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Ronald E. McNair Discovery Learning Academy

Asking the Right Question

Antoinette Tuff | Posted 04.27.2014 | Religion
Antoinette Tuff

Giving yourself too much glory is being closed to God. Likewise, being humble is being open to God.

Prepared for a Purpose

Antoinette Tuff | Posted 03.29.2014 | Religion
Antoinette Tuff

The first place he went to was the school's front office, where I happened to be filling in for the receptionist. For the next hour, the gunman and I were alone in that office. For much of that time, I was afraid I was going to die.

Why Are There No Medals for Teachers?

William H. Harwood | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
William H. Harwood

In the wake of Sandy Hook, the nation was confronted with the long overdue question of gun safety and individual liberty. But there is another long overdue question. Why are there no medals for teachers?

Ready To Be a Hero?

Deborah King | Posted 10.30.2013 | Good News
Deborah King

Despite Antoinette Tuff's own personal challenges, she was grounded in her faith, and when she had the opportunity, was ready to shine her own light and make a difference in the lives of others.

Hundreds Escape Physical Harm in Atlanta Thanks to the Compassionate Words of One

John Santopietro, M.D. | Posted 10.26.2013 | Impact
John Santopietro, M.D.

Ms. Tuff has some notion by now of the good she has done at Ronald E. McNair -- of the lives she saved and of the suffering that she averted. What she may not know is how her simple act of bravery and connectedness created its own ripples.

A Tuff First Line of Defense: Who Is Guarding Our Kids?

Jamie Anne Richardson | Posted 10.26.2013 | Parents
Jamie Anne Richardson

This week makes it obvious that the first-line of defense for kids wouldn't be the occasionally roaming security guard, it wouldn't be the principal or the teacher, it wouldn't be the custodians or volunteer dads; my kids' real lifeguards would be the front office staff.

They Had To 'Lock Up All The Knives'

AP | PHILLIP LUCAS | Posted 10.23.2013 | Crime

ATLANTA — President Barack Obama has praised as "remarkable" the actions of an Atlanta-area school bookkeeper who calmly persuaded a gunman to s...

Woman Who Prevented School Shooting Has Tearful Reunion With 911 Dispatcher

Posted 08.22.2013 | Good News

The woman who talked down a potential school shooter and the 911 dispatcher who was on the phone with her throughout the terrifying encounter reunited...

LISTEN: 911 Call In School Shooting Released

AP | KATE BRUMBACK and PHILLIP LUCAS | Posted 10.22.2013 | Crime

DECATUR, Ga. — The 911 tapes from a frightening standoff and shooting at an Atlanta-area school show how a school employee's calm demeanor and k...

Police Respond To Gunman At Elementary School

Posted 10.20.2013 | Crime

Police in Georgia responded to reports of an active shooter at the Ronald E. McNair Discovery Learning Academy Tuesday afternoon, according WSBTV. ...