Barnum, M. (2019, November 20). It’s not just teachers: How counselor diversity matters for students of color. Retrieved November 25, 2019.

Students of color are nearly 4 percentage points more likely to graduate from high school if they have a school counselor of color, according to a study by Christine Mulhern, a Harvard graduate student. Mulhern’s findings also show the benefits to all students of having a high-quality school counselor.

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