Research & Policy

Public Policy Institute (PPI)

capitalThe George Washington (GW) University Graduate School of Education and Human Development (GSEHD) and the National Association of School Psychologists partner annually to offer a federal public policy institute. 

Advocacy Action Center

The NASP Advocacy Action center contains information about current public policy events and legislative priorities, specific advocacy action requests, information about how to contact your elected officials, and other resources to help you become an effective advocate for school psychology, school psychologists, and the children and families we serve. 

Statutes & Legislation

Many current laws and regulations directly impact school psychologists and our role and function in schools.  NASP also carefully monitors state and federal legislation and offers support or voices opposition based on official NASP professional positions.  These positions are articulated by Position Statements, Resolutions, and White Papers that are approved by our Board of Directors and/or the Leadership Assembly. 

NASP Policy Platform

This 2017-2018 Public Policy and Legislative Platform represents overarching policy goals and recommendations that support the mission and vision of NASP, promote the guiding principles articulated in Ready to Learn, Empowered to Teach and NASP Position Statements, and help advance the NASP Key Initiatives. The platform also includes specific legislative and/or regulatory goals for the first session of the 115th Congress.

Research Center