- Saturday, July 18, 2015 at 12:12 pm
HARTFORD (AP) — 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 on 12/14 said Friday.
“Since almost the beginning I had an intuitive awareness that had the shooter in our case had access to social and emotional learning this tragedy would not have happened,” Jesse’s mother, Scarlett Lewis, said at a July 17 news conference with Senator Richard Blumenthal.
- Tuesday, June 30, 2015 at 8:58 am
Governor Dannel P. Malloy has issued a proclamation declaring the week of July 28-July 5, 2015 Social and Emotional Learning Awareness Week.
The timing of the proclamation was done to coincide with what would have been the ninth birthday of Jesse Lewis on June 30. Jesse was one of the children killed on 12/14.
“This is a JesseLewisChooseLove.org initiative, and we are working towards teaching children to choose love,” said Jesse’s mother, Scarlett Lewis.
- Monday, April 13, 2015 at 9:17 am
HARTFORD — US Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) on April 13 introduced The Jesse Lewis Empowering Educators Act to provide teachers powerful tools and training to support students’ social and emotional learning. The bill is named in honor of Jesse Lewis, who at six years old was among the children killed on 12/14. US Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) is a co-sponsor.
- Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at 8:21 am
Chicken Soup for the Soul: Hope & Miracles — 101 Inspirational Stories of Faith, Answered Prayers & Divine Intervention (Chicken Soup for the Soul Publishing, LLC; edited by Amy Newmark and Natasha Stoynoff; February 10, 2015; ISBN 978-1-61159-944-2, $14.95 softcover, 411 pages)
- Thursday, January 15, 2015
NOTE: This is an expanded version of a story filed by Reporter Andrew Gorosko on Monday, January 12, 2015.
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- Wednesday, November 27, 2013
BRIDGEPORT — A Bead of Roses will host a Women’s Empowerment Seminar during which several guest speakers will share inspirational messages related to balancing life, career, family, finances and healing.
The event will be Wednesday, December 4, from 7:30 to 10 am, at Bridgeport Holiday Inn, 1070 Main Street.