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In the News: What Congressional COVID Funding Means for K-12 Schools

The inauguration of Joe Biden takes place this week. The President-elect recently proposed a $1.9 trillion stimulus package which includes new aid for K-12 and higher education. Here are the details on his approach, which has been called a “rescue plan” aimed at reopening schools. (Updated 1/14) A new, $1.9 trillion stimulus package proposed by […]

In the News: Where is it Safe to Reopen Schools?

As schools grapple with reopening plans across the country, education leaders, teachers unions, and parents clash over what they believe to be the safest path forward. A recent study offers new insights about how school impacts public health. Since the beginning of this pandemic, experts and educators have feared that open schools would spread the […]

In the News: How to Teach Students About the U.S. Capitol Attack

As we experience some of the most intense challenges our country has ever faced, students are watching. Now, educators across the US are tasked with explaining dramatic events as tensions unfold in real time. This article shares resources for how to navigate these issues and support your students. The dramatic events of Jan. 6 and […]

In The News: Teachers on TV? Schools Try Creative Strategy to Narrow Digital Divide

During the pandemic, most schools have been tasked with reaching students online.  However, finding way to engage, connect with, and reach students –especially those without reliable internet access or tech devices–has been an extraordinary challenge. Now, educators and local tv stations have teamed up for a creative solution to engage students at home. Nearly every […]

10…9…8!! It’s a New Year for Safe and Sound Schools

As we count down to the close of 2020 (with GREAT enthusiasm!), and look forward to 2021, we THANK YOU–our community of educators, public safety and mental health professionals, security and safety leaders, administrators, parents, students, and support staff–for staying the course through one of the most challenging years we have all faced. Our schools […]

In the News: A Hidden Crisis

The pandemic has put a strain on all of our school communities.  Public health measures have transformed the educational experience to protect our kids from the virus.  But amid virtual classes and isolation from peers, concerns are growing over a crisis that’s not so obvious- our students’ mental health.   If you or a loved one […]

In the News: No Vaccine, No School?

Over the weekend, the CDC director and FDA gave final approval for emergency use authorization of the first COVID-19 vaccine in the US.  As questions surrounding efficacy and distribution arise, some school and public health officials say vaccination requirements may be on the way. Note: The recent authorization is for people 16 and older.  …pediatricians […]

Sandy Hook: Remembering Today for a Safer Tomorrow

Eight years ago, today, our lives were changed forever.  We readied our children for school without realizing these would be our last precious minutes together. Yet here they are with us, safe and sound. They live on in our hearts, our actions, and our mission. They live on in the community we’ve created in their […]

Celebrate Joey

One of my Sandy Hook neighbors coined the phrase with her daughter on what would have been our daughter Josephine’s 8th birthday. Her daughter’s little fingers etched the proclamation in the fresh snowfall sparkling on the windshield. And so we do, year after year. Today is the day we celebrate Joey’s 15th birthday. We invite […]