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November 16, 2018

This week, School Psychologists across the country participated in School Psychology Awareness Week, a week dedicated to increasing public knowledge about the work we do and the ways we can support our communities. The Philadelphia Inquirer posted an interview with a S...

November 4, 2018

The students at my high school are getting ready for their first round of exams next week. I hear many of my students identify themselves as “bad test takers” and report that no matter how hard they study, they never seem to do well on these exams. Others even go so fa...

October 8, 2018

The November midterm election is coming up on November 6th! As you are probably aware, the results of this election could have a huge impact on many local, state, and national policies, including those related to education funding and policy, access to medical and ment...

September 5, 2018

September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, and next Monday, September 10th, is World Suicide Prevention Day. As demonstrated by the recent suicides of celebrities such as Anthony Bourdain and Kate Spade, as well as Jamel Myles, a 9-year-old boy who killed himself...

August 14, 2018

When I was a kid, I used to love going to Staples to get school supplies for the upcoming school year. Picking out the most stylish trapper keeper, brightest gel pens, and cutest puppy folders I could find was the best. Nowadays, school supplies may be a bit less excit...

July 31, 2018

Tomorrow is August 1st. For anyone who operates on an academic calendar, turning to the next page of a calendar page also means preparing for the start of the upcoming school year. With less than a month of summer remaining, now is the time to be strategic about how to...

July 17, 2018

Even though it feels like only last week that I packed up my office, said goodbye to my students, and took the most epic end-of-school afternoon nap, believe it or not, we are already at the halfway point of summer. For those of you who also feel like their summer is f...

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