During the holidays, I invariably wind up feeling far behind on every to-do list. It's all I can do to take in everybody else's end of the year sum-ups and lists. So, I wait until the day I'm back at my desk to add my two cents. Here goes, five things you should care about in 2013 (but you probably do already).
Talk of elementary schools as "soft targets" and making them "harder targets" or having more "boots on the ground" is everywhere in the media. Saner voices are promoting a restorative justice approach to school safety that aims at the school culture and seeks through mediation to build relationships.