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3/25/2020
The safety of students, educators, social workers, and their clients and communities are paramount to the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) and its Council on Accreditation (COA). In response to the continuing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are committed to supporting social work education programs. Read more here.
3/25/2020
CSWE has approved an update to the number of field hours required to earn degrees in social work. Due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, students who have completed 85% of the required placement hours to a satisfactory level may, at program discretion, be evaluated as having met the field placement requirements.
3/24/2020
The Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) is committed to communicating with the social work community to provide accurate, up-to-date information about testing for licensure. ASWB reports that Pearson VUE test centers are closed through April 15. Read more here.
3/20/2020
The three largest social work organizations in the United States, ASWB, CSWE, and NASW, are calling social work practitioners, students, faculty, employers, regulators, policy makers, and all interested parties to action. 
3/10/2020
CSWE staff members are committed to supporting and advancing the programs that educate tomorrow’s social workers. Social Work Month’s theme is Generations Strong, and social workers on staff at CSWE took time to think about how things have changed regarding social work education and what aspects of the profession and programs remain as true today as they were years ago. Read more here
3/5/2020
CSWE Chairwoman Saundra Starks, EdD, MSW, and CSWE President and CEO Darla Spence Coffey, PhD, MSW, presented Rep. Susan Davis, D-Calif., with a lifetime achievement award to recognize her commitment to advancing quality social work education. Davis is a former social worker and will not seek reelection after 10 terms in Congress. 
2/27/2020
Patrick Dunne, APR, has joined CSWE as the vice president of communications and marketing. Dunne brings 15 years of communications, public relations, and association marketing experience to CSWE.
1/31/2020
Find highlights from the Council on Social Work Education’s many events, initiatives and achievements in the 2018–2019 Annual Report, available here. Throughout CSWE’s year, a community of social work educators volunteered their time and energy to advance the profession through the board of directors, six commissions or 11 councils, various committees, and task forces.
1/31/2020
The Oxford University Press will publish an Encyclopedia of Macro Social Work this year and has extended until February 14, 2020, its call for new topics to be considered for inclusion. Articles written for the Encyclopedia of Macro Social Work should be directly focused on macro social work, defined broadly to include macro practice methods as well as macro theories, concepts, ideologies, problems, and contexts relating to macro social work.
1/22/2020
Danielle E. Parrish, PhD, has been named editor-in-chief of the Journal of Social Work Education (JSWE). She takes over from Dr. Joanne Yaffe, whose term ended in December 2019. Parrish will serve a 3-year term, 2020–2022, during which time she also will head the JSWE Editorial Advisory Board and serve as an ex-officio member of the CSWE Council on Publications.
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