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MediaNASP Strongly Disagrees With the Trump Administration’s Decision to Rescind Federal Guidance Related to Civil Rights Protections for Transgender Students

February 22, 2017

NASP is disappointed the Trump Administration has rescinded the Guidance, issued in May 2016, clarifying that Title IX discrimination protections apply to transgender youth. The 2016 guidance was based on a strong legal precedent. Most courts agree Title IX protects transgender students and schools continue to have a legal and a moral duty to support them.

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  • NASP Passes Resolution Reaffirming Commitment to Promoting the Rights of All Students

    As part of celebrating School Psychology Awareness Week, NASP leadership adopted a Resolution Affirming the Rights to Safe and Supportive Schools and Communities for All Students. Grounded in our professional standards and official policy, this resolution reaffirms that we are a nonpartisan organization with a commitment to advocating for the rights, well-being, and educational and mental health needs of ALL students, and to ensuring that all students attend schools and live in communities that are safe, supportive, and free of bullying, harassment, discrimination, and violence.

  • NASP Guidance for Reinforcing Safe, Supportive and Positive School Environments for All Students

    The 2016 election has been long and fraught with strong emotions. As a nation, we have much to do to heal the divisiveness that has resulted. As parents, caregivers, and educators, we have a critical responsibility to help children and youth feel safe and secure and learn how to engage with others of differing viewpoints in a peaceful, tolerant, and respectful manner.

  • NASP Commends Hillary Clinton’s New Bullying Prevention Plan

    The National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) was pleased to see Hillary Clinton, Democratic candidate for President, release a comprehensive plan, “Better Than Bullying,” to help states and schools combat bullying. NASP has long advocated for the kinds of policies and practices called for in Clinton’s proposal.

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Who Are School Psychologists?
Learn more about school psychologists' role, expertise, and services.

NASP Practice Model
NASP's model for implementation of school psychological services to ensure effectiveness, efficiency, and quality in schools nationwide.

Policy Matters
NASP's public policy and advocacy blog.

Position Statements
Position statements and resolutions representing the official policy of NASP.

Responsible Media Coverage of Crisis Events Impacting Children
Improper media coverage of crises can also cause real harm to children.