Alfred University Graduation – 2019

2019 Alfred University Downstate graduation!


NYC DOE to Track Guidance Counselors

Beth Fertig, for WNYC, broke this story about the city’s plans to track what guidance counselors are doing throughout the day. The city council heard testimony about a new bill that would require the Department of Education to provide data every year about what the guidance counselors are doing, and whom they serve. The bill requires […]

By John Russo | Administration . Counseling . Guidance

School Counselor Hiring Freeze Lifted!

School Counselor Hiring Freeze Lifted! Listen to this post! Chancellor Farina addressed Principals this past weekend. Among her announcements: The School Counselor hiring freeze is lifted. Chancellor Farina gave her thoughts about addressing the “needs of the whole child.” She said that it was important to serve students’ emotional well being.   Share this!  This […]

By John Russo | Counseling . Educational Policy . Guidance

Counseling Students Share Feedback

Our Counseling Students Share Feedback We offer degree programs in Mental Health Counseling and School Counseling, and a Certificate of Advanced Study in Mental Health Counseling. Experience What These Teachers & Counselors Experienced Your time is precious. The last thing you want is to waste it on a negative training experience. To learn about the […]

By John Russo | Alumni . Counseling . Guidance

The End of Our Photo Contest

9-6-13 Our Photo Contest is Over As of today, our first photo contest is over. And we’ve learned a lot! Unfortunately (let’s lay this out up front) because of fraudulent voting, we have to cancel the contest. That’s right, and it makes us sad, too! But this contest has been compromised by paid votes and […]


Back to School Photo Contest

8-16-13 Show us your Best Back to School Photos! Are you a teacher, with an awesome classroom ready for kids? Are you a parent with adorable kids ready for the new school year? Are you hopelessly (but hilariously) swimming in back to school supplies and lists?? Do you want a BRAND NEW iPAD?! Show us […]


Back to School Resources

8-14-13 Teachers, Administrators, and Counselors! Just in time for the first chilly day in NYC, we’ve put together some resources to help ease your back-to-school prep.   LESSON PLANNING: Lesson planning/ sharing including Common-Core-oriented example lessons and aligned resources.   COMMON CORE: On 8-21-13, join Education Week reporter Catherine Gewertz for a free webinar […]


Teachers Want To Teach

Amid all the test-score hoopla, the Florida/Indiana Education scandal, and the Common Core brouhaha you may have missed this one — This article was going around last week, and in case you missed it, we’ve put the link here. This newly-retired high-school teacher takes us through the challenges he faced on a daily basis: […]