Magazine article National Association of School Psychologists. Communique

Editor's Note

Magazine article National Association of School Psychologists. Communique

Editor's Note

Article excerpt

Advocacy is in the air! COMMUNIQUÉ published a number of articles recently on various advocacy topics. Well, they just keep coming; this time in the form of articles on social justice. Spurred by School Psychology Review's special topic, "Promoting Social Justice," in its December issue, several authors have submitted articles on that subject, thereby helping to create our own mini-series this month. Read the thoughtful critique of key social justice concepts by James B. Connelly ("Rethinking Social Justice") and keep that in mind as you read "Advancing Social Justice Through Primary Prevention" and "Social Justice in Psychology: Moving Forward." Related articles about NCLB's effect on the achievement gap; preserving school psychological services during difficult economic times; the new NASP Bilingual School Psychology Interest Group; a practicum experience in Africa and its effects on students' cultural sensitivity; and "A Difference Maker on Behalf of Children" whose goal is for students to understand their rights to equity, justice, and quality in education round out COMMUNIQUE'S coverage of this timely topic.

Advocacy? Have you ever thought about running for NASP office? Read "Who Wants to Be a NASP Leader," by Charles Deupree. It's primary season for NASP officers and delegates - how about throwing your hat in the ring?

Because this is the final issue of COMMUNIQUÉ for this school year, I would like to take a moment to thank a few of the many people who work so hard to bring this newspaper to you every month. …

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