School psychologists can provide expertise on issues facing schools and students such as learning disabilities, mental health issues, school safety and crisis prevention, and more. Members of the media should contact Katherine Cowan at 301-347-1665.
NASP Applauds Investments in President Biden’s FY2024 Budget Request
NASP is grateful to see that President Biden's proposed budget for Fiscal Year 2024 seeks to expand on federal investments enacted by Congress in the FY2023 appropriations bill, as well as investments made through the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act. The President's FY2024 proposal represents a nearly 14% increase in education investments over FY2023, and it includes critical funding to address the youth mental health crisis and the critical workforce shortages in education.
NASP Opposes Censorship in Public Education
The National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) joins other K–12, higher education, and parent and family organizations expressing deep concern over efforts to misuse parents’ rights as a smokescreen to hobble our public K–12 schools’ and universities’ ability to provide a comprehensive, factual, and inclusive education to all students.
Meaghan Guiney Named New Editor of Communiqué
The National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) is pleased to announce that Meaghan Curran Guiney, PhD, NCSP, has been selected as the editor-elect of Communiqué, NASP’s flagship member publication. Dr. Guiney has begun her term as editor-elect and will assume full editorship July 1, 2023, for a 5-year term.
NASP Announces 2023 School Psychologist of the Year and Lifetime Achievement Award Recipients
The National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) is pleased to announce its most prestigious awards for 2023. Congratulations to Jason A. Pedersen, PhD, NCSP, the 2023 School Psychologist of the Year, and to Shane R. Jimerson, PhD, NCSP, the 2023 Lifetime Achievement Award recipient. These individuals represent the best in school psychology and outstanding commitment to the profession and to improving the lives and learning of children and youth.
Public Comments and Testimony
Testimony for the Markup Hearing of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce on the Parents Bill of Rights Act and the Protect Women and Girls in Sports Act
Testimony for the Hearing of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce on American Education in Crisis on February 8, 2023
Comments in Response to Possible Changes to Section 504 Regulations
School Psychology in the News
NASP Director of Policy Discusses Students' Mental Health on C-SPAN
NASP's Director of Policy and Advocacy, Kelly Vaillancourt Strobach, discussed on CSPAN’s Washington Monthly program the role of schools in providing mental health support to students. She shares the importance of mental health on school performance, how supporting the whole student allows them to thrive in school, at home, and in life, and the role of schools psychologists and other school-employed mental health professionals providing these services. … more
Washington to Washington - Kids, the Pandemic and Mental Health
NASP Executive Director Kathleen Minke appears on Washington to Washington to discuss how the shortages of school psychologists affects the support students are able to receive and how the Safer Communities Act, which NASP supported in Congress, will fund increased mental health services in schools. … more
What Are Maryland Schools Doing To Prevent Gun Violence?
NASP member Christina Conolly joined the Kojo Nnamdi Show to discuss violence prevention in Montgomery (MD) County Public Schools. … more
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Responsible Media Coverage of Crisis Events Impacting Children
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