Video and Multimedia

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Video 1: FRONTLINE: Newtown Divided  
Description: FRONTLINE and The Hartford Courant explore how the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School effected the conversation about the Nation’s gun laws in Newtown. 

Video 2: An Interview With a School Resource Officer
Description: This video, produced by the City of Ames Police, features an interview with Officer Schieffer, who explains the goals and impact of the school resource officer program at Ames Middle School.  

Audio 1: Parkland Shooting Survivor Discusses Newfound Activities to End Gun Violence 
Description: Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School sophomore Gabe Glassman reports from in Parkland, FL. After the deadly shooting in February 2018, he and his mother, Lisa, have become active in the gun control debate.

Web 1: The Every Student Succeeds Act: An ESSA Overview
Description: The new Every Student Succeeds Act, signed into law December 10, 2015, rolls back much of the federal government’s big footprint in education policy, on everything from testing and teacher quality to low-performing schools. That’s a big change from the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB), which ESSA replaced and updated. The link describes key elements of the Every Student Succeeds Act which took full effect in the 2017–2018 school year. 

Web 2: Are Zero Tolerance Policies Effective in School? An Evidentiary Review and Recommendations 
Description: This article is a summary of a larger report commissioned by and completed for the American Psychological Association (APA) by the APA Zero Tolerance Task Force.