Guidance Gap

Counselors are key to helping students navigate school, apply to college and map out careers, but there’s a critical shortage of them in our nation’s schools. We look at how the school counseling crisis is affecting kids.

Maria Malik will be going to Princeton University in the fall on a full scholarship.

How one observant Muslim girl persuaded her parents to let her go to Princeton

Maria Malik will be going to Princeton University in the fall on a full scholarship. Photo: Meredith Kolodner When Maria Malik found out she had been…

College Advising Corps adviser Carmen Macias, right, explains yet another form to a Torres High School students in East Los Angeles.

Whose job is it to “nag” first generation kids into applying for college?

Private advisers in public schools could help more students from low-income families apply to college

Rich school, poor school

How the class divide is widened by gaps in counseling kids for college

Thea Tucker

Why I wish my guidance counselors would stop talking so much about college

In New Orleans schools there are a lot of teachers, principals and guidance counselors who encourage students to go to college so much and so vigorously that it seems as…

School counselors increasingly are missing link in getting kids to college

SMYRMA, Georgia — Campbell High School counselor Jamie Ryder’s determined cheer interrupts the half-asleep, early morning silence of a dozen ninth-graders crammed into a small classroom as she launches…

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