Daily Archive for August 28th, 2008

NASP policy recommendations

The National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) has introduced recommendations about education policy.

The National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) released its education policy recommendations, Ready to Learn, Empowered to Teach: Excellence in Education for the 21st Century, for inclusion in the national debate over how best to help all of America’s children achieve their fullest potential. Ready to Learn, Empowered to Teach outlines five principles necessary to ensure excellence in education by lowering barriers to learning and teaching, which call for providing:

  1. Comprehensive curricula matched with individualized instruction.
  2. Sufficient student support services to address barriers to learning for all students on a continuum of care that engages families and community providers.
  3. Comprehensive accountability and progress monitoring measures that provide a valid picture of student and school functioning.
  4. Professional development and supports for teachers and other educators necessary for instructional excellence.
  5. Federal leadership and school-based research to promote effective services that support the whole child in the learning context.

Download a copy of Ready to Learn, Empowered to Teach.