Making the Case for College During COVID-19
How do we ensure our most vulnerable students pursue college and understand college is still possible? The COVID-19 pandemic has caused many students to question their plans for life after high school. This webinar will discuss how K-12, higher education, and business community leaders can work together to provide a unified voice that education beyond high school is for everyone and college is still a priority.
On Tuesday, August 4, education and business experts examined:
- the risks for underserved populations and our country’s economic prosperity if we don’t keep students, especially students from underserved populations, on the path to college
- the role school counselors play in amplifying this message
- the role colleges and universities play to be a solution to the problem
- how workforce can address and support the need to continue making strides in increasing postsecondary attainment rates.
Brian Coleman, 2019 National School Counselor of the Year and counseling department chair at Jones College Prep; Angel Pérez, CEO, NACAC; and Nicole Smith, research professor and chief economist, Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce, joined Doug Hughes, president, Navigation, ACT, in this moderated discussion.