique requirements for these students in making this transition, it is important that school counselors are acquainted with particular…
Descriptors: Disabilities, School Counselors, Counselor Role, Goal Orientation
Federal Student Aid, US Department of Education, 2017
The 2017-18 "Counselors and Mentors Handbook on Federal Student Aid" provides useful information to help high school counselors, TRIO and Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP) staff, and other mentors advise students about financial aid for postsecondary education. This book focuses on the federal…
Descriptors: Federal Aid, Student Financial Aid, High Schools, School Counselors
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Boccio, Dana E. – Journal of Applied School Psychology, 2015
Suicide remains the third leading cause of death among young people in the United States. Considering that youth who contemplate suicide generally exhibit warning signs before engaging in lethal self-harm, school-based mental health professionals can play a vital role in identifying students who are at risk for suicidal behavior. Nevertheless, the…
Descriptors: Suicide, At Risk Persons, Risk Assessment, Youth
DuBois, Coraline; Losoff, Rachel – Communique, 2015
Transgender students have unique and intense needs to be addressed for a safer and more inclusive school experience. Experiencing harassment and feeling unsafe at school can lead to negative educational outcomes, such as depression, victimization, poor academic outcomes, substance abuse, school avoidance, risky sexual behavior, suicidal ideation,…
Descriptors: Sexual Identity, Inclusion, Educational Environment, School Safety