Urban Education Resources
The Urban Institute evaluates programs, analyzed policies, and provides information on improving community development.
Institute for Urban and Minority Education*
The Institute for Urban and Minority Education conducts research and evaluations, provides information services, and assists schools, community-based organizations, and parent school leaders in program development and evaluation, professional development, and parent education.
Experience Corps in Urban Elementary Schools: A Survey of Principals [PDF]*
Policy Studies Associates, 2004
This paper reports the survey findings of elementary school principals on their assessment of Experience Corps, a volunteer organization that draws on older adults to perform public and community service. http://www.experiencecorps.org
All Students Reaching the Top: Strategies for Closing Academic Achievement Gaps [PDF]*
Institute for Urban and Minority Education, Learning Points Associates, & College Board, 2004
This new examination of the achievement gap proposes "a vision for affirming academic ability, nurturing intellective competence, and moving all students—particularly minority and low-income students—to high levels of academic achievement" (Edmund W. Gordon, Preface, p. v). http://www.ncrel.org
Criminal Neglect: Substance Abuse, Juvenile Justice and the Children Left Behind [PDF]*
National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse, 2004
This report examines the relationship between drug abuse by young people and delinquency and looks carefully at the justice system's lack of proper prevention strategies. http://www.casacolumbia.org
Toward Safe and Orderly Schools: The National Study of Delinquency Prevention in Schools [PDF]*
National Institute of Justice, 2004
This report describes delinquency prevention programs in schools across the nation. http://www.ncjrs.org
Public Education and Black Male Students: A State Report Card [PDF]*
The Schott Foundation for Public Education, 2004
This report presents a comprehensive view of state graduation rates for African-American and Hispanic males. It also looks closely at the "disparity factors" that contribute to these rates, including disproportionate special education designations and disciplinary actions for African American and Latino youth. In addition, the study presents both in-school and out-of-school solutions. http://www.schottfoundation.org
Why Segregation Matters: Poverty and Educational Inequality [PDF]*
Civil Rights Project at UCLA (2005)
"One of the common misconceptions over the issue of re-segregation of schools is that many people treat it as simply a change in the skin color of the students in a school. If skin color were not systematically linked to other forms of inequality, it would, of course, be of little significance for educational policy. Unfortunately that is not and never has been the nature of our society. Socioeconomic segregation is a stubborn, multidimensional and deeply important cause of educational inequality." http://www.civilrightsproject.ucla.edu
*This information was obtained from Center for Information and Resources on Education and the Community Website
Guidance Lessons & Activities
Guidance Lessons - not just school counseling.
Florida’s School Counseling and Guidance Framework
Includes Guidance Program Overview / Individual Guidance Lessons in Academic, Career, Personal/Social, & Community.
Lesson Plans for Character Education and Life Skills. Provides related articles to generate classroom discussion.
Indiana School Counseling Association
Academic, Career & Personal Social Guidance Lessons & PowerPoints Created by Indiana School Counseling Association, Department of Education, Association of School Principals, Student Achievement Institute, Commission on Higher Education.
Learn More Resource Center
Elementary, Middle, High School Guidance Lessons based upon specific ASCA standard.
Sample lesson plans for each of the areas of the ASCA National Model and grade level.
Nebraska Department of Education
Work Based Learning Lessons (i.e., Communication, Problem Solving).
New York State Comprehensive Guidance Program
Organized by Academic, Career & Personal/Social (many links to outside lessons).
School Counselor, Bierma
Created Through Saint Paul Public Schools. Includes guidance lessons, interventions for common problems, needs assessments, surveys, school wide programs
School Counselors, Bush & LaBossiere
K-2 Classroom Guidance Lessons.
Order counselor resource materials directly from website for all grade levels and various topics of interest.