Wednesday, February 20, 2008

ASCA Names Rep. Linda Sanchez Legislator of the Year

Due to her strong support of school counseling, Rep. Linda Sanchez
(D-Calif.) is ASCA's 2008 Legislator of the Year. Sanchez' work
spearheading the Put School Counselors Where They're Needed Act (H.R.
3439) is just one example of her commitment to the school counseling
profession. This act would amend the Elementary and Secondary Education
Act of 1965 to create a demonstration project to fund additional
secondary school counselors in troubled Title I schools to reduce the
dropout rate.

Additionally, Sanchez, along with Rep. Vernon Ehlers (R-Mich.), helped
champion the National School Counseling Week Resolution, which passed in
the House of Representatives on Jan. 23. This marked the first time the
House has recognized National School Counseling Week.

ASCA will present Sanchez with the award in a special ceremony in
conjunction with its Advocacy and Public Policy Institute in March.

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