Scarlett Lewis

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U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut is promoting legislation he’s proposed that would allow U.S. Department of Education funding to go to training teachers about how to teach social and emotional skills. Those skills involve caring for others, making good decisions, and settling conflicts.

(AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

Proposed federal education legislation to fund social and emotional learning skills training for teachers would help prevent violence such as mass shootings, the mother of a 6-year-old boy killed in the 2012 massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School said Friday.

Craig LeMoult

Scarlett Lewis describes the last year of her life as a journey. Since her son Jesse was killed in the Sandy Hook shooting last December, Lewis and her other son have been trying to find ways to deal with their grief. They’ve found one of the most important things they could do is forgive.