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Grad Student Scholarship

MASCA is pleased to announce we are again offering scholarships for MASCA graduate students to attend the 2015 MASCA Spring conference on Tuesday, April 7, 2015. Four $100 scholarships will be awarded. Scholarship recipients must commit to:

• Attend the MASCA conference on April 7, 2015
• Serve as a conference volunteer for a minimum of 10 hours (Sample volunteer activities include: moderating sessions, assisting with registration, conference advertising, and other pre-conference activities)
• Use the funds toward conference attendance expenses (e.g., hotel stay or registration only)

Interested graduate students can apply online: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1dAzHgdacPz7tM3if_Bq4jJIrUdRS6jnV-Fz6UEnIFfE/viewform

The deadline to apply for the scholarship is December 31, 2014. Any questions can be directed to Dr. Megan Krell at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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2014 New England Conference on School Climate & Discipline

The 2014 New England Conference, "Equity Issues in Discipline & School Climate Improvement:  Policy & Best-Practice Strategies for New England Educators" 
will take place at the Harvard Graduate School of Education on Friday, December 12.
 
UPDATED Conference Agenda attached or find it at the url:  schoolclimateconsulting.org  under the 'Conference' tab. 
 
Co-sponsored by the National School Climate Center and the Social-Emotional Learning Alliance for Massachusetts (SAM), and introduced by Harvard Prevention Science & Practice lecturer Dr. Gretchen Brion-Meisels, this 5th Annual Conference goal is to not only summarize the Office of Civil Rights' 2014 Dear Colleague Letter on discriminatory discipline, but also support school-wide efforts to implement strategies regarding equity-centered discipline, school climate improvement efforts, and systemic change to reduce discriminatory discipline. 
 
The Conference is open to all safe school leaders and practitioners, particularly Principals, Assistant Principals, Deans of Students, School Adjustment & Guidance Counselors, Special Educators, and School Resource Officers.   MASCA members get a 10% discount!
 
Link to Registration Form: [pdf]
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Professional Development Opportunity at BSU

 

A Full-Day Professional Development Opportunity

at Bridgewater State University

 

Targeting counseling professionals interested in group work in school settings. The event will be divided into two 3-hour workshops with lunch provided. Active engagement and participation by attendees is encouraged!

 

     Download the flyer [pdf] updated 10.28.14

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MASCA Spring 2015 Conference Updates

Where will you be on Tuesday, April 7, 2015?  Where all folks excited about school counseling will be -- the annual MASCA Conference at the Holiday Inn, Boxborugh, MA.

The deadline is fast approaching for the open call for proposals to help build this years' conference. Practioners and Graduate Students for the Poster Presentation session must submit complete proposals by October 31, 2014 to be considered.

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Support the Massachusetts Reach Higher Initiative

Do you want to make a difference in the life of a student who wants to attend some sort of post-secondary educational opportunity?  Are you already involved with efforts to ensure more citizens of the Commonwealth go beyond high school to receive adequate education in a post-secondary training program?  Then you are invited to step up and get involved with the Massachusetts Reach Higher initiative.