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Sunday, August 17, 2014

After Newtown massacre, mother urges compassion in schools

The Seattle Times – Claudia Rowe

“Scarlett Lewis’s 6-year-old son, Jesse, was among the 20 children murdered at Sandy Hook Elementary School in 2012. On Tuesday, the 46-year-old single mother spoke to Education Lab about her journey from despair to forgiveness for shooter Adam Lanza, and the surprising power she discovered through practicing compassion.” (more)

Friday, June 27, 2014

Conn. Governor Pledges $15 Million to Support Common-Core Implementation

Education Week – Madeline Will

“Gov. Dannel Malloy made a show of his commitment to the common core in Connecticut on Thursday with a pledge to put an additional $15 million into rolling out the educational standards. The money will go towards implementing recommendations by a task force of educators and parents on how best to transition to the new standards…” (more)

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Conn. Task Force Recommends Mental Health Care Improvements

Education Week – AP

“Connecticut’s system for treating children and young adults with psychiatric issues is inadequate for addressing what has become “a substantial public mental health burden in the state,” according to a task force that released wide-ranging recommendations Tuesday on how the state can improve services. The 20-member task force, created last year after the 2012 massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, released 47 proposals…” (more)

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Closing educational gap starts early

The Day – Staff Writer

“The evidence is clear and accepted that Connecticut has one of the largest educational achievement gaps in the nation. For many years, lower income and minority students have scored considerably lower on standardized tests than have their white, wealthier peers.”(more)

Monday, December 30, 2013

We Must Be Serious About Investing in Education for Our Children

The Middletown Press – Jennifer Alexander

“When it comes to education, all of Connecticut’s children are counting on us to give them the tools they need to succeed.”(more)

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Newtown Remembers Victims with 26 Bell Tolls

Time – Courtney Subramanian

“Bells rang out 26 times in Newtown, Conn. Saturday, in remembrance of the number of lives that were taken a year ago in one of the nation’s deadliest school shootings.”(more)

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Music, art help heal families torn by Newtown school massacre

Reuters – Barbara Goldberg and Ellen Wulfhorst

“For some Newtown residents, the arts have provided a way to go on with their lives after the death of their loved ones when a young gunman killed 20 children and six adults at the school on Dec. 14, 2012.”(more)

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

No Motive In Newtown Report, But Many Details About Lanza

NPR- Bill Chappell

“Investigators say they haven’t determined why Adam Lanza killed 26 students and staff at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., last December. But they know he acted alone in that attack and his mother’s murder, according to a summary report released weeks before the one-year anniversary of the shooting rampage.”(more)

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Newtown Residents Demolish A School, And Violent Memories

NPR – Patrick Skahill

“Demolition has begun at Sandy Hook Elementary School, where a gunman killed 20 students and six adults last December. Bricks will be pulverized, steel melted down and a new school built at the same location.”(more)

Monday, October 14, 2013

Sandy Hook teacher finds way to respond to tragedy

Boston.com – NANCI G. HUTSON

“Sandy Hook Elementary School first-grade teacher Kaitlin Roig-DeBellis always cries when she reads students her favorite childhood book, ‘‘Lyle, Lyle Crocodile.’’”(more)