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Lilly Endowment Inc. Grant Opportunity to Help Indiana K-12 Counseling

New Awards Program: School Counseling-Business Partnership of Year Award

Indiana School Counseling Research Review

This 2014 research was conducted for the Indiana Chamber Foundation to assess the current state of school counseling and to see whether the landscape had changed much the last two decades. A 1994 statewide study titled High Hopes Long Odds had identified disparities in the way counselors provided college and career readiness to students.

The new report finds that school counselors are not able to meet the range of postsecondary needs of students, due in large part to a stagnant system and a variety of situations often out of their control. A total of 426 Indiana school counselors – 73% of them from high schools – were surveyed.

What we have is a counseling issue, not an issue with the counselors. In fact, the vast majority of counselors in the survey said they would like to spend more time providing college and career guidance.

School Counseling Report

Indiana School Counseling Research Review press release, executive summary and full report (May 20)

Counseling Research Reveals School Leadership Perceptions

School leaders value the work of their counselors in contributing to positive school environments, but research from the Indiana Chamber also suggests that counselors can do more to address the college and career readiness needs of students.

Those are among the findings in Superintendents & Principals: Partners in Success, the latest school counseling research commissioned by the Indiana Chamber Foundation. The research was conducted by Dr. Brandie Oliver, associate professor in Butler University College of Education, and Matt Fleck, president of Fleck Education. 
Read full story.

New Employer Survey: Downward Workforce Trends Continue

More than half of respondents to a recent survey expect their workforces to grow in the next two years, but more of those employers continue to leave jobs unfilled and rank meeting talent needs as among their biggest challenges.

There were 671 respondents to the ninth annual employer survey, conducted by the Indiana Chamber and its foundation. WGU Indiana sponsored the survey, sent to Indiana Chamber members and customers. Read full story.

 

 

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Lilly Endowment Counseling Upcoming Dates:

Dec. 1
School Counseling-Business Partnership of the Year Award nominations due. See info on link below.

New Awards Program: School Counseling-Business Partnership of Year Award