February 16, 2018 – Keeping Students and Schools Safe
For the 8th time this year, school communities, teachers, and leaders are reeling from an assault on children going about the daily pursuit of learning. And in school districts and principal offices across the country school leaders are reviewing warning systems, emergency plans, and communication protocols. And in those same schools, parents are hugging their children while educators prepare for the questions, tears, and shrugs that accompany students’ confusion and fears.
We add our voice to those of others decrying this attack and share the heartbreak of those most affected by this tragedy. Although there are no words that can ease the pain of those who have lost loved ones, we offer this statement in tribute and as a call to action and renewed commitment.