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School Leaders: Amid Tragedy, Take Care to Teach Moral Courage

9/11, Hurricane Katrina, Newtown, Paris, San Bernardino … Tragedy lands on our doorstep, literally or virtually, all too often in our world of instant news. As school leaders we are charged with moderating an appropriate conversation, period of mourning, and path forward – often when we’re not so sure ourselves.

To think of tragic events as merely historical lessons is a gross misrepresentation, but to discard them as too emotionally charged to serve as a catalyst for introspection, discussion, a new focus, and action is a mistake.

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