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Remainders: Searching for words after Conn. school shooting

  • A shooting at an elementary school in Newtown, Conn, killed 20 children and six adults. (Courant)
  • Experts say it’s important to answer children’s questions about the shooting honestly. (SchoolBook)
  • More advice: “Be honest, but not too honest” when talking to young children about the shooting. (Slate)
  • Here’s Mr. Rogers’ recollection about learning as a child how to comprehend horrible events. (Kottke)
  • The school’s principal leapt to her students’ aid, losing her own life in the process, staff said. (Metropolis)
  • In October, the principal had Tweeted a picture of students during an evacuation drill. (District Dossier)
  • Andy Rotherham: There are societal issues at play in Sandy Hook, and school issues, too. (Eduwonk)
  • The Gates Foundation’s latest grant to New Jersey depends on Chris Christie’s tenure. (Answer Sheet)
  • An education professor suggests how to turn a teacher “bar exam” proposal into reality. (Top Performers)
  • The U.S. Department of Education plans narrower focuses for future innovation contests. (Politics K-12)