An article outlining results from a recent poll of college students highlighting effects of COVID on college and career readiness.
For evidence based SEL supports appropriate for both district and school leaders, download this guide by the Center to Improve Social and Emotional Learning and School Safety at WestEd. It provides resources that are fully integrated into the educational experiences of students, families, staff and the community.
Many families have experienced significant income changes in the pandemic, and this tool helps families appeal financial aid packages.
Share this resource with schools that will calculate post-secondary costs and compare financial aid resources, demystifying often-confusing financial aid awards.
Several resources from uAspire are available for districts, schools and families. How-to videos and free virtual help is available so all students have opportunities to complete FAFSA, including advice and support for undocumented students.
Publicly sharing data about completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) will help schools and districts rally around a goal. Track FAFSA completion rates for your district or school with this dashboard from Forum Your Future and see year over year comparisons.
Another way to increase student autonomy and decrease the workload of counselors is this college match tool from Cappex that helps students explore match and fit. Counselor resources from College Greenlight are specifically geared towards supporting traditionally underrepresented students.
Consider investing in a college and career data base, such as Overgrad’s college and career site to help students and families see admissibility as well as graduation rates and financial fit based on their profile. Teachers can support students in younger grades to create a profile and build their student friendly list that shows important …
Creating or expanding family focused sites for postsecondary planning helps families explore postsecondary options together, rather than having the school be the sole information keeper. The NYC Department of Education’s K-12 college and career planning site is approachable and replicable for other schools or districts. These family inclusive suggestions for career exploration, organized by school …
Online communities, such as Career Village, are helpful once students are narrowed in on what they want to do. Another meaningful way to bring careers to life is by implementing Khan Academy’s Career Unit in 9th or 10th grade. Students learn about career basics and in-depth work experiences of young professionals via subtitled videos. The …