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CASP’s 70th annual convention will be held October 24-26, 2019 in Long Beach. In recognition of the “You’re Not Alone: Integrating Systems of Support” theme, this convention will emphasize partnerships – ways in which school psychologists partner with other mental health professionals and educators to ensure all students learn. CASP is encouraging presentations made by teams that have successful programs to share.
The CASP Board of Directors approved a resolution that “calls on Congress to take effective action on climate change to protect current and future students.”
This resolution approved in San Mateo on March 13 – where CASP kicked off its three-day Spring Institute 2019 the following day – places CASP near the forefront of the issue among education-focused nonprofits. The National School Boards Association is expected to consider a climate change resolution at the end of this month, following the lead of the National Black Council of School Board Members. More than 40 school boards in the western states have passed similar resolutions.
CASP entered the climate change arena after the Salmon Creek Climate Action Club, a group of sixth graders from Salmon Creek Charter School in Occidental in Sonoma County, referenced CASP and NASP on Twitter. The movement is sponsored by Schools for Climate Action.
CASP would like to extend our thoughts and support for the victims of the state’s most recent wildfires, especially those in Butte, Ventura and Northern Los Angeles counties. If you would like to make a donation to those affected by the Camp Fire in Paradise, please consider the following places:
American Red Cross Butte County Relief Fund: redcross.org, or call 1- 800-RED CROSS
Below are resources from the National Association of School Psychologists and a video of a presentation made at CASP’s Spring Institute held in March by Santa Rosa Schools Assistant Superintendent Stephen Mizera, Principal Ed Navarro, School Counselor Robin Wilkins, Restorative Specialist Briana Seely-Clark and School Psychologists Angela Bonner and Matthew Park. We hope this information may help as schools and communities come back together to rebuild.
Even with guidelines from the state Department of Education and those adopted by school districts, school psychologists, teachers, administrators and parents still have questions regarding assessment for dyslexia. CASP has developed a fact sheet in a Q & A format designed to answer those questions. Still have questions? If you are a CASP member, email us at email@example.com and we will strive to get it answered. Not a member? Click on Join CASP above and see the benefits you’ve been missing. Become a CASP member today!
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