Chicago Pledges $26 Million to Add Social Workers, Special Education Staff

Education Week, Denisa Superville, 7/16/2018

The Chicago Teachers’ Union has been calling for more social workers, psychologists, certified school nurses, and case managers but said the proposed staff increase falls short of what’s needed. The union said the city will need to hire nearly a thousand social workers to meet the recommended ratio of student to social worker.

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The Troubling Student-to-Counselor Ratio That Doesn’t Add Up

Education Week, Alanna Fuschillo, 8/14/2018

Nationwide, public school counselors are overworked and under-resourced. The average student-to-school-counselor ratio is 482-to-1—nearly double the 250-to-1 ratio recommended by the American School Counselor Association.

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