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The Past, Present And Future of High-Stakes Testing | NPR

The Past, Present And Future Of High-Stakes Testing

After a long stretch as the law of the land, annual standardized tests are being put to, well, the test. This week, the Senate education committee held a

July 16th, 2014 Substance Abuse Recovery Workforce Development Day in conjunction with Virginia Summer Institute for Addiction Studies

July 2014 Substance Abuse Recovery Workforce Development Day in conjunction with Virginia Summer Institute for Addiction Studies

YOU are the front lines. Violence risk and threat assessment skills are critical for today’s school counselors, college counselors, and clinicians. But there is often a disconnect between what counselors learn in graduate programs and what is actually asked of them in day-to-day practice. ACA's newest book blends existing research and literature with a focus on practical application.

Harm to Others: The Assessment and Treatment of Dangerousness Brian Van Brunt

Hitting Re-set | Teaching Tolerance

What if you could start the school year over again?

Millions of families are heading to Target or Wal-Mart this month to make sure their kids have what they need for the first day of school. A...

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Millions of families are heading to Target or Wal-Mart this month to make sure their kids have what they need for the first day of school.

Jump Start your weekend with these interesting articles, educational links and resources we’ve been “pinning.” Follow ‘VASC School Counselor...

Five for Friday – – Virginia Alliance for School Counseling

As a direct result of our [American Counseling Association] partnership with Michelle Obama's Reach Higher initiative, ACA has developed a new School Counselor Connection webpage to serve as a resource clearinghouse for all counseling professionals engaged in the work of advancing students' post-secondary success. Use it to explore training options, college/career counseling tools, innovative programming, research, instructions for social media campaigns, and more.

As a direct result of our [American Counseling Association] partnership with Michelle Obama's Reach Higher initiative, ACA has developed a new School Counselor Connection webpage to serve as a resource clearinghouse for all counseling professionals engaged in the work of advancing students' post-secondary success. Use it to explore training options, college/career counseling tools, innovative programming, research, instructions for social media campaigns, and more.

From ACA: I AM HERE 4 - YouTube The final video in our series of I AM HERE videos to showcase counselor diversity and dedication during Counseling Awareness Month 2014. Share this video to help spread the word that professional counselors are passionate, diverse, and committed to helping people from all walks of life and all depths of despair to survive and thrive in today's world!

The final video in our series of I AM HERE videos to showcase counselor diversity and dedication during Counseling Awareness Month Share this video to .

Interview With Cory Notestine, 2015 School Counselor of the Year

Most discussions about Latino student's educational achievement often revolve around educators, policymakers or school administrators. While each of those roles are essential in turning the numbe.

Marketable Skills | VCA-VASC.org Virginia Alliance for School Counseling  #schoolcounselor #schoolcounseling #mediation #elementaryschool #education #counseling #peermediation

Marketable Skills – Virginia Alliance for School Counseling

There’s a reason that the first specialized school-cautious gatekeepers region unit tech planners and originators. Steve Jobs was a grandly low-tech parent. Silicon Valley specialized school chiefs and authorities enroll their children in no tech Waldorf resources. Google originators Sergey Brin and Larry Page went to no-tech Montessori resources, as did Amazon creator Jeff Bezos and Wikipedia...

This piece was adapted from The Game Believes in You: How Digital Play Can Make Our Kids Smarter, out in April from Palgrave Macmillan. Steve Jobs once .

Kids these days do not enjoy tests because they are so difficult to do, and it is very confusing when they lose faith in themselves. So that means that all the tests that we take affect us by making us think we "failed".

What schools could use instead of standardized tests. A bill is being drafted that would end annual testing requirements. What would schools do without them?

Rethinking Testing in the Age of the iPad

Rethinking Testing in the Age of the iPad

Moving assessments onto mobile devices may open the door to quicker feedback for students and teachers as well as richer data, but integrating them into classrooms can be a challenge.

School counselors' duties expanding with growth of social media  Read more: http://triblive.com/lifestyles/health/6703053-74/counselors-says-counselor#ixzz3F83i5euK  Follow us: @triblive on Twitter | triblive on Facebook

When Jennifer DiVittis was in high school, she went to her guidance counselor for help scheduling classes and applying for college.

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