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ERIC Number: EJ872632
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 4
ISSN: ISSN-0164-775X
Capitol Hill Recognizes National School Psychology Week and the Work of School Psychologists
Communique, v38 n5 p8, 10, 13-14, 16 Jan-Feb 2010
In honor of National School Psychology Week, the NASP Government and Professional Relations (GPR) and Communications committees and NASP staff joined forces on a campaign to help elected officials on Capitol Hill learn about the positive contributions of school psychologists and how their services impact student mental health and learning. This advocacy campaign involved creating a federal resolution recognizing National School Psychology Awareness Week and soliciting bipartisan sponsors and cosponsors in both the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives in support of the resolution. The effort culminated in passage of the resolutions and the sponsoring of a bicameral, bipartisan Congressional briefing, "Positive School Climate, Student Wellness, and Improved Academic Achievement: Bringing Out the Best in Students and Schools" held in Washington, District of Columbia on November 10, 2009. Kathy Minke, NASP president-elect, and Terry Molony, NASP delegate from New Jersey and Positive Psychology Interest Group chair, and elementary school principal Kwame Morton presented on behalf of NASP. This article presents transcripts of their statements which strongly conveyed the importance of creating positive school environments that create high expectations and build on students' strengths to promote academic achievement.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: District of Columbia; New Jersey; Washington