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July 09 – Summer Update

We hope you are having a safe and restful summer! Although many of you are on summer break, our team will provide timely updates via this email listserv to keep you informed about changes and current events happening in the postsecondary planning landscape. Please note there will be no required action items on your end. In… Continue Reading →

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June 25 – Weekly Update

Congratulations on closing out another successful school year! We are beyond proud of the College and Career Planning Community, as you continuously rise above the occasion and demonstrate your commitment to ensuring every student graduates with a postsecondary plan. This year, you shifted to remote advising in a matter of weeks, participated in a citywide… Continue Reading →

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June 18 – Weekly Update

Greetings! This week’s updates focus on the expansion of College Bridge, bulk upload instructions for tracking students in STARS, and a reminder about the 2020 Senior Survey. On Tuesday, we received a huge win for the class of 2020, in a press release, Mayor de Blasio and Schools Chancellor Richard A. Carranza announced the expansion of the College Bridge Program, a… Continue Reading →

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June 3 – Weekly Update

Greetings! This week’s update highlights our professional learning community, the importance of wellness, and reminding our students that they matter!  Today and every day, we stand with you and our students. We stand with the Black community and proclaim that Black Lives Matter. Of the 1.1 million students we serve, students of color comprise the… Continue Reading →

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May 28 – Weekly Update

Greetings, we hope you had a restful long weekend! This week’s update highlights the importance of supporting seniors with updating financial aid documents and financial resources. As the Class of 2020 moves closer to graduation and the future beyond, it is crucial to help them plan with affordability in mind. With so many unknowns in the postsecondary landscape… Continue Reading →

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May 19 – Weekly Update

Greetings! This weekly update focuses on the importance of tracking students’ postsecondary plans and resources to support practitioners. Last week, the principal’s hub included guidance on high schools documenting postsecondary plans for each senior in the STARS Postsecondary Tracker within a week of each student’s commitment until June 30. The STARS Postsecondary Tracker is a support tool… Continue Reading →

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May 13 – Weekly Update

Greetings! Last week, the College and Career Planning Team (CCP) began to schedule Decision check-ins with all schools throughout May and June, in order to support your work reaching all seniors for 1:1 conferences and tracking postsecondary decisions. Be sure to connect with your College and Career Planning team point for Decision Campaign supports. During this time, we… Continue Reading →

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May 5 – Weekly Update

Happy Teacher and Educator Appreciation week! Last week, we kicked off the Decision Campaign for May through June, with a congratulatory note from the Chancellor to students from the class of 2020. In response to COVID19, many higher ed institutions have extended their deadlines beyond May 1st including various City University of New York (CUNY)… Continue Reading →

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Apr./May Edition

Greetings! We hope that you, your school community and your loved ones are all safe and well. During these unprecedented times, we want you to know that the College and Career Planning Team is committed to supporting you and your school’s postsecondary planning efforts. In response to changes in the Postsecondary Planning landscape, and to the Mayor and… Continue Reading →

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Mar. Edition

With SAT School Day and Decision Day on the horizon, your offices will continue to buzz as juniors get ready to take the SATs and seniors bring in their acceptance letters. This newsletter edition focuses on how to support students with making strong match postsecondary decisions. Based on a report released by the Consortium on… Continue Reading →

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Feb. Edition

Happy Career Exploration Month! We are kicking off the month with the annual Summer Program Fair at New York Public Library, Stephen A. Schwarzman Building. Please encourage all of your students, particularly sophomores, to attend the 4th annual Summer Program Fair on Saturday, Feb. 8th from 11 am – 2:30 pm. Advise students to review the list of organizations that will be in attendance. Additionally,… Continue Reading →

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Jan Edition

Happy New Year! This newsletter edition focuses on preparing for Career Exploration Month in February 2020 and supporting all students with career exploration. Over 490 NYC high schools have committed to celebrating Career Exploration Month in 2020. In preparation for this calendar event, we are providing the following resources to support your school’s planning: student… Continue Reading →

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December Edition

Thank you for your hard work and advocacy! This edition focuses on supporting all students, especially undocumented students, with important parts of the financial planning process. Earlier this year, the Senator José Peralta New York State DREAM Act was passed. Now, undocumented students are eligible to apply for state funding to pursue their education after… Continue Reading →

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November Edition

Happy Financial Future Month! New York City is proud to announce November as Financial Future Month, an effort to increase the number of students who develop a financial plan, including applying for financial aid. In this edition, we focus on things your school can do to help seniors complete their Free Application for Federal Student… Continue Reading →

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February Edition

SAT School Day is less than a month away and NYCDOE is offering the exam free of charge! Read More

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May/June Edition

We express our gratitude for all your handwork, close out June strong with these Tips

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Student on Decision Day

April Edition

Decision Day is a time when we celebrate the amazing accomplishments of the class of 2019 Learn How

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March Edition

We are here to help you celebrate College Decision Day May 1st with Seniors, younger students and the whole community Learn How

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