Dozens of Michigan schools started the holiday break two days early because of distractions caused by rumored threats of violence and issues with end-of-the-world prophecies. Following are statements from officials in the two counties explaining why.
Here is a newly released video of thanks to Sandy Hook Elementary School educators from Education Secretary Arne Duncan, who was reported to have visited Newtown, Conn., site of the fatal shootings of 20 young children and six teachers.
One teacher writes about the task she faces in the classroom on Monday, the first day back in school after the horrendous Newtown shootings that left 20 young children dead.
School districts in the greater Washington area and around the country respond to the deadly shootings at a Connecticut elementary school.
Here, from the National Association of School Psychologists, is advice on how to talk to children about violence.