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School Crisis in Connecticut is a website intended to serve as a singular place of sharing, communication, and contact with the families of those who lost their lives in the tragic shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, CT on December 14, 2012.


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NEA-HIN School Crisis Guide
This guide contains resources on preparing for, reacting to, and responding to a crisis. See especially:

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.

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Engaging on Social Media

Living Through Tragedy: Sandy Hook Elementary
On Pinterest, we remember and honor the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting and share resources for educators and parents to deal with this tragedy.

Snowflakes for Sandy Hook Elementary
On Pinterest, show your support for Sandy Hook students, who will be relocated to an old school building in January, by making creative snowflakes to decorate their new space.

Tragedy @ Sandy Hook Elementary: Educators Respond
On Storify, educators across the nation mourn the violent loss of life at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Connecticut. Together we reflect, pick up the pieces and console our students. We honor the teachers and staff who risked their lives, gave their lives and saved lives.

The Voices of Educators

To the custodians, counselors, librarians, teachers and staff of Sandy Hook Elementary. To the principal, to the precious students and their families. Check out our slideshow with the thoughts of educators across the nation in these moments of tragedy.

NEA President Dennis Van Roekel on the Sandy Hook School Tragedy

NEA President Dennis Van Roekel offers his condolences to the Sandy Hook Elementary School community and calls for us to come together and shape a meaningful plan of action to ensure the safety of our children and their educators.

Honoring Newtown

Take a moment for quiet reflection over the loss of 20 innocent, young school children and six cherished educators.


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Engage us on Twitter with the hashtags #newtown and #sandyhook.

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