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Wednesday, November 2, 2016

School Ambassador Fellows Program to Include School Counselors


U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King Jr. Announces Expansion of School Ambassador Fellows Program to Include School Counselors at White House Reach Higher Convenings

U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King Jr. announced today that school counselors will have the opportunity to apply for the School Ambassador Fellows program starting with the 2017-18 cohort of ambassadors. The program currently includes the Teaching Ambassador Fellows (TAF) and Principal Ambassador Fellows (PAF). Including the voices of teachers, principals, counselors and other education professionals who do meaningful work with students and other educators each day, will bring important perspectives to discussions of federal policy and programs.
“School counselors fill many roles by helping students work through serious social, emotional, academic and personal challenges, while also guiding them along a path to college and career readiness,” said King. “There was one very important counselor who had a deep impact on me: my mother. She passed when I was just 8 years old, but knowing the critical role she had played in helping students overcome personal and academic challenges has always inspired me. School counselors, like my mother, are an inspiration to students, teachers, parents and community members to enlarge their vision of what is possible and take advantage of educational opportunities.”

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