White House Gathers Experts to Boost College Counseling

From Inside Higher Ed:

The White House’s higher education summit in January, as some critics described it, was all about appealing to the cameras.

The event, to be sure, drew mainstream headlines as President Obama exercised his “convening authority” to summon to the White House dozens of college presidents — many of whom seemed pretty excited to come to Washington and snap photos of the president and first lady.

But the administration’s first public event following up on that summit, hosted here on Monday, was decidedly less publicity-focused. It was about digging into the trenches on school counseling: best practices in college counseling, how to better-train counselors, and how to harness new technology to help students.

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