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NEA statement on deaths of schoolteachers in Sparks, NV and Danvers, MA
“The NEA family is mourning the loss of two members this week—Mike Landsberry in Nevada and Colleen Ritzer in Massachusetts, two outstanding math teachers,” said National Education Association President Dennis Van Roekel. “Our thoughts and prayers are with their families, friends and students.” Read the full statement.
Our thoughts are with Colleen Ritzer's family, students and colleagues.
The Massachusetts Teachers Association and our colleagues at the National Education Association are closely monitoring this terrible situation. As we grieve for Colleen, we are doing everything we can to support students, fellow educators and parents.
Our heartfelt condolences go out to the students, staff, families of Sparks Middle School.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of math teacher, Michael Landsberry and the families of those impacted by this tragedy.
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Talking to Children about Violence
Parents and school personnel can help children feel safe by establishing a sense of normalcy and security and talking with them about their fears.
Report gives educators another voice to use to protect students
Although they may be disappointed with the U.S. Senate’s failure to pass comprehensive school safety legislation last week, educators nationwide are vowing to continue to fight and acknowledging that protecting our students and public schools from gun violence will be a long battle.
Check out a new NEA member-written report on keeping students, staff and school communities safe.
The VIVA (Voices Ideas Vision Action) Idea Exchange is one way NEA has lifted up members’ voices and recommendations on this critical issue.
Over the past 3 months, hundreds of members participated in this online pilot project, sharing ideas and having conversations with each other. From there, VIVA selected 11 educators to join the writing of the detailed report “Sensible Solutions for Safe Schools.” (pdf)
Find out more about our poll of NEA members.
RIP Mr. Micheal Landsberry. You're forever a hero!! We will miss you but never forget you. We love you batman!!<3 pic.twitter.com/vc1Ketnqvi— Cassie ♡ (@cassiiee_041513) October 24, 2013
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