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Teachers Share Powerful Stories of Classroom Violence, Diminished Learning with Lawmakers

Proposed legislation could enhance classroom safety

In powerful testimony before the legislature's Education Committee, classroom teachers—along with CEA leaders and staff—urged lawmakers to address the crisis of violent student behavior in rural, urban, and suburban schools throughout the state.

They asked their legislators to support a bill—House Bill 7110 An Act Concerning Enhanced Classroom Safety and School Climate—that would require schools to help students exhibiting extreme behaviors, provide increased student supports and teacher training, and address children's mental health and social-emotional needs.

Read some of their powerful testimony here, and be sure to share your own experiences with lawmakers.