In a scenario that is becoming increasingly familiar, a teacher in New Mexico is being praised this week for putting his life on the line to protect students from an armed assailant. The incident has prompted additional concern about whether teachers receive adequate training in handling crisis situations like school shootings.
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November 14, 2013
In anticipation of the one-year anniversary of the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., in which 20 students and six teachers were killed by an intruder last December, former U.S. Representative Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) has collaborated with a victim's mother and a teacher to write an anti-violence lesson plan for schools.
October 22, 2013
After serving as a Marine and doing several tours in Afghanistan with the Nevada Air National Guard, 45-year-old Michael Landsberry died a hero on his home turf, in a civilian role. On Monday, the 8th grade math teacher and soccer coach was killed while trying to protect students from a school-aged gunman.
September 18, 2013
Experts say adults need to take a more active role to curb kids' abuse of social-media services.
September 06, 2013
If you're a high school teacher and find yourself with 35 minutes to fill, you might want to consider showing renowned German filmmaker Werner Herzog's new documentary about the dangers of texting and driving.
August 22, 2013
Antoinette Tuff, a bookkeeper at an elementary school near Atlanta, prevented what was likely to have been a mass school shooting by convincing the gunman to surrender.
June 14, 2013
By guest blogger Clara Pak As of today, half a year has passed since tragedy struck in Newtown, Conn. In remembrance of this somber anniversary, Randi Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers, and Tom Kuroski, president of the AFT affiliate in Newtown, co-wrote an op-ed piece fo...
June 06, 2013
Having survived the horrific attack at Sandy Hook Elementary school, and been on the receiving end of enormous generosity afterward, 1st grade teacher Kaitlin Roig began thinking about ways to give back.
May 30, 2013
A man was arrested in Salem, Ore., yesterday after carrying a pressure cooker into the offices of the Oregon Teacher Standards and Practice Commission and claiming he was trying to blow up the sign outside because of a misspelling.
May 28, 2013
The Horace Mann School, an elite private school in the Bronx, N.Y., issued an apology Friday to former students who were sexually abused by school staff members between the 1960s and 1990s.