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Reacting to Bin Laden Without Any Memory of 9/11

The fifth graders at P.S. 24 in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, are all too young to have any memories pf the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. But the news about the death of bin Laden moved them as much as everyone else, temporarily interrupting their preoccupation with the English Language Arts state tests that were to  Read more »

At Frank Sinatra, a Class Reacts to Bin Laden’s Death

Taisha Matthews had created a different lesson plan for her eighth period journalism students, but as they filed into the fourth-floor classroom already buzzing with curiosity, the Frank Sinatra School of the Arts teacher realized the previous night’s news, not her agenda, had become top priority. Several students clad in Class of 2011 grey hoodies  Read more »