Public Policy Institute (PPI)

  • PPIEquity and Access to High Quality Public Education: National Policy Directions to Address Educational Disparities

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  • PPIScholarship Opportunities

    There are a limited number of complimentary registration scholarships available to school psychology graduate students and state school psychology professional organizations.

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  • Why Attend PPI?

NASP partners annually with the George Washington (GW) University Graduate School of Education and Human Development to offer a federal Public Policy Institute (PPI). This program offers an intensive learning experience that helps build foundational knowledge of education public policy and grassroots advocacy skills.

Presenters include national leaders working in federal education and human service offices, Congressional committees and offices, research institutions, professional associations, and student-development organizations. Participants engage in reflective discussion, interactive activities, and enjoy a hands-on experience advocating on Capitol Hill.

This program is an excellent opportunity for graduate students, school psychologists, school counselors, teachers, principals, and others committed to promoting healthy and successful students and schools.


3-Day Basic Training


Mon, July 17, 2017 - Wed, July 19, 2017

The 3-day basic training focuses on how federal and state education policy and grassroots advocacy shapes positive learning environments for all students. Participants will explore opportunities and barriers to education reform in ESSA and the impact of research, policy and practice on school and student outcomes.

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5-Day Advanced Training


Mon, July 17, 2017 - Fri, July 21, 2017

In addition to all of the offerings included in the 3-day training, 5-day training participants will explore the theme in greater depth. 

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2-Day Special Topic Focus


Thurs, July 20, 2017 - Fri, July 21, 2017

Previous PPI attendees (starting in 2010) are eligible to attend the 2-Day Special Topic PPI.

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