December 14, 2012
NIET Statement on Newtown, CT, School Shooting
The National Institute for Excellence in Teaching offers our deepest sympathies to the families of Newtown, Connecticut. Schools must be safe havens for students and those who care for them.
Betty Crawford, Former TEA UniServ Coordinator, Knox County Education Association, Tennessee
"After looking at TAP, we thought it was a really good program if you implemented it fully and properly. After educating schools and staff members about what TAP entailed, the program was ratified by all the membership. Once people were educated about TAP, they understood that this isn't just about test scores: this is about staff development. This is about growing as a teacher. And that's what we did."