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School counselors keep kids on track. Why are they first to be cut?

The Hechinger Report

Aimed at curbing dropouts, improving graduation rates and sending more kids to college and other postsecondary programs, the corps is designed to offset a growing achievement gap in this relatively affluent but increasingly diverse state.

How a Chinatown school is trying to bring more diversity to theater

The Hechinger Report

In 2005, Lee co-founded NAAP to offer summertime musical theater programs to schoolchildren in Chinatown. She noted that she learned public speaking from a course during college, but that her elementary-school aged daughter is already able to speak confidently in front of groups.