School Crisis in Connecticut
MySandyHookFamily.org 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.
NEA President Dennis Van Roekel
A Message to Members on the Sandy Hook Tragedy from Dennis Van Roekel
We have a responsibility to come together, have the deeper conversation, and shape a meaningful plan of action to ensure that no child, no school, no educator ever suffers the trauma and tragedy of Sandy Hook.
- NEA President: common sense gun laws are essential to keep children and schools safe
- Educators support stronger laws to prevent gun violence says NEA poll
- NEA President: Taft Shooting Underscores Urgent Need to Prevent Future Tragedies
- AFT, NEA: Arming Educators Won’t Keep Schools Safe
- NRA is out of touch
NEA Health Information Network Resources
NEA-HIN School Crisis Guide
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.
- NEA Crisis Response Teams Help Sandy Hook Students and Staff (December 21, 2012)
- NEA President: Education community shares Newtown’s grief and loss (December 14, 2012)
- NEA Reacts to School Shooting in Connecticut (December 14, 2012)
- Lessons on Loss (March 2010)
Engaging on Social Media
Living Through Tragedy: Sandy Hook Elementary
Snowflakes for Sandy Hook Elementary
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
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.
Take a moment for quiet reflection over the loss of 20 innocent, young school children and six cherished educators.
Connecticut Education Association
- Statement from CEA President Sheila Cohen on Newtown School Shooting
- CEA Supporting Teachers and Students Impacted by Newtown Tragedy
- Education Community Shares Newtown’s Grief and Loss
- Send Donations to the Sandyhook School Support Fund
- Blog: Bells Ring for Sandy Hook Victims
- Scholarship and Memorial to Honor Newtown Community