Let’s head to the counselor’s office and revisit the options for high school graduates
Apr 21, 2022

Let’s head to the counselor’s office and revisit the options for high school graduates

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May 1 is National College Decision Day, but as that day approaches, there's data that shows a drop in college enrollment during the pandemic. The freshman enrollment rate last fall was 9.2% lower than prior to the pandemic in the fall of 2019, according to the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center. This is causing many counselor to rethink how the approach broaching the subject of the future with students. For more, we spoke to Steve Schneider, a school counselor at Sheboygan South High School in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. The Justice Department is appealing a judge's ruling that voided the nationwide transportation mask mandate.

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School counselor on navigating post-high school plans: “There are so many ways to approach this"

Apr 21, 2022
When the counselors at Sheboygan South High School in Wisconsin realized about 50% of their graduates weren't going to college, they put renewed focus on supporting alternative pathways for students.
There’s been a marked drop in college enrollment during the pandemic
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Victoria Craig Host, BBC
Stephen Ryan Senior Producer, BBC
Jonathan Frewin Producer, BBC
Jay Siebold Technical Director
Jesson Duller Media Producer
Erika Soderstrom Producer
Rose Conlon Producer
Alex Schroeder Producer
Redmond Carolipio Digital Producer
Ariana Rosas Producer/Director

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