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??
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
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
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:
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.
Strip Search violated 8th Grader's Constitutional Rights. July 22, 2008 Los Angeles Times
New AFT President Challenges "Broken" NCLB. July 22, 2008