Counselors Often Hidden Heroes in America’s Schools
By Kevin Hart
They offer shoulders to cry on. They provide academic coaching to some of our most vulnerable students. They work diligently to promote students’ academic and emotional well-being – and, increasingly, they’re an endangered species.
School counselors may do much of their work behind the scenes, but numerous studies have shown that strong counseling programs can boost student achievement and help students overcome challenges that can range from bullying to family turmoil.
Schools across the country are celebrating National School Counseling Week and it’s an important time to reflect on the vital role counselors play in schools, and why it’s critical to ensure all students have access to school counselors.