Washington, DC (December 14, 2012) - The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) extends its condolences to everyone affected by the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., today.
“Educators, parents and citizens from communities around the world are saddened and shocked by the shootings in Newtown,” said Holly Jobe, ISTE’s president. “To snuff the promise and potential of these young people and their teachers in this way is a tragedy. We all send our deepest sympathy to the families and the community.”
ISTE CEO Brian Lewis added, “Families everywhere are thinking of Connecticut. We weep for the students and adults who were taken from us. We, as a nation, and a school community, send our thoughts and prayers.”
ISTE is the premier membership association for educators and education leaders engaged in advancing excellence in learning and teaching through the innovative and effective use of technology in PK–12 and teacher education. Home to ISTE’s Annual Conference and Exposition and the widely adopted NETS, ISTE represents more than 100,000 professionals worldwide.