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To Our Readers:

Last Friday, along with the rest of the world, we were horrified at the news from Newtown, Conn., a community just 35 miles from our office. The children of one of our colleagues attended Sandy Hook Elementary School, and while we were relieved that they were safe, we were grief-stricken at the loss of so many others. Our deepest condolences go to the families, staff, students and community of Sandy Hook.

At the time of the attack, our January edition was on press, so the first copy of District Administration you receive in 2013 contains no reference to this horrific event. But beginning in February, and continuing throughout the year, we will address issues arising from the tragedy in ways that we hope will provide insight and understanding for our community of school district administrators.

Odvard Egil Dyrli
Executive Editor,
District Administration magazine