Jewish schools on alert: Leaders of Jewish schools in Florida are on high alert after 11 people were shot to death Saturday at a Pittsburgh synagogue. The shootings are a reflection of the 57 percent increase in anti-Semitic incidents in the United States since 2017, according to the Anti-Defamation League. “It is a wake-up call,” says Chaim Botwinick, principal at Hebrew Academy Community School in Margate. “We need to slowly step up our ability to start educating our society on the impact that racism has on our society.” The Legislature set aside $2 million for security at Jewish day schools earlier this year, and has been asked for another $2 million in the 2019 session that begins in March. redefinED. Chalkbeat.
Parkland survivors speak: Twenty-seven survivors of school shootings in the United States since 1946 show the scars the attacks left, and talk about their experiences. The cover photograph is of a shirtless Anthony Borges, showing his surgical scars while wearing a colostomy bag. The 15-year-old was shot five times Feb. 14 at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland. New York Magazine. Sun-Sentinel.