Category Archives: NACAC News

ICYMI: Survey of Counselors Reveals Strong Opposition to Arming Educators

School counselors overwhelmingly oppose efforts to arm educators as a response to gun violence in schools, according to new NACAC survey data.

Nearly three-quarters of 2,251 counselors surveyed by the association in May and June reported being either “somewhat opposed” or “strongly opposed” to policies that seek to arm teachers and other school staff.

The data — gleaned from NACAC’s annual Counseling Trends Survey — was released Monday.

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#NACACreads Author: ‘Learning Comes Through Trial and Error’

All parents are eager to help set up their children for success, but in too many cases, they’re going about it in the wrong way.

That’s one message included in the new book, The Self-Driven Child: The Science and Sense of Giving Your Kids More Control Over Their Lives. And increasingly, the trend is impacting the way students embark on the college search and selection process, author Ned Johnson noted during a Wednesday #NACACreads Twitter chat.

“One of the best things to say to kids is that we have confidence in their decisions,” he tweeted. “Learning comes through trial and error.”

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#NACACreads: Transcript from Chat with Author Ned Johnson

On Sept. 12, #NACACreads chatted with Ned Johnson, a NACAC member and one of two authors behind The Self-Driven Child — a new book that takes a look at strategies to help your students develop the inner drive they’ll need to succeed in life after high school.

Couldn’t make the discussion? Use this chat transcript to catch up on what you missed.

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#NACACreads: Join Us Wednesday for a Discussion of ‘The Self-Driven Child’

Our next #NACACreads discussion is almost here.

On Wednesday, we’ll chat with author Ned Johnson about the sense and science of giving kids more control over their lives.

Johnson, a NACAC member, is one of two authors behind The Self-Driven Child — a new book that takes a look at strategies to help your students develop the inner drive they’ll need to succeed in life after high school.

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Facebook Live: Learn More About NACAC’s New Membership Model

Looking for more information about NACAC’s new membership model?

During a Facebook Live broadcast this afternoon, NACAC President David Burge and Kim Johnston, the association’s director of membership, affiliate relations, and governance, chatted about how the structure will affect individual member segments as well as the association as a whole.

The new model, which will make it easier to join NACAC, will also help the association grow its membership, Burge said during the broadcast.

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Learn More About NACAC’s New Membership Model

Heard about NACAC’s new membership model, but not sure what it means for you?

We’ll be broadcasting via Facebook Live at noon on Wednesday, Sept. 5 with NACAC President David Burge and Kim Johnston, NACAC’s director of membership, affiliate relations, and governance.

Tune in to learn what NACAC members will be voting on at the national conference and how the model will make it easier to join NACAC, increase the diversity of the association, and expand access to our resources to more college admission professionals.

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#NACACreads: Help Shape Our Upcoming Discussion

Do too many students lack a sense of control over their lives and their futures? And if so, how does that affect their postsecondary journey?

Join us on Sept. 12 for a #NACACreads discussion of The Self-Driven Child by William Stixrud and Ned Johnson.

In the book, the authors argue that too many teens feel a low sense of control, and as a result feel “powerless and overwhelmed” as they make their way through school and plan for the future.

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