School Climate & Safety Collection

9/11: The Imprint on Schools

Ten years after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, the profound impact on the United States is not hard to see, from heightened domestic-security measures to the U.S. role in conflicts deemed part of a war on terror. What’s less obvious is how the attacks have filtered into American classrooms. But in-depth lessons can be found.

A sign in Arabic saying “Arabic Class” hangs on the wall of Lalainya Goldsberry’s classroom at Lindblom Math and Science Academy in Chicago. More U.S. students are taking the language since 9/11, but far more study other foreign languages.
A sign in Arabic saying “Arabic Class” hangs on the wall of Lalainya Goldsberry’s classroom at Lindblom Math and Science Academy in Chicago. More U.S. students are taking the language since 9/11, but far more study other foreign languages.
John Zich for Education Week
Teaching Majority of States' Standards Don't Mention 9/11
August 30, 2011
11 min read
Shayreen Izoli plays with her kitten in West Warwick, R. I. The junior says 9/11 spurred her to become an ambassador for her faith.
Shayreen Izoli plays with her kitten in West Warwick, R. I. The junior says 9/11 spurred her to become an ambassador for her faith.
M. Scott Brauer for Education Week
Teaching For Muslim Students, Life Changed After Sept. 11
September 8, 2011
5 min read
Federal Arabic Instruction on Rise in U.S. Schools Since 9/11
Erik W. Robelen, September 9, 2011
4 min read
Curriculum Education Dept. Unveils Resources Page for Teaching 9/11
Erik W. Robelen, September 2, 2011
1 min read
Teaching Profession Opinion I Became a Teacher on September 11th
Marilyn Rhames, September 7, 2011
3 min read
School Climate & Safety As Crisis Unfolds, Educators Balance Intricate Demands
Karla Scoon Reid & Catherine Gewertz, September 19, 2001
11 min read
School Climate & Safety On Disaster's Doorstep, Schools Strain to Cope
Jessica L. Sandham, September 19, 2001
7 min read
School Climate & Safety D.C. Teachers, Students Die In Pentagon Crash
Alan Richard, September 19, 2001
1 min read
School Climate & Safety Schools Struggle With What to Tell Students About a Day of Terror
Darcia Harris Bowman, September 19, 2001
6 min read
Pedestrians in lower Manhattan watch smoke billow from New York's World Trade Center on Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001.
Pedestrians in lower Manhattan watch smoke billow from New York's World Trade Center on Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001.
Amy Sancetta/AP
School Climate & Safety 'Oh My God, I Can't Believe This'
Kevin Bushweller, September 12, 2001
7 min read
Equity & Diversity Fearing Potential for Backlash, Islamic Schools Step Up Security
Mary Ann Zehr, September 19, 2001
3 min read
School Climate & Safety Schools for Military, Diplomatic Offspring Tighten Security
Mark Walsh, September 19, 2001
3 min read
Federal Crisis Shelves President's Focus On Education
Erik W. Robelen, September 19, 2001
5 min read
School Climate & Safety States Thrown for a Loop By Acts of Terrorism
Alan Richard, September 19, 2001
5 min read
Education Special Readers' Forum Terror Touches Schools
September 11, 2001
11 min read
Education Special Report: Terror Touches Schools
September 14, 2001
1 min read
School Climate & Safety On Disaster's Doorstep, Schools Strain to Cope
Jessica L. Sandham, September 19, 2001
7 min read
Teaching Profession Teachers Delay Dealing With Own Grief, Anxiety
Julie Blair, October 10, 2001
9 min read
School Climate & Safety Religion Rules Afghan, Pakistani School Day
David J. Hoff & Kathleen Kennedy Manzo, October 10, 2001
5 min read
School Climate & Safety Patriotism and Prayer: Constitutional Questions Are Muted
Mark Walsh, October 10, 2001
6 min read
Education Funding States' Wallets Grow Thinner After Sept. 11
Jessica L. Sandham, October 31, 2001
8 min read
Student Well-Being N.Y.C. Students Suffer Post- Sept. 11 Trauma, Study Finds
Darcia Harris Bowman, May 8, 2002
1 min read
School Climate & Safety Experts Ponder Sept. 11 Effect On School Violence
Darcia Harris Bowman, June 19, 2002
7 min read
School Climate & Safety Educators Split Over What To Teach Come Sept. 11
David J. Hoff, September 4, 2002
7 min read
Curriculum Arabic Offerings Rare in Schools
Mary Ann Zehr, May 26, 2004
8 min read
Student Well-Being A Year Later, Impact Of 9/11 Lingers
David J. Hoff, September 11, 2002
9 min read
School Climate & Safety Since Attacks, Schools Said Safer, More Prepared
Lesli A. Maxwell, September 6, 2006
8 min read
Social Studies Teachers Tiptoe Into Delicate Topics of 9/11 And Iraq
Kathleen Kennedy Manzo, September 6, 2006
9 min read
School Climate & Safety Opinion Talking About Terrorism
Jonathan Zimmerman, October 3, 2001
3 min read
School Climate & Safety Opinion Education's 9/11 Report Card
Maurice J. Elias, September 4, 2002
9 min read
School Climate & Safety Opinion Truths of Civic Life
William A. Galston, September 11, 2002
3 min read
School Climate & Safety Opinion Protecting Our Liberty
Lynne Cheney, September 11, 2002
2 min read
School Climate & Safety Opinion Nothing Is Inevitable
Richard Rodriguez, September 11, 2002
2 min read