Religious Leaders to Take Part in Safeguarding Children Conference

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Education Secretary Margaret Spellings wants religious leaders to participate in a conference next week on safeguarding the nation's children.

The announcement Wednesday in Dallas came after the recent rash of school violence.

The Bush administration announced this week that it plans to bring education and law enforcement experts together Tuesday to discuss federal action. Their focus is to help communities prevent violence and deal with its aftermath.

Spellings encouraged parents to take advantage of a "teachable moment" and check up on safety procedures at their children's schools.