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NASP Statement Regarding Traina’s Twitter Statements

NASP Press Release - School Psychologists Welcome Focus on Diverse Learners, Positive School Climate in Administration's Blueprint for Reforms of ESEA

NASP participates in a U.S. Senate hearing on “Children and Disaster Recovery” on December 10, 2009

NASP Press Release - School Psychologists Welcome Focus on Diverse Learners, Positive School Climate in Administration's Blueprint for Reforms of ESEA

NASP Comments/Recommendations on Reauthorization of NCSP (U.S. House of Representatives, 3/26/10)

Press Release - Surgeon General's Report on Youth Mental Health

Press Release - Surgeon General's Report on Youth Violence

School Psychologists in the News

Children and the Economy

Kids Begin to Feel Stress of Economy, Fox News, Houston, TX, April 1, 2009

This was NASP’s first news piece to focus on the role of school psychologists in supporting children affected by current status of the economy and related issues including depression. NASP member, Robert Conlon, from Houston participated in this interview. 

Columbine 10-Year Anniversary

Post-Columbine Programs Help Prevent Rampages, USA Today, April 13, 2009

NASP members Shane Jimerson, Linda Kanan, and Jim Larsen were interviewed and quoted for these pieces relating to coverage of Columbine’s 10-Year anniversary. The Article also makes reference to relevant NASP-related resources (left-side box on webpage).

What We Have Learned About School Shooters, 10 Years After Columbine, Education Week Live Chat, April 20, 2009

NASP and NEAT Team member Cathy Paine’s comments are included in an online chat focused on the lessons learned from Columbine 10 years later.  

The Most Useful Legacy of Columbine, Denver Post, April 20, 2009

This Op-Ed piece was jointly written with the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) and bylined by NASP President Gene Cash and NASSP Executive Director Gerry Terozzi. This article ran in the Denver Post’s coverage on the 10th anniversary of the Columbine tragedy.  

Letter to Oprah Winfrey

NASP sent a letter to Oprah Winfrey signed by NASP President, Gene Cash, thanking her for deciding not to run the show she had taped for the Columbine anniversary. The episode was based on interviews with authors of recently released books about the tragedy. Ms. Winfrey’s public statement said that when she reviewed the tape, it focused too much on the shooters. Her decision to pull the show demonstrates her understanding of the risks involved in “memorializing” the perpetrators and her willingness to do the right thing.

School Policy

Strip-Search of Girl Tests Limit of School Policy, New York Times, March 23, 2009  

School Strip-Search Case Heads to Supreme Court, Education Week, April 15, 2009

Strip Search Review Tests Limits of School Drug Policy, USA Today, April 16, 2009

The above three articles focus on the case of Safford (AZ) Unified School District v. Redding, which was argued before the Supreme Court on April 22, 2009. NASP is an amicus brief co-signer on behalf of Redding due to the extreme measure taken by a middle school to strip search this 13-year old student in search of prescription-strength Ibuprofen.

Legislation and Policy