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According to the newest MetLife Survey of the American Teacher, 64% of teachers are reporting seeing an increase in the number of students and families needing health and social support services, while 28% of teachers have seen reductions or eliminations of those same services. As a result, schools may be faced with redefining their school counselors’ roles by necessity, and in the process may find better ways to leverage the counselor’s contributions to teachers and to student achievement.
Traditionally, school counselors have been asked to address students’ emotional or academic planning needs. See how one Alabama school is redefining the role of school counselor to become more active contributors to schools’ improvement plans, student achievement, and teacher professional learning.
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