Like so many other educator-bloggers I read regularly, I found it difficult to watch the ongoing reports of the killings at Virginia Tech last week and even harder to find something to say about them in this space.

Especially since the impact of this tragedy hits pretty close to home.

Our district sends a relatively large number of students to the freshman class at Tech each year and both the killer and five of his victims were recent graduates our high schools.

This article in Education Week explains everything better than I can.

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