13,131Dec 21, 2012
NRA Response to Connecticut School Shootings
Wayne LaPierre spoke about the National Rifle Association’s reaction to the elementary school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut. In his remarks he called for congressional action to fund ...
10,023Dec 14, 2012
Elementary School Shooting in Connecticut
President Obama spoke about the shooting at a Newtown, Connecticut elementary school that killed at least 26 children and adults. President Obama, pausing at times to steady his voice, said, ...
9,373Dec 16, 2012
President Obama at Newtown, Connecticut Prayer Vigil
President Obama spoke at an interfaith vigil for families of the victims of the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. The shooting claimed 26 victims, including 20 ...
4,920Dec 19, 2012
School Emergency Plans
Francisco Negron talked about the status of schools' emergency plans around the country, and he responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. He also outlined the resources ...
2,977Apr 26, 2009
Book Discussion on Columbine
Dave Cullen talked about his book Columbine (Twelve; April 6, 2009). In his book, on the 10th anniversary of the mass murders, he presents a comprehensive account of the shootings on Tuesday, ...
2,142Mar 11, 2011
Federal Policy on Bullying
Francisco Negron talked about the federal laws that deal with the issue of bullying at schools. He also responded to telephone calls and electronic communications.
1,613Feb 15, 2013
President Obama on Gun Violence
President Obama spoke at Hyde Park Academy, near his family home on the south side of Chicago, and shared stories about his family. He spoke about his proposals to help the middle class, ...
1,542May 20, 1999
Presidential Address to Columbine High School
A month after the school shootings in Colorado, President Clinton spoke to the students and families of Columbine High School, saying that the tragedy at the high school had “pierced the soul ...
1,074Apr 25, 1999
Columbine High School Memorial Service
Before an outdoor crowd of 65,000, Vice President Gore, government officials, and clergy mourned the loss of several school students and one teacher after two students shot and bombed their high ...
857May 2, 2009
Book Discussion on Bath Massacre
Arnie Bernstein talked about his book Bath Massacre: America’s First School Bombing (University of Michigan Press; March 16, 2009). In his book he presents a history of the worst school ...
589May 27, 1999
Gun Control Legislation
Witnesses testified about the necessity for new gun control legislation. They focused on the juvenile crime bill passed in the Senate that required background checks at gun shows. They ...
496May 19, 1999
Education Excellence For All Children Act
Secretary Riley outlined plans to renew the elementary and secondary education act which provides 7 percent of education funding to the states. The act would create smaller classes and ...
486Dec 22, 2012
Columbine and Connecticut School Shooting
Dave Cullen talked about his book, Columbine, about the 1999 Colorado high school mass shooting, and the recent elementary school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut. Topics included his ...
381Nov 28, 2012
After Words with Cynthia Lowen
Cynthia Lowen talked about her book Bully: An Action Plan for Teachers and Parents to Combat the Bullying Epidemic in America, which presented personal stories and essays from anti-bullying ...
346Feb 27, 2013
School Safety and Security
Witnesses testified on school safety and security in light of the December 2012 elementary school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut. Topics included the possible benefit of having an armed ...
327Jan 16, 2013
National Rifle Association Ad
The National Rifle Association (NRA) released a statement after President Obama announced his proposals for legislative and executive actions to ban assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition ...
315Jan 20, 2012
Education Initiatives in Chicago
Chicago Mayor and President Obama’s former Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel discussed school and community college initiatives in his city.
268Oct 21, 2005
Policy Issues and Intelligent Design Theory
At a day-long conference on science, religion, and intelligent design, panelists talked about legal and public policy issues related to the theory of intelligent design. They focused primarily ...
260Jan 11, 2006
Gangs and Juvenile Justice
“Building Resiliency: Alternatives to Gangs,” a town hall-style meeting, included a panel dicussion on youth gangs. Panelists discussed youth gang prevention, intervention, ...
245Jan 14, 2013
Anti-Bullying Efforts and School Safety
Professor Mark Berkowitz and researcher Allison Dymnicki talk about how teaching tolerance and compassion is more effective in combating bullying. Columbia University’s Institute for ...
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