About this Grantee
To boost the number of college-bound graduates in Nevada—where only 20 percent of high school graduates pursue higher education—Ms. Newman attends a weeklong advanced certification course in college counseling at the University of California, San Diego. The course addresses admission options, counseling of minority students, transition to college, and best practices in helping students plan for college. Ms. Newman plans to share what she learns with other counselors in the district.