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Forever After: New York City Teachers on 9/11


reviewed by Beverly Milner (Lee) Bisland — September 05, 2006

coverTitle: Forever After: New York City Teachers on 9/11
Author(s): Teachers College Press with Maureen Grolnick
Publisher: Teachers College Press, New York
ISBN: 0807747157, Pages: 253, Year: 2006
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Forever After: New York City Teachers on 9/11 appears at a timely moment as the nation remembers the first anniversary of the devastation of Hurricane Katrina and the fifth anniversary of the attacks of September 11. The book is an eclectic mix of recollections of the attacks on the World Trade Center by New York City educators in the days, months, and years that followed.  Many of the chapters are written by teachers and administrators in the New York City schools.  One chapter is written by a third grade teacher whose school was in sight of the attacks and who led her students uptown to safety at another school.  These students remained displaced for months in both their homes and school.  Another account is written by the principal of a high school just south of the World Trade Center who made decisions on that day and led her students and... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record, Date Published: September 05, 2006
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 12695, Date Accessed: 12/17/2017 8:48:13 AM

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  • Beverly Bisland
    Queens College
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    BEVERLY MILNER (LEE) BISLAND is an assistant professor in the department of Elementary and Early Childhood Education at Queens College in the City University of New York. Her most recent research publication is in Education and Urban Society and is entitled “At the Edge of Danger: Elementary Teachers in Queens, New York, September 11, 2001”.
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