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My Experience Applying to Bank Street

Posted by Sharon Leatherwood on Monday, Mar 2, 2015

This time last year I was finishing up my application to Bank Street, so I thought it was a good time to share my application experience. If you are still considering applying, the priority deadline has passed, but that doesn’t mean it’s too late! Bank Street is still accepting applications ...


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I Love Math: And Other Things I Never Thought I'd Say

Posted by Sharon Leatherwood on Thursday, Feb 5, 2015

Before starting at Bank Street, there was one subject I was particularly nervous about tackling, and that subject was math. I have never felt comfortable with adding or subtracting in my head, I have trouble recalling my multiplication facts, and I still don’t know how I passed Algebra in high ...


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A Day in the Life

Posted by Sharon Leatherwood on Thursday, Jan 29, 2015

Today I wanted to share with you a typical day in my life as a student told through photographs. A typical day for me includes student teaching followed by classes in the afternoon/evening with some homework/studying thrown in there whenever possible. My view on my way into the city from ...


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Applying to the Graduate School

Posted by Jesse Nguyen on Tuesday, Jan 20, 2015

As we near the February 1st priority application deadline for both Summer and Fall 2015, the Office of Graduate Admissions has rounded up a list of helpful links that you can reference as you go through the process.  EXPLORE Doing research on your program interest is likely your first step in applying ...


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Holidays off the Beaten Path

Posted by Sharon Leatherwood on Wednesday, Dec 10, 2014

New York City is an exciting place around the holidays. There are lots of festive things to do from the tree at Rockefeller Center to the window displays at Macy’s. I would like to share with you some unique holiday things to do around the city with a graduate student ...


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Podcasts on the Commute

Posted by Sharon Leatherwood on Thursday, Dec 4, 2014

One of the greatest things about New York City is the public transportation. We can get on a subway, bus, or a train without the hassle and stress of driving (not to mention parking)! I commute to the city from New Jersey and I know many of my fellow classmates ...


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Book Discussion with President Shael Polakow-Suransky

Posted by Sharon Leatherwood on Tuesday, Nov 25, 2014

On October 29th, I had the opportunity to attend a book discussion hosted by Bank Street’s new president Shael Polakow-Suransky. Over the summer, Shael sent an email to everyone in the Bank Street community and invited us to read the book, Mountains Beyond Mountains: The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, ...


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Navigating the Open House

Posted by Sharon Leatherwood on Friday, Nov 14, 2014

On November 20th, Bank Street will be holding one of many Graduate School open houses. I attended one of these open houses at this time last year when I was considering applying to the school. It was very informative and definitely helped nudge me in the direction of applying. I ...


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Meet Sharon Leatherwood

Posted by Sharon Leatherwood on Friday, Nov 7, 2014

Hello and welcome to the Graduate Admissions Blog! My name is Sharon Leatherwood and I am thrilled to be the graduate student blogger for the 2014-2015 school year at Bank Street College. I am here to share with you my experiences as a first year graduate student at Bank Street ...


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Bank Street On The Road

Posted by Jesse Nguyen on Monday, Sep 8, 2014

The Graduate School holds a number of different events on campus throughout the year. During the Fall, we travel out to various school and conferences to see you in person! Our Fall schedule is finalized and we hope to see you while we are traveling in the next few months. Check ...


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Alumni Featured on Slate Podcast on Teacher Tenure

Posted by John Kuckens on Thursday, Jul 10, 2014

Left to right: Alisa Algava, Margaret Ryan, Mike Pesca, and Ada Rosario Dolch Slate produces original reporting and commentary on social, business, technology and political stories, and it has earned a bookmark button in many a browser over the years, including mine. Attending the taping of a podcast at Slate ...


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How I Learned Science by Cleaning a Chicken

Posted by John Kuckens on Tuesday, Jun 17, 2014

This summer, I am taking a course called "Science for Teachers" with Stan Chu. In one of our first classes, Stan nonchalantly mentioned that he is in his 48th year of teaching. The class focuses on building meaningful frameworks for science lessons and how to ask questions that encourage exploration ...


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The Tourist in Me

Posted by John Kuckens on Friday, Jun 6, 2014

Lots of us have moved to NYC to attend Bank Street. In those exciting first few days, with boxes still taped together, Ikea furniture not yet broken, no salt or pepper or cereal yet, there's a few inevitabilities. You'll go and get lost in the non-gridded streets of the West ...


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Reflections on the 9th Niemeyer series: UPK in NYC

Posted by John Kuckens on Saturday, May 10, 2014

[The views expressed in this blog posting do not reflect that of Bank Street College as a whole] Bank Street's ninth Niemeyer Series, Universal Pre-K in New York City, took place on April 23, 2014. In case you're unfamiliar, The Niemeyer Series invites speakers and moderators to discuss pressing issues ...


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Discover Bank Street Day!

Posted by John Kuckens on Friday, Apr 25, 2014

A big thank you to those who organized last week’s "Discover Bank Street Day." I was very happy to be on the panel for discussion to talk about my experiences here at Bank Street, and share further afterwards in the lobby. In case you missed it, the day began with ...


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