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MediaNASP Joins Colleague Organizations in Clarifying Use of SROs in Schools

 August 13, 2020

Given the events of the past several months, including the call for the elimination of all law enforcement in schools, we (NASP) worked with a few of our colleague organizations involved in the Framework to further clarify the appropriate role and training of SROs and how properly implemented SRO programs differ from deploying untrained or undertrained law enforcement in schools.

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  • NASP Statement on Reopening Schools for In-Person Learning

    The decision to return to in-person instruction in our nation’s schools must be driven by a principle of least harm, guided by reliable public health data, and it must consider the needs of students, families, and staff. The decision must not be made on the basis of political expediency and the elevation of economic concerns over the safety of students, staff, and the community.

  • NASP Urges Swift Passage of FY21 Federal Education Spending Bills

    The National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) applauds the House Labor, Health, and Human Services (LHHS) Appropriations subcommittee for rejecting many of the Trump Administration’s proposed budget cuts and providing an increase in federal education investments for FY21.

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