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Fall 2014

Support for School Counselors

White House logoOur current system of support for college access is fragmented and therefore ultimately ineffective,” said senior lecturer and former guidance counselor Mandy Savitz-Romer, who helped organize the event along with Eric Waldo, Ed.M.’03, executive director of First Lady Michelle Obama’s Reach Higher initiative. “To deliver on the promise of the White House Opportunity Agenda, we must identify and scale innovative ways for school counselors to lead college readiness efforts.”

She also praised the work already being done in this area by President Barack Obama and the First Lady, who, via satellite, told the group, “School counseling should not be an extra or a luxury just for school systems that can afford it. School counseling is a necessity to ensure that all our young people get the education they need to succeed in today’s economy.”

See a video and listen to interviews from the event.