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December 20, 2012

Meaningful Solutions for School Safety in the Newtown Aftermath

NAESP Executive Director Gail Connelly believes that in addition to school safety, the Sandy Hook tragedy has raised much larger issues about student mental health issues and the glaring need for more coordinated community and school services available to principals who need them to help their students and families.

December 20, 2012

How Can We Learn From Newtown?

There seems something wrong, even six days later, to be talking about the politics of the massacre in Connecticut.

December 19, 2012

Resources to Help Students, Schools Cope With Violence

A round-up of resources and book titles on K-12 school safety and coping with grief and tragedies in schools.

December 19, 2012

Society's Obligations

In the wake of the tragedy at Newtown, ASCA Executive Director Kwok-Sze Wong reminds us that the United States has the highest number of guns per capita in the world - and the highest rate of untreated or undertreated mental illness.

December 18, 2012

A Voice in Ramah

I've been avoiding commenting on the events in Connecticut last week because it feels like incredible hubris to think I have any words or thoughts adequate to this tragedy. But in the face of the tragic deaths of 20 children and 6 adults, I keep coming back to the words of another child who died in ...

December 18, 2012

Singing Songs of Joy and Peace

Let's re-affirm our conviction that public schools, whether they be in the leafy suburbs, northern woods or gritty urban centers, are places of hope and caring. Let's sing songs of joy and peace.

December 18, 2012

What to Do About School Shootings

I think it is time for us to acknowledge that we won't find safety through security alone.

December 18, 2012

Newtown

I'd like all of us, before we write, opine, or declaim, to take care that we accord the lost children of Newtown the dignity they deserve.

December 17, 2012

Guns at School

If teachers have to wonder if their students have guns, their instruction invariably suffers.

December 17, 2012

Brave Teachers and Heavy Hearts

Today America's school reopen after a weekend of sadness in response to the horrific shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School. While our hearts are full of sadness for the children and school staff who were killed, we are full of pride for the educators who protected and saved many children.

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