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Too Few and Too Busy

This article originally appeared at "Chalkbeat."

Many things separate the students who graduate and go on to promising careers from those who are left behind — luck, privilege, parent involvement.

But Mandy Savitz-Romer, a professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and a former school counselor herself, says having an available and knowledgeable counselor can make an important difference for kids, especially kids from low-income communities.

“Counselors are essential to closing the achievement gap,” Savitz-Romer said. “But counselors’ roles are often poorly-defined and their conditions are flawed.”...

Read more at Chalkbeat.