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Remembering Sandy Hook: Providing Grief and Crisis Support

Remembering Sandy Hook: Providing Grief and Crisis Support

Today marks the three-year anniversary since the unthinkable happened at Sandy Hook Elementary School. AFSA pauses to remember and honor the 20 students and six adults, including Principal Dawn Hochsprung, an AFSA member, who tragically lost their lives that day. AFSA is proud to be a founding partner, along with several other leading national education organizations, of the Coalition to […]

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One Year After Sandy Hook

Today we remember the children, staff members and educators, including AFSA member Dawn Hochsprung, whose lives were needlessly ended in the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting one year ago. As we began 2013, school safety was at the forefront of our national discussion, but as the year progressed it seems this crucial issue has fallen to the wayside. Schools are still […]

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Looking Forward After Sandy Hook: AFSA Joins Bereavement Coalition

Looking Forward After Sandy Hook: AFSA Joins Bereavement Coalition

Last year as the holiday season approached its peak, the unthinkable happened in Newtown, Conn., on Dec. 14. One year later, as violence in schools across the country continues, little has been done in Congress.

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Educators Take a Stand Against Financing Guns

Educators Take a Stand Against Financing Guns

A group of California teachers is taking to heart the linkage of education and firearms inherent in the wake of the tragedy in Newtown, Conn., and is working to divest teacher funds of firearm holdings. Following a unanimous vote by its members during a public meeting, the California State Teachers Retirement System (Calstrs), one of the largest in the United […]

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President Diann Woodard Responds To NRA Statement

It was Ronald Reagan who once said, “There are no easy answers, but there are simple answers. We must have the courage to do what we know is morally right.”

What is right and necessary for the nation now is to continue to teach tolerance to our children who live in an ever changing and diverse society. An armed security guard is no match for a community that works to accept everyone and gives them purpose.

AFSA stands behind its plea to the president to create a National Task Force on School Safety, so that we may join together to examine best practices and help school leaders to continue to open their doors to all across the country each day.

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AFSA’s Call For National Safety Task Force In The News

AFSA’s Call For National Safety Task Force In The News

In the wake of the shootings in Newtown, Conn., the American Federation of School Administrators is calling for a national task force specifically on school safety.

The task force, the goals of which were outlined in a press release dated Dec. 18, would focus on standards for establishing best practices in school safety, for implementing those best practices, and for determining what resources are needed to establish them.

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AFSA Calls On President Obama To Create Task Force On School Safety

AFSA Calls On President Obama To Create Task Force On School Safety

President Woodard sends a letter to the president saying gun control and mental health policy “may inspire more divisiveness than solutions.”

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Reflecting On Today’s Tragedy

We’ve just been informed that one of our sisters, Dawn Hochsprung, was killed in today’s unthinkable tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary. Hochsprung is described as a leader and innovator in her community by those who knew her. Our thoughts and prayers go out to her family members.

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