Planning for Life After High School Is Harder During a Pandemic
Sarah Karp, WBEZ
Three years ago, Chicago Public Schools (CPS) started setting the stage for a massive experiment: Would requiring all seniors to create a post-graduation plan before commencement day give students more direction in the next phase of their lives?
And now, in the middle of a pandemic, the requirement is going into effect. Chicago’s current seniors are the first to face this new graduation hurdle as they finish high school remotely. CPS leaders insist it’s vital, now more than ever, that school counselors talk with students about their plans.