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Daughter Of Slain Sandy Hook Principal Stars In New Hillary Clinton Ad

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 04.20.2016 | Politics

Erica Smegielski, the daughter of slain Sandy Hook Elementary School principal Dawn Hochsprung, will appear in a new ad for the Hillary Clinton campai...

Sandy Hook Principal's Daughter Remembers the Last Day She Saw Her Mother

Erica Lafferty | Posted 02.08.2015 | Impact
Erica Lafferty

This year, I ask you all to honor my mother's life with action. I ask you all to take one small step to honor her, and all of the others whose lives were taken far too soon by gun violence.

Ayotte Has Hostile Confrontation With Newtown Victim's Daughter

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 05.02.2013 | Politics

Erica Lafferty, the daughter of slain Sandy Hook Elementary School principal Dawn Hochsprung, confronted Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.) Tuesday over her v...

Michael McAuliff

WATCH: Sandy Hook Families Appeal To Senators Blocking Gun Bill | Michael McAuliff | Posted 04.11.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The children gunned down in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings and the adults slaughtered trying to protect them deserve to have...

Sandy Hook Principal's Stepdaughters Share Their Pain

2013-02-05-onemillion.jpg | Posted 02.05.2013 | Parents

This originally appeared on "I am an ecologist and I am a mother – I am not an activist… Now I find myself res...

A Promise to Change Starts with Disarming the Debate

Miranda Pacchiana | Posted 03.26.2013 | Impact
Miranda Pacchiana

Violence and anger are the products of fear, and we won't convince people to stop stockpiling deadly weapons until they understand that they already have power, because their voices are being heard and their fellow citizens and elected officials are not against them.

WATCH: Remember the Victims, Reject the Violence

Bill Moyers | Posted 02.20.2013 | Crime
Bill Moyers

Good laws are hard to come by. Civilization, just as hard. The rough and tumble of politics makes them so. But democracy aims for a moral order as just as humanly possible, which means laws that protect the weak and not just the strong. Lest we forget.

Arne Duncan Hails Newtown Teachers' 'Quiet Heroism'

Posted 12.19.2012 | Education

Secretary of Education Arne Duncan is visiting Newtown, Conn., Wednesday, following the Friday massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School that took the ...

After Newtown, The Conversation Must Continue

Meryl Ain, Ed.D. | Posted 02.17.2013 | Education
Meryl Ain, Ed.D.

The media continues to cover every angle of this gruesome tragedy. The president and other elected officials have spoken. What more is there to say?

Sandy Hook Principal Remembered As Education, Mother, Hero

Patch | Paul Singley | Posted 12.18.2012 | Education

President Barack Obama met with the daughters of Sandy Hook Elementary School Principal Dawn Hochsprung Sunday and reaffirmed what they already knew: ...

Protecting Other People's Children

Patricia McGuire | Posted 02.16.2013 | DC
Patricia McGuire

Few professional endeavors are more fraught with anxiety and danger than the work that makes us responsible for other people's children. Sandy Hook Elementary School is the latest scene of every educator's nightmare.


Susan C. Scrimshaw | Posted 02.14.2013 | Education
Susan C. Scrimshaw

You never get over the loss of a child. You never get over the loss of a student. We must stop this carnage.

Dave Jamieson

Murdered Principal Dedicated Her Life To Education | Dave Jamieson | Posted 12.15.2012 | Education

Two years ago, Dawn Hochsprung took over as principal of Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. In an interview with a local paper, the Newtow...

Slain Sandy Hook Principal Had Just Implemented New Security Policies

Posted 12.15.2012 | Education

Dawn Hochsprung, the principal of Sandy Hook Elementary who died in the shootings at the Newtown, Conn., school Dec. 14, had recently implemented new ...