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2021 Summer Supports for graduates and rising seniors!

Greetings! The College and Career Planning Team (CCPT) commits to providing you timely updates, student-level data tools and a College and Career Planning Point to support your school community. In this edition, we are focusing on Summer Supports for rising seniors and graduates.  This summer, the College and Career Planning team will continue to host the Future Ready PowerContinue reading “2021 Summer Supports for graduates and rising seniors!”

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2021 Senior Survey and FREE Advising Sessions

Greetings! The College and Career Planning Team (CCPT) commits to providing you timely updates, student-level data tools and a College and Career Planning Point to support your school community. In this edition, we are focusing on Decision Day Campaign efforts and senior survey for the Class of 2021.  Student voice is at the center of our work—documentingContinue reading “2021 Senior Survey and FREE Advising Sessions”

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2021 Decision Campaign Activities

Greetings! The College and Career Planning Team (CCPT) commits to providing you timely updates, student-level data tools and a College and Career Planning Point to support your school community. In this edition, we are focusing on Decision Day Campaign efforts and celebrating students’ postsecondary plans.  The Decision Campaign launched last week to support seniors with confirming their postsecondaryContinue reading “2021 Decision Campaign Activities”

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2021 Decision Day Campaign and Summer Supports for Students

Greetings! The College and Career Planning Team (CCPT) commits to providing you timely updates, student-level data tools and a College and Career Planning Point to support your school community. In this edition, we are focusing on Decision Day Campaign efforts and summer supports for students.  The 2021 Decision Day Campaign will take place from May-June. We willContinue reading “2021 Decision Day Campaign and Summer Supports for Students”

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2021 Senior Transition Kickoff!

Greetings! The College and Career Planning Team (CCPT) commits to providing you timely updates, student-level data tools and a College and Career Planning Point to support your school community. In this edition, we are focusing on supporting students with navigating the Federal Aid Student Aid (FAFSA) verification process and Senior Transition Kickoff. Research shows that low incomeContinue reading “2021 Senior Transition Kickoff!”

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Supporting Multilingual Learners/English Language Learners and their Families

Happy Spring! The College and Career Planning Team (CCPT), commits to providing you timely updates, student-level data tools and a College and Career Planning Point to support your school community. We know your offices must be a buzz with schools reopening and supporting seniors as they prepare to transition. We hope to bring you some easeContinue reading “Supporting Multilingual Learners/English Language Learners and their Families”

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Gearing up for College Bridge for All!

Greetings! The College and Career Planning Team (CCPT), commits to providing you timely updates, student-level data tools and a College and Career Planning Point to support your school community. In this edition, we are focusing on College Bridge for All.  Across the country, between 10 – 40% of students experience “summer melt”, a phenomenon where college-intendingContinue reading “Gearing up for College Bridge for All!”

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Preparing Students for Transitions and Celebrating Black Lives!

Greetings! The College and Career Planning Team (CCPT), commits to providing you timely updates, student-level data tools and a College and Career Planning Point to support your school community. In this edition, we are focusing on celebrating Black Lives and sharing a professional development series to support juniors and seniors with transitioning.  Throughout the SpringContinue reading “Preparing Students for Transitions and Celebrating Black Lives!”

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Celebrating Career Exploration, Career Technical Education and Black History Month!

Greetings! The College and Career Planning Team (CCPT), commits to providing you timely updates, student-level data tools and a College and Career Planning Point to support your school community. In this edition, we focus on gearing up for Career Exploration/ Career Technical Education (CTE) Month in February, and SAT School Day in March-April.    Starting on MondayContinue reading “Celebrating Career Exploration, Career Technical Education and Black History Month!”

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Thank you for being a beacon of light!✨

Happy 2021! The College and Career Planning Team (CCPT), commits to providing you timely updates, student-level data tools and a College and Career Planning Point to support your school community. In this edition, we focus on free postsecondary planning and mental health resources that are available to staff, students, and families. It has been 15Continue reading “Thank you for being a beacon of light!✨”

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Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays! The College and Career Planning Team (CCPT), commits to providing you timely updates, student-level data tools and a College and Career Planning Point to support your school community. In this edition, we focus on gearing up for College Awareness Day. College Awareness Day is an opportunity to remind students that higher education is attainable and to support 9th, 10th graders and middleContinue reading “Happy Holidays!”

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Financial Planning Month is almost here!

Greetings! The College and Career Planning Team (CCPT), commits to providing you bi-weekly updates, student-level data tools and a College and Career Planning Point to support your school community, no matter where you are working from. In this edition, we focus on what your school team can do to help students with financial planning andContinue reading “Financial Planning Month is almost here!”

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Gearing up for Application Season!

Welcome back to a new school year! We know that this year is undoubtedly unlike any other year and that many of you are still adjusting to hybrid schedules. We would like to start by expressing our gratitude, whether you are in a school, a google classroom, an office or at home; thank you for yourContinue reading “Gearing up for Application Season!”

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Sept. 3 – Summer Update

Greetings! As you close out your summer break, our team is sending you one last summer update. Please note there will be no required action items on your end. This week’s final summer update highlights the importance of wellness, strength in community, and resources for students. During these times of uncertainty, budget cuts, collective loss, fight for BlackContinue reading “Sept. 3 – Summer Update”

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Aug 18 – Summer Update

Greetings! Although many of you are on summer break, our team is sending you 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 this email, we are providing you withContinue reading “Aug 18 – Summer Update”

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Aug 6 – Summer Update

Greetings! Although many of you are on summer break, our team is sending you timely updates via this email listserv to keep you informed about changes and current events happening in the postsecondary planning landscape. Please note that there will be no required action items on your end. In this email, we are providing youContinue reading “Aug 6 – Summer Update”

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July 22 – Summer Update

Greetings! Although many of you are on summer break, our team is sending you 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 this update, we are highlighting the release of theContinue reading “July 22 – Summer Update”

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July 8- 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. InContinue reading “July 8- Summer Update”

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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 citywideContinue reading “June 25 – Weekly Update”

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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, aContinue reading “June 18 – Weekly Update”

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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 theContinue reading “June 3 – Weekly Update”

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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 landscapeContinue reading “May 28 – Weekly Update”

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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 toolContinue reading “May 19 – Weekly Update”

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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, weContinue reading “May 13 – Weekly Update”

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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 “May 5 – Weekly Update”

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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 andContinue reading “Apr./May Edition”

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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 onContinue reading “Mar. Edition”

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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 “Feb. Edition”

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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: studentContinue reading “Jan Edition”

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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 afterContinue reading “December Edition”

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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 StudentContinue reading “November Edition”

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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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