‘I Am Beyond Worried’: More HS Students Are Applying for Financial Aid — and Enrolling in College as a Result. Coronavirus May Put an End to Both

When Akyiaha Simpson, a senior at California’s Orange Vista High School, started applying to college last fall, she wasn’t sure how she was going to pay for it. The first step? Filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). It was a requirement not only to get money for college but also to earn her high school diploma. …

Effective counselors boost graduation, college attendance

COURTESY OF: Shawna De La Rosa Education Drive In her research, Mulhern also found counselors focusing onimproving non-cognitive skills like attendance and behavior did not seem to translate into better education or boost attendance at selective colleges, which indicates highly effective counselors focus on different areas of achievement. Her research also shows same-race counselors bump upstudents’ likelihood of graduating high …

Guidance to high school counselors: Brush up on your college advising

COURTESY OF: Carolyn Jones Washinton Post JURUPA VALLEY, Calif. — Felicida Barajas’s office at Jurupa Valley High School was strangely silent. The only sounds were the clacking of computer keys and the occasional joke to break the tension as 12th-graders hunched over laptops trying to finish their essays ahead of a looming college application deadline. Six students perched on chairs …

How some California school districts invest in counseling – and achieve results

COURTESY OF: Carolyn Jones <a href=”https://edsource.org/2019/a-novel-idea-for-california-requiring-students-to-fill-out-financial-aid-forms/619373″ target=”_blank”>EdSource</a> Geovanna Veloz, a senior at Mission High School in San Francisco, has always known she wants to be a nurse. What she didn’t know was how to get there. Her parents couldn’t help much. Immigrants from Mexico, they speak limited English, work long hours and don’t have much experience with education. Neither went …

California’s Riverside County Office of Education Improves Students’ Postsecondary Success with Data and Education Insights

COURTESY OF: National Student Clearinghouse National Student Clearinghouse According to a study by Georgetown University Public Policy Institute’s Center on Education and the Workforce, 65 percent of jobs will require some kind of postsecondary education by 2020. And California’s Riverside County is in danger of being left behind. A 2016 study of the 25 largest metropolitan areas in the country, …