Legislators want to expand a grant for school counselors

By J. Adrian Stanley

COLORADO SPRINGS INDEPENDENT

Asked what difference school counselors can make, Nola Thomasson recalls a student who could have become a statistic.

Smart and hard-working, he was living in a single-parent household with little means. He wanted to participate in a Colorado Springs School District 11 program that would allow him to graduate from high school with college credits without having to pay college tuition. But that required him to pay fees and purchase books that he couldn’t afford, despite working a part-time job. He was beginning to wonder what the point of concentrating on education was.

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