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Lincoln, Neb., schools push for more grade school counselors

from The Associated Press via Education Week

The Lincoln, Nebraska, school district is working to bring back grade school counselor positions at its schools to help students with their behavior and performance. Brenda Leggiadro, the district's coordinator of counselors and social workers, tells the Lincoln Journal Star that many counselor positions were eliminated in the mid-1990s due to budget cuts. By the end of last year, only five of the district's elementary schools had full time counselors. Leggiadro said that there was evidence before the cuts that counselors made a difference in student behavior and performance in grade school. more

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