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A fresh perspective: School counselors prove valuable partners in understanding student needs

A fresh perspective: School counselors prove valuable partners in understanding student needs

By Anthony Armstrong

According to the newest MetLife Survey of the American Teacher, 64% of teachers are reporting seeing an increase in the number of students and families needing health and social support services, while 28% of teachers have seen reductions or eliminations of those same services. As a result, schools may be faced with redefining their school counselors’ roles by necessity, and in the process may find better ways to leverage the counselors’ contributions to teachers and to student achievement.

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