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2013 Archive Highlights?

October 14, 2013 Update   School Social Workers highlighted at Committee for Education Funding (CEF) Conference and Gala Banquet

September 2, 2013 Update   SSWAA Attends White House Meeting on Affordable Care Act & Mental Health,  SSWAA Urges OCR to Collect Data on Numbers of School Social Workers and School Psychologists

August 5, 2013 Update    Student Success Act,  ESEA Update, Education Funding Outlook, School Social Workers Storm the Capitol!

House Committee Passes ESEA Bill.  June 19, 2013

June 3, 2013 Update:   SSWAA Goes to the White House for the White House National Conference on Mental Health.    Understanding Sequestration.  Agenda for Summer Leadership & Legislative Institute.

April 8, 2013:    SSWAA helped develop A Framework for Safe and Successful Schools; Committee Hearing on Funding for Children’s Mental Health;   Funding School Mental Health Services THIS year;  

March 11, 2013 Update:  SSWAA Participates in Multiple Mental Health Events in Washington:  House Democratic Gun Violence Prevention Task Force Hosts discussion on "Mental Health in America",  The White House hosted an event,  "Taking Action: Creating Model Emergency Management Plans for Schools",  House Energy and Commerce Committee (which has jurisdiction over health and mental health legislation) hosted a bipartisan forum with leading experts on mental health to explore issues related to severe mental illness and violence.

February 11, 2013 Update:    Mental Health In Schools:  "School Social Workers Improving Student Success Act"  is reintroduced.     "Mental Health in Schools Act"

January 14, 2013 Update    SSWAA is at the Table:  Myrna Goes to the White House  and much more??

2012 Archives

Post-Election DC Update:  A Look Ahead for Education   November 19, 2012

First School Social Worker Elected to Congress!   November 14, 2012

Congress Exits Washington  September 24, 2012

The Threat of Sequestration  September 10, 2012

2012 SSWAA Legislative Priorities

2012 "Talking Points"  for SSWAA's Legislative Priorities (Members Only)

Elementary and Secondary School Counseling Program

ESEA Re-Authorization

2011 Archives

Affordable Care Act 2011

Continuing Resolution 2011

March 24, 2011  H.R. 1138 School Social Workers Improving Student Success Act  Introduced by Rep Gwen Moore, (D) Wis

Spending Reduction Act of 2011

2010 Archives

SSWAA Member Briefs Senate HELP Committee.  2010

Letter Supporting the Needs of the "Whole Child" from Senator Finegold. March 15, 2010 Letter from Senator Finegold in support of the whole child to include school counseling i.e. school social work services:

2009 Archives 

CMS 22887:  Medication Regulations Rescinded  June 8, 2009  SSWAA Advocacy helps pay off.

Schools and the Stimulus.  June 2, 2009.    Restrictions on Special Education funding prompt complaints that some districts won't get stimulus money under performance rankings.

2008 Archives

Strip Search violated 8th Grader's Constitutional Rights. July 22, 2008   Los Angeles Times

New AFT President Challenges "Broken" NCLB.  July 22, 2008 

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