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Chicago High School Uses Pets for Student Stress Relief

The four-legged member of the counseling team at the high school in suburban Chicago waits patiently, as a crush of students fills the hallways. Junie began her role as a therapy dog at Prospect High School less than four months ago. It's just one of a number of ways high schools across the country are trying to address what some call an epidemic of stressed-out, overwhelmed students.

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Training for Tragedy

Critical challenges for school psychologists.

School Counselors Underutilized, Survey Says

Counseling, More Than Armed Officers, Makes Our Schools Safer After Shootings

Now that some time has passed since the school massacre in Newtown, Conn., perhaps it is time to reflect on what actions our schools might look forward to in 2013 and beyond.

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A Son’s Fears and a Father’s Response

Starting to feel safe again after the Sandy Hook tragedy.

Texting Tornado-Afflicted Students

Unsung Heroes

Guidance counselors, sometimes underappreciated in difficult budgetary times, are feeling more respect in their quest to combat bullying.

The School-Community and College-Readiness Connection

Those who hold leadership roles within our schools must come to terms with the fact that standards, curriculum, instruction, assessments and accountability will only get you so far in improving student achievement.

Back to School After Experiencing Failure

We need to support students to help interrupt the cycle of failure.

Wanted: Creative Guidance Counselors

New options for students require more flexibility and inventiveness from their counselors.

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