Schools

No Quick Fix Seen On Guidance Shortage

by Christopher Peak | Dec 13, 2017 2:50 pm | Comments (7)

Christopher Peak PhotoAs Matthew Duncanson, a senior at the Engineering and Science University Magnet School (ESUMS), was finalizing his college applications last week, he found out that the counselor he’d asked to write his recommendation letter had abruptly departed.

ESUMS is now temporarily down to one counselor for all 600 students, exacerbating the district’s already limited staffing levels during a crucial admissions period.

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700 Kids Get Coats

by Christopher Peak | Nov 27, 2017 3:31 pm

Christopher Peak PhotoLast week at New Horizons High School, an alternative school in the Hill, six students tried on coats of varying sizes, zipping them up as far as they’d go and throwing the faux fur-lined hoods over the heads — a small fix that might reduce the district’s absences.

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