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SPSSI Policy News RSS Feed - July 19, 2010

By Christopher Woodside

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New Materials Added to SPSSI Education Event Page

Carl Kallgren, Associate Professor of Psychology, Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, recently presented his findings on “Dropout and Truancy Prevention within the Context of a Paradigm Shift” at SPSSI’s 8th Biennial Convention in New Orleans.  Carl’s presentation materials are now available alongside the other speakers’ resources accessible from the SPSSI March education event pageClick here to access directly.

Mary Jo Greil Reports on “Imagine Memphis” Success via SPSSI Connection

Mary Jo Greil, of “Imagine Memphis,” another presenter at SPSSI’S March education forum, has written in with an update as to some recent successes for the program.  Mary’s Jo’s own words appear below:

“In March, SPSSI invited Imagine Memphis to participate in the Education Reform panel on Capitol Hill.  As a result of highlighting the work of Imagine Memphis to the SPSSI membership, Imagine Memphis has recently organized a Research Component for this community initiative.  Ten researchers from across the U.S. are volunteering their time to provide research direction and provide specific project research support.   Some of the research will involve tracking the impact of the Imagine Memphis process in a large urban high school.  For further information, contact Mary Jo Greil, EdD at”  Imagine Memphis on the web.

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