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Important Information about ESSA and School Psychology in New Jersey!!!

The New Jersey Department of Education is offering the opportunity for the public to provide input on the new federal education law, the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), as New Jersey develops it's ESSA state implementation plan. Throughout September the New Jersey Department of Education is holding several ‘Public Listening Sessions’ on implementation of the federal ‘Every Student Succeeds Act’ (ESSA). School psychologists can provide input regarding the role of school psychologists in ESSA implementation. either by public testimony at the hearings or submitting written testimony to the NJDOE.

Two public hearings have already occurred and school psychologists were a visible presence. There are two more hearings – one this evening in East Brunswick (9/14) and one in Teaneck (9/22).  Granted, it is short notice for this evening, but even if you can’t speak publicly tonight, please feel free to attend and support your school psychology colleagues who plan to testify. If you are a North Jersey School Psychologist, we could really use your presence in Teaneck!.  You do need to register in order to testify in person at either of these sites.

Why is this so important?   

Click here: Why is this so important.docx

Click here to register for  East Brunswick East Brunswick Info and Registration


Here is the link to the NJDOE site with additional information about ESSA in NJ NJDOE ESSA Info



Click here to register for Teaneck Teaneck Info and Registration


You do not have to live in these regions in order to testify or provide written testimony at these sites. NJASP is providing guidance for you if you are unsure how this process works or what to include in your testimony. Click here for additional information, talking points, and a template for your testimony.    ESSA Talking Points.docx 

If you do not feel comfortable with speaking publicly, you can provide written testimony and/or accompany your more extroverted school psychology colleagues who wish to speak.

Written testimony only:  Email at ESSA@doe.state.nj.us


Click here for link to all information in one word document call to action ESSA public testimony.9.14.16.docx

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Advocate for all children to realize their full potential


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Winter Conference

Friday December 9. 2016

This year's winter conference focuses on preparing school psychologists to implement Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) with a focus on New Jersey Multi-Tiers Systems of Support (NJTSS).  

 Registration open October 2016


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Great News for School Psychologists!

The “Every Student Succeeds Act” (ESSA), a federal law recently passed, will go into effect in September 2017.  This law gives states more power as to how they spend their money; this flexibility offers unprecedented opportunities for schools and practitioners.

What is exciting is that this new law specifically mentions school psychologists as part of “specialized instructional support personnel” as well as, “school-based mental health service providers.” ESSA recognizes the need to provide comprehensive school psychological services to all students.  

ESSA provides a clear pathway for school psychologists to go beyond their responsibilities as members of the Child Study Team and fulfill their roles as providers of comprehensive services throughout the school.

The New Jersey Association of School Psychologists (NJASP) serves and supports school psychologists across the state.  NJASP will work closely with NJDOE in how ESSA is implemented. 

We need your help. We are looking for input and ideas on how ESSA can empower you as a practitioner and improve your school. Please click here for more information ESSA and School Psychology.Final.pdf and an opportunity to provide your input either via email or use the discussion forum. 


The “Every Student Succeeds Act” (ESSA), a federal law recently passed, will go into effect in September 2017.  This law gives states more power as to how they spend their money; this flexibility offers unprecedented opportunities for schools and practitioners.

What is exciting is that this new law specifically mentions school psychologists as part of “specialized instructional support personnel” as well as, “school-based mental health service providers.” ESSA recognizes the need to provide comprehensive school psychological services to all students.  

ESSA provides a clear pathway for school psychologists to go beyond their responsibilities as members of the Child Study Team and fulfill their roles as providers of comprehensive services throughout the school.

The New Jersey Association of School Psychologists (NJASP) serves and supports school psychologists across the state.  NJASP will work closely with NJDOE in how ESSA is implemented. 

ESSA Input & Ideas Discussion Forum

Click on "ESSA: Input and Ideas"  below under Topic to access important info and focus of the discussion. After you open the Topic, click Reply to become part of the discussion. We want to hear about some of the awesome things New Jersey School Psychologists are already doing to help kids! 

 

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