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  • A shooting: Just like yesterday

    December 20, 2012 | 2:06 pm

    When I heard about the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, I shut my office door and wept.  And I couldn’t help but remember another day 13 years ago. 

    I was in a meeting.  My assistant interrupted and said that Sharon, my ex-wife, needed me urgently.  Sharon was screaming:...

  • Iranian TV interview blames Israel for Sandy Hook massacre

    December 18, 2012 | 2:43 pm

    An Iranian state-run media outlet reported on an Arizona businessman's claim that Israel is behind the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

    PressTV, Iran's 24-hour English language news network, cited an interview with Michael Harris, who said that the massacre was an...

  • Obama consoles Connecticut town hit by school massacre

    December 16, 2012 | 6:20 pm

    U.S. President Barack Obama on Sunday consoled the Connecticut town shattered by the massacre of 20 young schoolchildren, lauding residents' courage in the face of tragedy and saying the United States was not doing enough to protect its children.

    "Surely we can do better than...

  • Sandy Hook, Sandy and the politics of learned helplessness

    By Marty Kaplan

    December 16, 2012 | 1:28 pm

    "We have got to get Michelle to make this her priority."

    It was my friend Judith, a wise woman, a mother and grandmother, on the phone from across the country, the evening of the day of the Newtown massacre, trying to figure out how to enlist the first lady in a campaign against...

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  • The speech President Obama should have given after the Connecticut school shooting

    By Rob Eshman

    December 14, 2012 | 3:11 pm

    When news of the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School first broke, President Barack Obama stood before the nation, felt our grief and shed a tear.

    It was a beautiful, touching moment — and I resented it.

    I’m all for grown men crying. I’m all for presidents, in times of...

  • 28 reported dead, including 20 children, in Connecticut school shooting

    December 14, 2012 | 11:30 am

    [UPDATE 2:00 p.m. PST] An earlier report claiming the gunman's brother was found dead is being disputed by police.

    [10 a.m.] A heavily armed gunman opened fire on school children and staff at a Connecticut elementary school on Friday, killing at least 28 people, including 20...

  • Wilshire Boulevard Temple opens new elementary school

    June 10, 2011 | 3:01 pm

    A fresh crop of young students will study at the Wilshire Boulevard Temple this fall when Brawerman East Elementary School opens for the first time. Brawerman East will be located on the historic Wilshire Boulevard Temple campus, the site of the oldest congregation in Los Angeles, in...

  • Middle schools are a tough sell

    By Bill Boyarsky

    December 27, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    The meeting at Daniel Webster Middle School, in the heart of the Westside, embodied all the difficulties of convincing parents that their children will be safe when they leave the cocoon of the public elementary school for the unknown world of middle school.

    "I know this is a scary...

  • Can we can the homework, please?

    By Anita K. Kantrowitz

    August 16, 2007 | 8:00 pm


    Homework can be frustrating, even for 4-year olds A second grader was bent over her worksheets at the kitchen table, long past her bedtime on a school night, and she still hadn't finished her six-page weekly spelling book.

    The girl was enrolled at Maimonides day school, where her...

  • Day Schools Cope With Attack Aftermath

    By Beverly Gray

    October 25, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    After Aug. 10, 1999, when a white supremacist went on

    a shooting spree at the North Valley Jewish Community Center in Granada Hills, Abraham J. Heschel Day School quickly beefed up security at its Northridge campus, installing a high-tech video scanner in the school parking lot and...