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General Bank Street News

Relief Efforts in Nepal

Posted by Shael Polakow-Suransky on April 29, 2015

Dear Colleagues: As you know, last Saturday a devastating earthquake hit Nepal near its capital of Kathmandu. The resulting losses remain unclear, and children and families face displacement, aftershocks, and complicated relief efforts. Bank Street has a history of partnerships with schools in Nepal, particularly the Ullens School and the ...

tagged: aid, nepal, support
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General Bank Street News

Robie Harris Tackles Sensitive Issues in Appropriate Ways

Posted by Rachel Reda on April 22, 2015

In the early 1970s, Robie H. Harris sat in Central Park, holding her first-born baby boy. Her young nephews surrounded her, fascinated by the infant, and started asking questions. How do you know when he’s hungry? How does he learn to talk? How does he learn to walk? When did ...

tagged: center for children's literature, children's authors, picture books, robie harris
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General Bank Street News

Bank Street & Yale on Books as the Building Blocks of Play

Posted by Rachel Reda on April 20, 2015

Children have been playing for centuries. Through play, they acquire their own lens for observing the world around them. While parents and educators can provide children with tangible resources to inspire play, they cannot teach them how to play. It’s something that comes naturally, and is a crucial stage in ...

tagged: authors, center for children's literature, child development, play, yale
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Graduate School

Creating a Culture of Professional Development in Schools

Posted by Gretchen Adams on April 14, 2015

The first Weismann Symposium and Dinner for the spring took place on March 25 and featured three Bank Street graduates as panelists: John O’Reilly, Principal of Academy of Arts and Letters; Nigel Pugh, Principal of Richard R. Green High School of Teaching; and Dina Velez, Principal of Newark Educators Collaborative ...

tagged: graduate school, leadership, weismann
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General Bank Street News

Kwame Alexander: Poetry and the Common Humanity

Posted by Rachel Reda on April 08, 2015

As a child, Kwame Alexander might have been the only young boy to get excited when his father told him to clean out the garage. For Kwame, the garage was a world of discovery. This particular space in their Virginia home was cluttered with milk crates stacked high, containing books ...

tagged: center for children's literature, writer-in-residence, ya
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School for Children

Kwame Alexander Named Dorothy A. Carter Writer-in-Residence

Posted by Kate Marcus on April 02, 2015

Kwame Alexander, the 2015 Newbery Medalist, is serving as the inaugural Dorothy A. Carter Writer-in-Residence. He will work with Bank Street School for Children fourth grade (9/10s) students for six weeks, timed for their spring curriculum on poetry (April to mid-May). Kwame Alexander has written poetry, picture books, and most ...

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Graduate School

Comparative and International Society Annual Conference

Posted by Gretchen Adams on March 16, 2015

Last week, for the first time ever, Bank Street was represented at the annual conference of the Comparative and International Education Society held in Washington, DC. The conference is a major gathering that brings together academics, policy makers, and practitioners in the field of global education. Bank Street alumni and ...

tagged: cies, graduate school, international initiatives, nepal, rato bangala
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@bankstreetbooks

Chancellor Fariña Visits Bank Street Book Store

Posted by Nick Gray on March 01, 2015

On Thursday, February 26, Bank Street Book Store hosted New York City Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña for a book talk. She read from Dr. Seuss' Hooray for Diffendoofer Day!, a celebration of great educators who go beyond rote memorization tactics in order to teach students "how to think." The event, ...

tagged: bookstore, leadership, literacy, nycdoe
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School for Children

Back to the Blocks

Posted by Kate Marcus on February 19, 2015

Since its founding in 2000, The Laura Adasko Lenzner Fund in Celebration of Children and Art, has sponsored annual outstanding artist residencies at Bank Street. Laura Adasko Lenzner was a passionate artist and a dedicated parent at the School for Children. Laura Adasko was born in Brooklyn and educated at ...

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Graduate School

Lincoln Center Education at Bank Street College

Posted by Gretchen Adams on February 19, 2015

The Annual Lincoln Center Advisory Event was held on Wednesday, February 18. In partnership with Bank Street College, Lincoln Center Education (LCE) offers this special one-day workshop for teacher candidates at Bank Street every year. The program is run by teaching artists and focused on LCE methodology in aesthetic education ...

tagged: aesthetic education, graduate school, lincoln center education
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Graduate School

Bank Street to Offer Master’s Program in the Bronx

Posted by Nick Gray on February 04, 2015

Graduate School of Education will partner with BronxWorks to offer a community-based Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education. The expansion of Universal Pre-K in New York City offers thousands of young children access to early learning. To further children’s success, teachers in community-based programs need support to earn master’s degrees ...

tagged: community, early childhood, graduate school
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Graduate School

Bank Street Students Share Their Integrative Master’s Projects

Posted by Gretchen Adams on January 28, 2015

The Integrative Master’s Project (IMP) is the culminating component of a graduate student’s work at Bank Street College, integrating theoretical knowledge with experiences at Bank Street and in the field. Students have three options to choose from based on their learning style and preference—Independent Study, Portfolio, or Site-Based or Collaborative ...

tagged: collaborative student faculty inquiry, graduate school, imp, site-based inquiry
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Graduate School

A Note from Dean Virginia Roach

Posted by Virginia Roach on January 15, 2015

It is with mixed emotion that I write you to let you know I have accepted an offer by Fordham University to serve as the next Dean of the Graduate School of Education, a post I will assume on July 1, 2015. While it has never been my intention to ...

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School for Children

Community Walk for Peace, Promise and Justice

Posted by Kate Marcus on January 15, 2015

A few days after the start of school in January, The Bank Street School for Children community joined two neighboring schools on the Upper West Side, The Cathedral School and The School at Columbia, in a walk for peace, promise and justice. Students, parents, caregivers, relatives and friends, (500 of ...

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Graduate School

Weismann Symposium and Dinner: The Arc of a Career Path

Posted by Gretchen Adams on December 18, 2014

The last Weismann Symposium and Dinner of the semester took place on December 17 and featured a panel presentation by Pat Finley, Co-Principal of Metropolitan Expeditionary Learning School, Alli Keil, Co-Director of Community Roots Charter School, and Gloria Rosario, Principal of West Brooklyn Community High School. Brigid Dunn, graduate student ...

tagged: graduate school, leadership, weismann
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General Bank Street News

Race, Social Justice, and Our Community

Posted by Shael Polakow-Suransky on December 12, 2014

Update: On December 4, a day after the grand jury decision in the Eric Garner case was announced, Bank Street's Council of Students (COS) and student group Bank Street Anti-Racist Allies convened a forum to discuss openly issues of racism and community. MSNBC's Toure connected with Chris Black, graduate student ...

tagged: community, cos, social justice, support
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Graduate School

The Language Series 2014 – Exploring Academic Language and Literacy Development

Posted by Gretchen Adams on December 11, 2014

The 15th Annual Language Series took place over November 7th and 8th focused on the theme “Exploring Academic Language and Literacy Development: Connections to the Common Core.” Over 150 attendees came to Bank Street and participated in a series of workshops and presentations with a keynote address by Dr. Celia ...

tagged: common core, graduate school, language series
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Summer Camp

The Bank Street Summer Camp August Alliance

Posted by Dylan Morgan on December 08, 2014

In cooperation with Columbia University and the Cathedral School, the Bank Street Summer Camp has created the Bank Street Summer Camp August Alliance, providing weekly programs throughout August for children in pre-K to 8th grade. For many working parents, Summer Camp is no longer seen as a luxury but as ...

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Bank Street for Children

Music Teacher Betsy Blachly on WNYC Schoolbook

Posted by Kate Marcus on December 02, 2014

If you were tuned in to WNYC early this week, you may have heard Betsy Blachly, School for Children music teacher, explain how she reaches her young students through song in an interview and report about city efforts to expand music in the classrooms. Why does a musical message touch ...

tagged: early childhood, music, pre-k
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School for Children

School for Children Alumni at Williams College Reflect

Posted by Kate Marcus on November 14, 2014

Graduates of the Bank Street School for Children go to high school, followed by college, steeped in the values of progressive education. Dovetailing with that comes a drive to be involved in the community. When alumni who are in high school come back to Bank Street to give advice to ...

tagged: alumni, school for children
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Finance & Administration

Help Desk Service Improvements

Posted by Jeannie Crowley on November 11, 2014

On December 1, 2014, the Bank Street College Information Technology Help Desk will be revamped to provide timelier, high quality service. These changes will take the form of a new call center, staffed walk-in center and the field technicians with whom you are familiar. These improvements are possible through the ...

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Bank Street for Children

Transition to High School: Tips from a Panel of Experts

Posted by Kate Marcus on November 05, 2014

School for Children alumni currently in ninth and tenth grades returned to Bank Street to speak to the 13/14s on their upcoming transition to high school. A lively discussion ensued with thoughtful advice given to the Class of 2015. Being the New Kid1. Everybody who comes into the school in ...

tagged: alumni, school for children
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Bank Street for Children

Steven Antonelli on Men in Pre-K

Posted by Bank Street on November 04, 2014

Steven Antonelli “When I graduated with my master’s degree, my mentor in the college—when he heard I was going to teach preschool—told me, ‘oh Steven, I thought you were going to be a real teacher.’” It was over two decades ago that Steven Antonelli, Director of Bank Street Head Start, ...

tagged: head start, pre-k
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General Bank Street News

For 4-Year-Olds, Play is Serious Work

Posted by Bank Street on October 22, 2014

President Shael Polakow-Suransky Over the past year, due in large part to Mayor Bill de Blasio’s early education initiative, there has been much discussion about the benefits of providing access to Universal Pre-Kindergarten (UPK) for families of all backgrounds and means. Following on the city’s pre-K expansion, in “The Building ...

tagged: child development, play, universal pre-k
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Bank Street for Children

Bank Street Kids Make a Splash at the New Bookstore Site

Posted by Kate Marcus on October 21, 2014

Only the corner will change. Depending on your pace, Broadway and W. 107th Street, the new site of the Bank Street Bookstore, is about a five-minute walk from school and the current site of the Bookstore on Broadway and W. 112th Street. School for Children art teacher Maria Richa worked ...

tagged: art, bookstore, reading, school for children
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Graduate School

Each One Teach One 2014

Posted by Gretchen Adams on October 15, 2014

Each One Teach One is an annual event hosted by the Bank Street Council of Students (COS) to facilitate the sharing of ideas, research and experiences among graduate students and the larger Bank Street community. It began in 2012 and continues today as an open house style forum with Mini-Workshops ...

tagged: alumni, cos, faculty, school for children, students
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School for Children

Bryan Ireland '13: How to Restore a Floor

Posted by Kate Marcus on September 23, 2014

Bryan Ireland ’13 spent part of his summer leading volunteers to restore the floor of the Jan Hus Presbyterian Church and Neighborhood House, which houses the Homeless Outreach and Advocacy Program, on E. 74th Street in Manhattan. Bryan, a sophomore at Friends Seminary and Eagle Scout candidate with Troop 414, ...

tagged: school for children, summer, volunteer
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School for Children

People's Climate Change March

Posted by Kate Marcus on September 22, 2014

Bank Street families, faculty, staff and alumni joined the People's Climate Change March on Sunday, September 21. The march, making history at the largest climate march to date, was a call to action on climate change while world leaders met at the United Nations.

tagged: climate, school for children
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Graduate School

Bank Street Prepares for edTPA

Posted by Gretchen Adams on September 16, 2014

edTPA is a new assessment required for teacher certification designed to answer the question: "Is a new teacher ready for the job?" The performance-based assessment documents and demonstrates the ability of the teacher to formulate and teach lesson plans. Consisting of unedited video clips of instructions, lesson plans, student work ...

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@bankstreetbooks

Bank Street Bookstore Gets a New Lease

Posted by Nick Gray on September 01, 2014

Renowned Upper West Side bookstore for children, teachers, and families will move to new location in March 2015. Read More Signs of Literary Life for Two Booksellers on the Upper West Side, via New York Times Media Inquiries Nicholas GrayCommunications Directorngray@bankstreet.edu September 2, 2014 — Bank Street College

tagged: bookstore, literacy, neighborhood
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Graduate School

"Decoding the Common Core" with Peggy McNamara

Posted by Gretchen Adams on August 29, 2014

In the August/September 2014 issue of Kiwi magazine, Peggy McNamara, Chair of General Teacher Education, lent her voice to the article “Decoding the Common Core,” by Marisa LaScala. This article addressed a broad range of questions from parents about the implementation of the Common Core Standards that began in 2009, ...

tagged: common core, peggy mcnamara
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General Bank Street News

Getting Ready for Pre-K: An Institute for Educators

Posted by Nick Gray on August 11, 2014

Bank Street Partners with City to Get Thousands Ready for Pre-K On August 12, Bank Street College of Education kicks off the first sessions of a professional development institute for thousands of early childhood educators, in collaboration with the New York City Department of Education. The Institute, titled “Getting Ready ...

tagged: alumni, pre-k, teacher preparation
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Family Center

Family Center Partners with Verner Center in Mentor Project

Posted by Michael Hansen on July 30, 2014

Verner's Laura Martin and Family Center Head Teacher Gabriel Guyton. This summer, Bank Street's Family Center will host teachers from the Verner Center for Early Learning in Asheville, NC, for three days of observation, reflection, and coursework. This collaborative project between educators and childcare specialists is a continuation of a ...

tagged: mentor, verner
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Graduate School

Bank Street & Partners Study Math for All in Chicago

Posted by Nick Gray on July 17, 2014

$3.5 Million Grant Awarded to EDC, Bank Street and Partners to Study Math Professional Development Program Bank Street College of Education, a leader in adult and childhood education and development, was recently included in a four-year grant of $3.5 million for Bank Street math faculty to work with Education Development ...

tagged: math, partnerships, stem, teacher preparation
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General Bank Street News

Welcome from Shael Polakow-Suransky, President

Posted by Shael Polakow-Suransky on July 07, 2014

Dear Colleagues, As a graduate of Bank Street, I am honored to begin this month as the College’s seventh President. Let me introduce myself and share my first thoughts on our work together. New to both Bank Street and the role of President, I see myself as a learner. I ...

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School for Children

New York City Gay Pride Parade

Posted by Alexis Wright on July 01, 2014

Morika Tsujimura and Anshu Wahi (SFC faculty). For the second year in a row, School for Children faculty and families participated in the New York City Gay Pride Parade. Organized by Anshu Wahi, our Director of Diversity & Community, the SFC proudly marched under a bright sky down Fifth Avenue ...

tagged: parents, pride, school for children
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Graduate School

Graduate School Earns NCATE Accreditation

Posted by Nick Gray on June 14, 2014

National accrediting body recognizes College’s success in preparing exceptional teachers and leaders for today’s classrooms. Bank Street College of Education has earned accreditation from the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) through 2020 for its master’s degree programs in its Graduate School of Education. The accreditation recognizes Bank ...

tagged: academics, accreditation
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Graduate School

Celebrating through Outstanding Integrative Master's Projects

Posted by Mihaela Schwartz on May 21, 2014

Every year in the Graduate School, the first half of the month of May is filled with pride and joy among our graduate students, as they complete another semester. For those who are ready to graduate, May represents the time when they share thoughtful ideas and extensive research with their ...

tagged: graduation, imp, portfolio
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School for Children

Geo-education

Posted by Kate Marcus on May 08, 2014

Connecting students to the natural world both in the classroom and outside has been happening at Bank Street for years but now that connection has an official name: Geo-education. This spring, National Geographic launched the Geo-educator Community, an intiative aimed to prepare students for the world they will inherit. In ...

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School for Children

School for Children alumnus receives Guggenheim Fellowship

Posted by Carla Scheele on April 30, 2014

Bank Street School for Children alumnus D.T. (Daniel) Max SFC ‘75, author of The Family That Couldn't Sleep: A Medical Mystery (2006), and Every Love Story Is A Ghost Story: A Life of David Foster Wallace (2012), was one of 178 scholars, artists and scientists to receive a 2014 fellowship ...

tagged: guggenheim, sfc alumni
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SFC Alumni

SFC Alumni in Action

Posted by Carla Scheele on April 21, 2014

School for Children alumni talk about how progressive education at Bank Street impacted their lives. The School for Children hosts an annual alumni panel discussion for a conversation with SFC alumni about how their progressive education at Bank Street has impacted their lives. This year's panel was a victim of ...

tagged: profiles, sfc alumni
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General Bank Street News

Bank Street Hosts Panel on Universal Pre-Kindergarten in NYC

Posted by Nick Gray on April 20, 2014

Dr. Samuel J. Meisels of the Buffett Early Childhood Institute moderated the April 23 panel featuring top officials from NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio’s administration at the College’s Niemeyer Series. Updated 5/2/2014 — On April 23, Bank Street College of Education in New York City hosted a panel discussion titled ...

tagged: early childhood, niemeyer, policy
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Graduate School

Dean Roach on Tk20 Assessment

Posted by Virginia Roach on April 02, 2014

Dear Graduate School Community, Educators and the programs that prepare them are facing increasing demands to document their proficiency and success. Those who work with children, families and teachers must document their successful practice. So, too, must the Bank Street Graduate School. Managing and communicating this data can be quite ...

tagged: assessment, tk20, virginia roach
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Graduate School

Innovations in Online Education

Posted by Nick Gray on April 02, 2014

Bank Street faculty present at a national research conference on their transformative online education experiences and the impact of their latest work. Teachers use math manipulatives to apply what they learn in online coaching. April 2, 2014 — Bank Street College of Education faculty present at the American Educational Research ...

tagged: fieldwork, math, online, research, stem
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Instructional Technology

New LMS Selected for Graduate School

Posted by Jeannie Crowley on April 02, 2014

The LMS committee completed a four-month selection process to replace Epsilen with eLearning. eLearning will be fully integrated with my.bankstreet.edu, resulting in one central location for all course, registration, grade, payment and advisement tasks. On April 15, a detailed announcement will be sent to the community to help students and ...

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School for Children

A Winning Season!

Posted by Kate Marcus on March 14, 2014

The girls’ varsity basketball team ended their winning season with a thrilling game in early March. This was a particularly challenging season (weather-related schedule changes and injuries) but the team rallied and won 11 out of 12 games. The team displayed indomitable spirit and eagerness to hone their skills. Coach ...

tagged: athletics, school for children
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Graduate School

Using Model Drawing as Featured in Singapore Math

Posted by Mihaela Schwartz on March 14, 2014

Each year the Leadership in Mathematics program sponsors the Saturday Math workshop series over the course of four sessions. Teachers and administrators from the tri-state area and beyond meet at Bank Street for coffee, bagels and a facilitated session on a selected topic in the teaching of mathematics. The sessions ...

tagged: leadership, math, mathematics, saturday
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School for Children

12/13s' Poetry at Nuyorican Poets Cafe

Posted by Kate Marcus on March 11, 2014

On Sunday, March 9, the 12/13s (seventh graders) performed their own poems at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe on the Lower East Side. The afternoon's performance was the culmination of two months of work, beginning with writing and revising poems in the classroom and at home, and then progressing to collaboration ...

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Liberty LEADS

Liberty LEADS Goes to Advocacy Day

Posted by Alyssa Lyons on March 07, 2014

On February 11th, two Liberty LEADS staff members and four Liberty students trekked to Albany to partake in Advocacy Day. The annual event introduces students to the importance of championing for educational opportunity programs, such as Liberty LEADS, that help students realize and reach their academic potential regardless of their ...

tagged: adriano espaillat, advocacy day, bill perkins, daniel o’ donnell, liberty leads
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School for Children

8/9s in the Steps of César Chavez

Posted by Kate Marcus on March 05, 2014

Bearing posters proclaiming “Yes We Can” and “Sí Se Puede,” on March 4, the 8/9s (third graders) joined the Upper School assembly to recognize and celebrate the work of César Chavez. The 8/9s spent several weeks learning about César Chavez, Dolores Huerta, Fred Ross and The United Farm Workers. They ...

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Graduate School

Navigating Danielson and APR; Can Teacher Development and High-Stakes Evaluation Co-Exist?

Posted by Mihaela Schwartz on March 04, 2014

From protecting teachers to leveraging the Danielson Framework for school change, how are the NYC leaders navigating the new evaluation system in their schools?On February 26th, the Bank Street community engaged in the first Weismann Dinner for 2014. Once again, the selected panel of distinguished educators did not disappoint and ...

tagged: change, danielson, dinner, educational, framework, leadership, weismann
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Graduate School

Evaluating the Evaluators - Defining and Measuring Teacher and Principal Quality

Posted by Mihaela Schwartz on March 04, 2014

On February 20th, the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development, New York University, hosted the conference Evaluating The Evaluators, Defining and Measuring Teacher and Principal Quality. Among other prestigious panelists, Bank Street College faculty, Terry Orr, Director of the Future School Leader Academy program, delivered an interesting presentation ...

tagged: evaluating, leaders, teachers
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Finance & Administration

College Wireless Upgrade

Posted by Jeannie Crowley on March 03, 2014

We're pleased to announce the successful completion of the wireless upgrade project. You will experience a noticeable improvement in wireless speed and access; the entire College is now Wi-Fi accessible. Currently, there is no change in the way you connect to the wireless network. Computers on BSCMAC will automatically connect ...

tagged: helpdesk
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Graduate School

Cultivating an Autism-Friendly Communication Style

Posted by Mihaela Schwartz on March 03, 2014

On February 24th, Bank Street College Expert Workshop Series had a record turnout gathering over hundred attendees, specialists and practitioners on the Autism Spectrum, as well as graduate students interested in special education topics. The expert presenter was Catherine Faherty, a well-known international autism specialist, school program consultant and trainer ...

tagged: annotations, autism, communication, expert, series, workshop
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Alumni

Still Separate, Still Unequal…

Posted by Caitlin Terry on February 21, 2014

Steve Evangelista, Margaret Ryan, and Shael Polakow-Suransky On February 10, the BSCAA, the Bank Street College Alumni Association, hosted a round table discussion on public education. BSCCA President Jim Clay '88 began the evening, which was created by BSCAA Advisory Board member Margaret Ryan ’01, and Steve Evangelista ’01, co-founders ...

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Alumni

BSCAA Celebrates Poetry in Washington

Posted by Caitlin Terry on February 20, 2014

DC area alumni gathered at The American Poetry Museum Center On Sunday, February 9, Washington, DC alumni gathered at The American Poetry Museum Center’s Poetic Thought Gallery and Reading Room. The director of the museum, Jon West-Bey ’04, explained the work of the museum, which is largely poetry work in ...

tagged: bscaa, poetry
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Alumni

40 Years Later: Now Can We Talk?

Posted by Caitlin Terry on February 13, 2014

Over 80 alumni, parents, faculty members, staff, and friends gathered at Bank Street in celebration of Black History Month to attend a screening and panel discussion hosted by the Pemberton Society and Staff Council’s Diversity Committee. They shared the documentary film 40 Years Later: Now Can We Talk?, which explores ...

tagged: diversity, history, law, scholarships
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Summer Camp

Summer Camp Presents KiDS College Spring Camp

Posted by Dylan Morgan on February 05, 2014

This Spring, the Bank Street Summer Camp presents KiDS College Spring Camp, two week long camp sessions with the Bank Street Summer Camp counselors kids know and love. These programs are unlike anything else offered in New York, as they combine the pedagogy of the Bank Street School with the

tagged: kids college, school for children, spring camp, summer camp
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General Bank Street News

Bank Street Names Shael Polakow-Suransky Next President

Posted by Nick Gray on January 21, 2014

Suransky, currently second-in-command of the nation’s largest school system, will be the college’s first president who is also an alumnus. The Board of Trustees of Bank Street College of Education today announced the selection of Shael Polakow-Suransky, currently the Chief Academic Officer and Senior Deputy Chancellor at the New York ...

tagged: leadership, president
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School for Children

Naturalists Grab the Attention of National Geographic

Posted by Alexis Wright on January 17, 2014

Ordinary life at Bank Street is anything but ordinary. The “extraordinariness” (Yes, it’s a word!) of Bank Street was noted by the National Geographic Society last spring when the organization’s Vice President for Education, Daniel C. Edelson, visited and observed the 7/8s as they worked on the Hudson River project. ...

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Discover Bank Street

Bank Street Appoints Jackson Kytle Head of IPR

Posted by Nick Gray on January 15, 2014

Jackson Kytle has been appointed Interim Dean of Innovation, Policy, and Research (IPR). In that role, Kytle oversees the College Library, Bank Street Head Start, the high school dropout-prevention and college-readiness program Liberty LEADS, Occasional Papers, and other grant-funded and contract-based research and policy initiatives. Kytle will also lead Bank ...

tagged: accreditation, cabinet, ipr, policy
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Liberty LEADS

Assemblyman Walter Mosley visits Liberty LEADS

Posted by Ana Lisa Tiburcio on January 06, 2014

Assemblyman Walter Mosely with Liberty LEADS students. Liberty LEADS was honored to have Assemblyman Walter Mosley, representative of the 57th district of New York, visit our program on December 10th, 2013. Mosley is a champion of issues such as education, immigration, and non-discriminatory policies—issues our students and their families face ...

tagged: education, immigration, walter mosley
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General Bank Street News

Note from Yolanda Ferrell-Brown

Posted by Bank Street on January 06, 2014

Dear Members of the Bank Street Community: I hope that the holiday season has been joyous and restorative for everyone. As promised, I am writing to provide another short update regarding the status of the Presidential Search process. The committee is very pleased to report that the search is in ...

tagged: presidential search, seventh
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Graduate School

Q&A: Math, Diversity & the Common Core

Posted by Nick Gray on December 19, 2013

Nneka Sutherland, a student in Bank Street’s Leadership in Mathematics Education program, is an experienced teacher and a veteran of both public and charter schools in New York City and Montreal. In addition to pursuing a master’s degree at Bank Street, she is a full time teacher at a public ...

tagged: diversity, leadership, math, networks, standards
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School for Children

Educating Boys

Posted by Kate Marcus on December 13, 2013

Journalist Peg Tyre has researched and written extensively about boys in magazine articles and in her book, “The Trouble with Boys: A Surprising Report Card on Our Sons, Their Problems at School and What Educators Must Do.” She recently spoke to parents and teachers at Bank Street School. Recognizing that ...

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Graduate School

Making Power Visible

Posted by Mihaela Schwartz on November 21, 2013

Making Power Visible: Home Grown Community-Based Learning from Karachi to Philadelphia to You At the end of October, the Graduate School hosted the event Making Power Visible: Home Grown Community-Based Learning from Karachi to Philadelphia to You, with the Council of Students (COS). Presented by Yue Fang, president of COS, ...

tagged: community-based projects, graduate school, international initiatives
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Family Center

Welcome North Carolina!

Posted by Gabriel Guyton on November 14, 2013

Mentor Pilot Program Jacque Penick of Mountain Area Child and Family Center (left) and Gabriel Guyton. Bank Street is participating in a new, inter-center mentoring program with Mountain Area Child and Family Center, an early learning program, serving children birth-five in Asheville, North Carolina. The Bank Street Family Center is ...

tagged: family center, mountain area child, north carolina
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General Bank Street News

The Presidential Search Committee continues its work

Posted by Bank Street on November 13, 2013

As a reminder, the Committee members engaged in a listening tour of various constituencies, including Staff Council, Graduate School faculty and leadership, Children’s Program faculty and leadership, and union leadership. Members of the committee also attended an All College meeting and were able to engage in conversation with the attending ...

tagged: presidential search, seventh
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Family Center

Chirlane McCray Visits Bank Street

Posted by Nick Gray on November 12, 2013

On October 24, Bank Street hosted Chirlane McCray — writer, activist, and wife of then-mayoral nominee Bill De Blasio. McCray accompanied Dean of the College Jon Snyder and Children’s Programs Dean Alexis Wright on a tour that included a visit to the Children’s Library, which holds one of the state’s ...

tagged: family center, library, visits
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General Bank Street News

Occasional Paper Series: Valuing Out-of-School Time

Posted by Nick Gray on November 11, 2013

Nonschool spaces aren’t what they used to be. Places that welcome young people engaging in unstructured, autonomous hanging out are getting harder to find. After-school programs have shifted toward offering formalized activities and documented learning outcomes. No longer can home spaces serve as an escape from the authority of school, ...

tagged: after-school, nonschool, occasional papers
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Library

Emergent Curriculum at Progressive Education Conference

Posted by Nick Gray on November 04, 2013

In October, Allie Bruce, Bank Street’s Children’s Librarian, and Anshu Wahi, the School for Children’s Director of Diversity and Community, traveled to Los Angeles to present at the Progressive Education Network (PEN) conference. Their presentation, “Loudness in the Library: Empowering Students to Think Critically About Identity and Bias,” demonstrated the ...

tagged: children's literature, diversity, emergent, progressive
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Graduate School

A New Director for Museum Leadership

Posted by Nick Gray on October 31, 2013

This fall, Bank Street’s Graduate School welcomed Brian Hogarth as its new director of the Leadership in Museum Education program. Brian brings with him over 20 years of museum education and leadership experience at a number of leading institutions, including Johns Hopkins University, the Nelson-Atkins Museum in Kansas City, the ...

tagged: faculty, leadership, museum
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Financial Aid

Lou Palefsky Honored by New York State Financial Aid Administrators Association

Posted by Amy Kline on October 30, 2013

Lou Palefsky (left) with J. Scott Atkinson On October 16, 2013, Lou Palefsky, Director of Financial Aid at Bank Street College of Education, was honored with two awards at the 45th Annual New York State Financial Aid Administrators Association (NYSFAAA) Meeting. The first was the Circle Award which is "awarded ...

tagged: award, financial aid, honor
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School for Children

Presenting at PEN Conference

Posted by Kate Marcus on October 29, 2013

Three faculty members from the School for Children and the librarian participated in the annual Progressive Education Network (PEN) Conference in Los Angeles October 10-12. Roberta Berman, Shop Teacher; 12/13s Head Teacher Nayantara Mhatre, and Anshu Wahi, Director of Diversity and Community with Allie Bruce, Librarian; prepared and taught workshops ...

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School for Children

Bank Street Families Walk for Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation

Posted by Kate Marcus on October 08, 2013

On Sunday, September 29 many Bank Street families walked with Sam Murphy (11/12s) and his team, "Murphy's Law" (a.k.a. Sam's Retired Pancreas), as part of The New York City JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes. The team raised over $5,000 and enjoyed the walk over the Brooklyn Bridge on a beautiful ...

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Summer Camp

KiDS College on Saturdays!

Posted by Dylan Morgan on September 24, 2013

This Fall the Bank Street Summer Camp presents KiDS College, a series of eight Saturday classes for kids in kindergarten and up, starting September 28th. Each program is headed by the same summer camp staff that kids know and love. These programs are unlike anything else offered in New York, ...

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School for Children

Author and Illustrator Kevin Henkes Speaks to Middle School Students

Posted by Kate Marcus on September 18, 2013

Author and illustrator Kevin Henkes spoke to Middle School students and the world at large in a webcast in mid-September, reflecting on his life immersed in children’s books and talking about his new book (his 47th), The Year of Billy Miller. Mr. Henkes, creator of classics such as Lilly’s Purple ...

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Graduate School

D'Amboise Demonstrates Vitality of Arts in Education at Biber Lecture

Posted by Nick Gray on September 16, 2013

Jacques D'Amboise with NDI Master Teaching Artist Mary Kennedy Kids from NDI perform at the Biber Lecture View the full video on

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General Bank Street News

Presidential Search Announcement

Posted by Bank Street on August 27, 2013

As the Bank Street College of Education approaches its centennial, it seeks a visionary educational leader to preserve and expand its legacy of teaching and learning for children and adults into the next century. Bank Street, located in New York City and renowned for pioneering classroom-based, progressive education, embraces a ...

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Graduate School

Bank Street College Honored by 1199 Future of America Learning Center

Posted by Mihaela Schwartz on August 14, 2013

On Monday, July 15, 2013, the 1199 Future of America Learning Center celebrated its 20th year with an awards ceremony and musical performance given by the Children’s Musical Ensemble at the Lehman College Music Theater in the Bronx. Included in the list of honorees, was Bank Street College, in acknowledgment ...

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Graduate School

Three Bank Street Graduates Make Top 20 List

Posted by Mihaela Schwartz on August 12, 2013

Child Life Council Annual Meeting From May 16-19, 2013, in Denver, Colorado, more than 1,000 child life specialists gathered for the 31st Child Life Council (CLC) Annual Conference on Professional Issues. This annual meeting is known as the largest annual gathering of child life specialists, worldwide. Participants include child life ...

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Library

Are All Book Covers Created Equal?

Posted by Allie Jane Bruce on July 31, 2013

Last fall, during a booktalking session with Bank Street Children's Librarian Allie Bruce, an 11-year-old girl in Jamie Steinfeld's 11/12s Humanities class asked, "Why is there a bird on that cover, when every other cover you've shown us so far has a picture of the main character?" A big question, ...

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General Bank Street News

2013 Presidential Search Committee

Posted by Bank Street on July 16, 2013

Dear Bank Street Community, We are pleased to present the following membership roster for the 2013 Presidential Search Committee and want to thank each member in advance for agreeing to participate in this important effort. Trustees: Yolanda Ferrell-Brown, Chair Elect, Tony Asnes (SFC Alum), Chair of the Board of Trustees, ...

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Graduate School

Math Program Receives Grant to Develop Online Fieldwork

Posted by Nick Gray on July 15, 2013

Robin Hummel Bank Street College of Education was recently awarded a $50,000 grant to support an online fieldwork and advisement pilot for the Leadership in Mathematics Education. The grant comes through 100Kin10, a coalition of organizations led by the Carnegie Corporation of New York to improve STEM education across the ...

tagged: advisement, development, fieldwork, leadership, math, online
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Dean's Corner

Dean Snyder Comments on Teacher Education Ratings

Posted by Bank Street on July 12, 2013

On Tuesday June 18, U.S. News and World Report published rankings of university-based teacher education programs with each program receiving a grade on a four-point scale. The grade was based upon information collected by the National Center for Teaching Quality (NCTQ). Based in Washington DC, according to their website, “The ...

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Liberty LEADS

Liberty LEADS 2nd Annual Benefit

Posted by Michael Hansen on June 21, 2013

Liberty LEADS is pleased to report that our Spring Benefit was a resounding success! On June 3rd, we hosted a festive evening at Havana Central for Liberty donors, alumni, Advisory Board Members, staff, students and parents. We welcomed several new friends to the Liberty LEADS community and reported on the ...

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General Bank Street News

Elizabeth Dickey to retire at the end of the summer of 2014

Posted by Bank Street on June 14, 2013

Dear Bank Street Community, As you are aware, Bank Street’s President, Elizabeth Dickey, has announced her decision to retire at the end of the summer of 2014 after six years of service to the institution. We are writing to update you on the upcoming Presidential Search process. We will be ...

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Graduate School

Lesley Koplow Receives Emily Fenichel Award for Leadership

Posted by Amy Kline on May 28, 2013

Lesley Koplow Lesley Koplow, Director of the Center for Emotionally Responsive Practice at Bank Street College of Education has been named the recipient of the Emily Fenichel Award for Leadership for 2013. Established by the New York Zero-to-Three Network in 2007, the award

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Discover Bank Street

Bank Street Helps Ease Lingering Sandy Trauma

Posted by Nick Gray on May 23, 2013

Staff from Community and Family Head Start experiencing the therapeutic value of having transitional objects, in the form of teddy bears, in traumatic times. Bank Street’s Center for Emotionally Responsive Practice (ERP), led by Lesley Koplow, “provides ongoing professional development and on-site consultation to early childhood programs and elementary schools ...

tagged: 0-3, development, disasters, infancy, toddlers, trauma
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Graduate School

Graduate Students Visit Adaptive Design Workshop

Posted by Virginia Casper on May 22, 2013

The Adaptive Design Association recently hosted the Bank Street’s World of the Infant class to put their knowledge about children birth-to-three and their families to work. Candidates in Infancy Programs are learning to be professionals in the field of early care and education, early intervention, and for the

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Graduate School

Faculty Member Wins Fulbright to Teach in India

Posted by Nick Gray on May 22, 2013

Dr. Bernadette Anand, Bank Street Graduate School faculty member and fieldwork advisor, has been selected for a J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship. This is Bernadette’s second Fulbright scholarship. For her first scholarship, in 2008, she traveled to India to work with colleagues from Alagappa University, in Karaikudi, Tamil Nadu – ...

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Graduate School

Photos & Videos from Commencement

Posted by Nick Gray on May 16, 2013

Photos on Facebook Videos on YouTube

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School for Children

Bank Street School for Children 2nd Graders Clean Up the Hudson River

Posted by Katie Peshut on May 11, 2013

On Saturday, May 11, School for Children 7/8s (2nd grade) students, their teacher, Danette Lipten, and parents, selflessly volunteered to spend the day picking up trash along the shoreline of the Hudson River in northern New Jersey. Ever since Danette began teaching the Hudson River curriculum in the 7/8s, she ...

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Discover Bank Street

President Elizabeth Dickey to Retire Summer 2014

Posted by Nick Gray on May 10, 2013

Elizabeth Dickey, Bank Street’s president since 2008, will retire at the end of the summer in 2014. Board of Trustees Chair Tony Asnes and Chair-Elect Yolanda Ferrell-Brown notified faculty and staff of her decision on May 10. “It is bittersweet for us to write this note to the

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Institutional Advancement

Science & Inquiry at the Trustees' Dinner

Posted by Nick Gray on April 30, 2013

Dr. Stuart Firestein On Tuesday, April 23, the Bank Street College Board of Trustees hosted the annual Trustees’ Dinner at a new location and with a new format. Colleagues in education and friends of the College joined the Trustees at the Century Association in New York City for an evening ...

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School for Children

On Race & Football: Documentary Filmmaker & Former NFL Player Visit SFC 8th Graders

Posted by Katie Peshut on April 23, 2013

On April 19, School for Children 13/14s (8th grade) students were treated to a very special educational experience when documentary filmmaker Theresa Moore and former NFL player Walter Beach III visited their classroom. Moore showed the students a portion of her documentary film Third and Long: The History of African ...

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Graduate School

Bank Street Faculty Launch Math for All

Posted by Nick Gray on April 23, 2013

Bank Street math faculty launch Math for All: Video Case-based Professional Development Kits for Teacher Development On Monday, April 22, Bank Street College of Education and Corwin Press launched Math for All at an event celebrating the product at the College. Math for All helps teachers implement standards-based math lessons ...

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School for Children

The School for Children Is Reducing Its Ecological Footprint with a Composting Initiative

Posted by Katie Peshut on April 23, 2013

On Monday, April 15, the School for Children (SFC) launched a composting initiative in the cafeteria and kitchen, due in large part to the focused efforts of the Parents Association's Green Action Committee. Green Action Committee member and first-year parent Laura Sametz spearheaded this initiative after helping to implement a

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School for Children

Bank Streeter Turned Marine Fights for Justice

Posted by Nick Gray on April 19, 2013

By Sean Piccoli When Anu Bhagwati, SFC '89, was invited to testify before Congress this year about sexual violence in the U.S. military, it was a breakthrough in work she had begun a decade earlier, and under very different circumstances. While serving as a Marine Corps captain at Camp Lejeune, ...

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School for Children

Responding to Boston

Posted by Alexis Wright on April 18, 2013

As educators, we have had to write a variation of this letter too many times to our school families. This school year alone, we experienced Hurricane Sandy, then the tragedy in Newtown, and now the deadly bombings in Boston that claimed three lives, including that of an 8 year old ...

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Instructional Technology

Jeannie Crowley Brings Meaningful Learning Online

Posted by Nick Gray on April 09, 2013

As online learning grows more commonplace in higher education, tech-savvy educators are moving away from justifying its viability and toward the more nuanced question of which models work best. Jeannie Crowley, Bank Street’s Director of Digital Media and Learning, has opened a lot of eyes to the potential of online ...

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Graduate School

Virginia Casper on 'Eldridge & Co.'

Posted by Nick Gray on March 27, 2013

Virginia Casper, Director of Bank Street's Infant and Family Development and Early Intervention programs, was recently interviewed on CUNY TV's Eldridge & Co. The program, aired on March 27, covered issues, challenges, and opportunities in the field of early childhood care, including early intervention and developmental and educational services. On ...

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School for Children

On Bullying: Bank Street Hosts Author Emily Bazelon

Posted by Katie Peshut on March 23, 2013

On March 13, Bank Street School for Children hosted acclaimed journalist Emily Bazelon, author of the bestseller Sticks and Stones: Defeating the Culture of Bullying and Rediscovering the Power of Character and Empathy. A senior editor at Slate who has appeared on The Colbert Report, Bazelon is a leading voice ...

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Graduate School

Deb Vilas to Lead CLC Survey on Fundamentals & Innovative Practices in Play

Posted by Amy Kline on March 22, 2013

Deb Vilas, Advisor & Instructor As part of the Child Life Council’s Advancing the Field of Play for Hospitalized Children Initiative grant from The Walt Disney Company, Deb Vilas, MS, CCLS, LMSW, Bank Street Advisor & Instructor in the Child Life Program has been named project leader for

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School for Children

School for Children 6th Graders Discuss Stereotypes on Book Cover Art with Knopf Editors

Posted by Katie Peshut on March 20, 2013

On March 13, School for Children (SFC) 6th grade students (11/12s) met with Knopf editors Erin Clarke and Michelle Frey for a conversation about cover design and marketing decisions. The impetus for this meeting began back in October during a booktalking session with Children's Librarian Allie Bruce. An 11-year-old girl ...

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Liberty LEADS

Liberty LEADS Alum Earns NY Times Scholarship

Posted by Nick Gray on March 13, 2013

Eddy Cruz, Liberty LEADS alum and recipient of the New York Times Scholarship Eddy Cruz '13 is one of eight bright college-bound seniors to receive the New York Times Scholarship, out of hundreds that applied. Eddy joined Liberty LEADS in the Spring of 2010. Born

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Financial Aid

Graduate School Establishes Peter Greeman Scholarship Program

Posted by Nick Gray on March 12, 2013

Peter Greeman Bank Street is pleased to announce that our Graduate School has been selected by Community Teachers Initiative (CTI) to establish a Peter Greeman Scholarship program. The scholarship will be granted to an incoming graduate student who commits to teaching upon graduation in a New York City public school ...

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School for Children

Project Cicero Book Drive A Success

Posted by Katie Peshut on March 11, 2013

The School for Children once again participated in the annual Project Cicero Book Drive, which is designed to create – or supplement – school and classroom libraries for children in under-resourced New York City public schools. This year's drive was a great success - the Bank Street community collected and ...

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Library

Cartoonist Stephan Pastis Reads Debut Book to SFC Kids

Posted by Nick Gray on March 08, 2013

On March 1, Stephan Pastis, a nationally syndicated cartoonist for his work on Pearls Before Swine, and the students at Bank Street School for Children were the first to read his debut book for young people, Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made. Pastis visited the 10s/11s at the Bank

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Liberty LEADS

Liberty LEADS Leadership and Academic Excellence Retreat 2012-2013

Posted by Michael Hansen on March 06, 2013

By ANA TIBURCIO Snow was on the ground, the air was cold and foggy, but an undeterred group of students walked up the icy Ninham Mountain Fire Tower in Carmel, New York, 950 feet above sea level. Visibility was at a minimum at the summit, but it wasn’t important to ...

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Graduate School

Bank Street Joins Effort to Prepare 100,000 STEM Teachers

Posted by Nick Gray on March 04, 2013

On February 13, 100Kin10, a multi-sector partnership addressing the national imperative to prepare 100,000 science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) teachers by 2021, announced that Bank Street College of Education has been accepted as a partner. “Joining 100Kin10 solidifies Bank Street’s commitment to preparing early childhood and childhood teachers who ...

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Continuing Professional Studies

Kids with Behavioral Challenges: Holistic Approaches

Posted by Nick Gray on March 04, 2013

Ms. Hala Khouri, MA, and Dr. Stuart Ablon, PhD In collaboration with Continuing Professional Studies, the Flawless Foundation is sponsoring a training on March 8-9 to help parents, educators, and yoga service professionals implement holistic approaches

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Graduate School

Job Search Tips for New Teachers

Posted by Nick Gray on March 04, 2013

As spring approaches, Susan Levine, Bank Street's Director of Career Services, kicks into high gear offering workshops and resources for Bank Street students priming to start or advance their careers in education. On March 5, Career Services offers a job fair for those seeking to work in public and charter ...

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Graduate School

Principals Institute Featured on NYCDOE “Leadership Pathways” Website

Posted by Amy Kline on March 04, 2013

The New York City Department of Education’s Division of Academics, Performance and Support (DAPS) Office of Leadership has just launched its new Leadership Pathways website, with Bank Street College’s own Principals Institute featured prominently on its database of Leadership Development Opportunities. The Leadership Pathways site was created by the DOE ...

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Alumni

Emory Campbell & Penn Center's Legacy

Posted by Nick Gray on February 14, 2013

Over 150 years after its founding, the Penn Center continues to inspire through its legacy of promoting freedom through education. In the above photo, a class visits in 2012. “This place will let you know, as you walk through with the Spanish moss hanging, that something happened here.” —Emory Campbell ...

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Alumni

Newark Charter School Extends Bank Street’s Reach

Posted by Caitlin Terry on February 07, 2013

On February 5, the Newark Educators’ Community Charter School (NECCS) hosted an event to celebrate the newest additions to their leadership team, Bank Street alumnae Dina Velez ’05, Principal, and Davia Franklyn ’97, Director of Teaching and Learning. Bank Street’s partnership with NECCS extends and strengthens the College's commitment to ...

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Graduate School

School for Children Students Help Launch Google Science Fair

Posted by Caitlin Terry on February 05, 2013

Bank Street School for Children 13/14s participate in a Hangout celebrating the Google Science Fair.Watch the Hangout on YouTube. At the launch of the 2013 Google Science Fair, Google announced, “We’re looking for ideas that will change the world.” And they had to look no further than

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School for Children

School for Children 8th Graders Host 2nd Annual Antigone Film Festival

Posted by Katie Peshut on February 05, 2013

On February 1, 2013, the 13/14s (8th grade) class hosted its second annual Antigone Film Festival, debuting original film adaptations of the classic Greek play, Antigone, by Sophocles. This festival was the culmination of a lot of hard work, with students working in small groups to write screenplays and then ...

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Continuing Professional Studies

Science Expo Curriculum Now Available for All Teachers

Posted by Nick Gray on January 31, 2013

The school science fair is meant to be an exciting way to bring traditional science curriculum to life. But many teachers feel the focus has shifted too much toward the spectacle of a culminating event and away from the process of experiential learning. At Bank Street’s School for Children (SFC), ...

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School for Children

Latest Camp News

Posted by Dylan Morgan on January 28, 2013

Heal the Children In conjunction with the American Camping Association's Heal the Children program, The Bank Street Summer Camp is proud to offer two scholarships for the summer of 2013. Heal the Children is a "campership" program created in response to, and in support of, families that have suffered the ...

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Graduate School

Remembering Linda Levine

Posted by Nick Gray on January 25, 2013

It is with great sadness that Bank Street shares news of the loss of Linda Levine (GSE ’76), who passed away on January 22, 2013. Linda, an educational anthropologist and longtime member of Bank Street’s Graduate School faculty, dedicated her life to advancing equity and social justice through education. Linda ...

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Discover Bank Street

Bank Street Commends Reform Initiatives from Governor Cuomo

Posted by Nick Gray on January 11, 2013

In his New York State of the State address on January 9, Governor Andrew Cuomo championed several initiatives proposed by the New NY Education Reform Commission, on which

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School for Children

Creating a Mural in the School for Children

Posted by Katie Peshut on December 20, 2012

Submitted by a 10/11s (5th grade) student: This fall, the 10/11s painted a mural in the stairwell. The mural compares food, celebrations, transportation, and education in China to those parts of culture in New York City. We did this so people were able to see the similarities and the differences ...

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School for Children

Author R.J. Palacio Visits Bank Street

Posted by Katie Peshut on December 20, 2012

On December 18, 2012, the Bank Street auditorium was packed with School for Children 9/10s - 13/14s (4th - 8th grade) students, teachers, and other members of the Bank Street community, all eager to hear author R.J. Palacio speak. Everyone had read all or part of Wonder, Palacio's debut novel. ...

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School for Children

In the Aftermath of Newtown

Posted by Anne Santa on December 15, 2012

UPDATED Dear Parents and Educators, Our children are growing up in a world where they are more and more aware of times of disaster, natural and human made. With the media and rapid travel of news, only our very youngest children are now out of “earshot of news.” Today our ...

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@bankstreetbooks

Card Sales Explode at the Bookstore

Posted by Michael Hansen on December 13, 2012

Sales of greeting cards are up 80% over last year at this time, says Bank Street Bookstore manager Andy Laties. Laties attributes the boom to an effort the Bookstore began last August to improve the uniqueness and quality of its card selection. In addition to adding imported English die-cut designs ...

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School for Children

School for Children 5th Graders Help With Hurricane Sandy Recovery Efforts in Riverside Park

Posted by Katie Peshut on December 12, 2012

Bank Street School for Children 10/11s (5th grade) students spent their community time on November 30, 2012 helping Riverside Park recover from Hurricane Sandy. Two of the students described the afternoon's work: We went down to the park at 1:30 PM, split up into groups of 4 or 5, and ...

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School for Children

School for Children Faculty Members Attend the 2012 NAIS People of Color Conference

Posted by Katie Peshut on December 10, 2012

Anshu Wahi, Director of Diversity and Community; Nayantara Mhatre, 12/13s (7th grade) Humanities Teacher; Morika Tsujimura, 12/13s Math/Science Teacher; Jenel Giles, 5/6s (Kindergarten) Head Teacher; and Janel Frazier, 7/8s (2nd grade) Assistant Teacher, attended the annual National Association of Independent Schools People of Color Conference on December 6-8, 2012 in ...

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School for Children

Rachel Simmons Speaks at Bank Street

Posted by Katie Peshut on December 06, 2012

The Bank Street School for Children Parents Association arranged for an afternoon and evening visit by Rachel Simmons on December 5, 2012. Rachel is the author of the groundbreaking book Odd Girl Out: The Hidden Culture of Aggression in Girls and, more recently, The Curse of the Good Girl: Raising ...

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School for Children

Bank Street School for Children Supports Bead for Life

Posted by Katie Peshut on December 06, 2012

For the fifth consecutive year, the School for Children's Parents of Children of Color (POCOC) affinity group turned the Bank Street lobby into a vibrant marketplace for gorgeous, recycled paper beads and organic shea butter products handmade by Ugandan women. Bead for Life is a socially responsible, global organization that ...

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Graduate School

Bank Street Around the World: International Education

Posted by Nick Gray on December 04, 2012

On November 29, Bank Street College held a panel discussion, Opportunities in International Education, to bring together the different experiences of Bank Street staff and alumni to inform current students and educators who are thinking of working or traveling abroad.Dr. David Penberg (’84)—whose teaching and leadership experience has brought him ...

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School for Children

Middle School Students Decorate Holiday Bags for God's Love We Deliver

Posted by Katie Peshut on November 28, 2012

Every year Bank Street School for Children classrooms at all age levels in the Middle School (grades 1-4) personalize holiday bags that will be used to deliver food and other necessities to homebound clients of God’s Love We Deliver living with HIV/AIDS, cancer, and other serious illnesses. Students paint the ...

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Graduate School

Dean Roach on Tk20 Assessment

Posted by Virginia Roach on November 27, 2012

Dear Graduate School Community,Educators and the programs that prepare them are facing increasing demands to document their proficiency and success. Those who work with children, families and teachers must document their successful practice. So, too, must the Bank Street Graduate School. Managing and communicating this data can be quite a ...

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School for Children

School for Children 7th Graders Study Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet

Posted by Katie Peshut on November 27, 2012

Students in the 12/13s (7th grade) are getting what for many is their first taste of Shakespeare through this fall's study of Romeo and Juliet. Students are immersing themselves in the play through analysis of the text, weekly dramatizations of important scenes, and a study of various film adaptations. They ...

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School for Children

Bank Street Participating in Toys for Tots Holiday Toy Drive

Posted by Katie Peshut on November 26, 2012

From Monday, December 3 through Friday, December 14, the Bank Street community will be collecting toys for children in need, especially those affected by Hurricane Sandy. Toys for Tots has already provided toys to the majority of shelters housing children affected by Sandy, so the toys collected will be used ...

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Graduate School

Q&A with Mary Paranac, Student Associate Trustee

Posted by Nick Gray on November 20, 2012

At its October 24th meeting, the Bank Street College Board of Trustees elected Mary Paranac as Student Associate Trustee for this academic year. Mary is working toward her Master’s degree in Leadership for Educational Change. She is in her sixth year as

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School for Children

Bank Street School for Children Clothing Drive

Posted by Katie Peshut on November 19, 2012

For the third consecutive year, the Bank Street community collected and donated several carloads of gently used clothing, blankets, and shoes to the Jan Hus Homeless Outreach and Advocacy Program. This year, the drive benefited men, women, and families with children who are homeless, with limited housing, or otherwise in ...

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School for Children

Bank Street School for Children Food Drive to Benefit City Harvest

Posted by Katie Peshut on November 19, 2012

In the spirit of Thanksgiving and community, Bank Street School for Children collected approximately 500 pounds of food (25 boxes) during its annual food drive to benefit City Harvest. Students in the 1st and 4th grades spearheaded the effort: they decorated the collection boxes, created informational posters, and packed up ...

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School for Children

School for Children 4th Graders Learn About Climate Change

Posted by Katie Peshut on November 16, 2012

Bank Street School for Children 9/10s (4th grade) students were visited by scientists from The Earth Institute at Columbia University on November 15, 2012. The presentation covered climate change and specific actions that children and adults can take to mitigate its impact on our society. The students gasped when they ...

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School for Children

November is National Adoption Awareness Month

Posted by Katie Peshut on November 15, 2012

Bank Street School for Children celebrates its families formed through adoption. Positive adoption language helps the community learn and talk about adoption together. Here are some examples: We say a child “was adopted" into his or her family. (We use “adopted” as an adverb, not an adjective!) We do not ...

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School for Children

Renowned Children's Author Todd Parr Visits Bank Street School for Children

Posted by Katie Peshut on November 15, 2012

On November 14, 2012, author and illustrator Todd Parr read his new children's book, The Thankful Book, to a group of very excited School for Children 6/7s (1st grade) students. He also read The Underwear Book (obviously a favorite of the children given their enthusiastic response) and It's Okay to ...

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Alumni

In Memoriam: Suzanne Berliss 1918-2012

Posted by Nick Gray on November 14, 2012

Sue (center) at a theater benefit planning tea in 1964 with Sally Kerlin (left) and Lynn Straus. Sue at a 1991 alumni association luncheon. Notable Bank Street alumna Suzanne Frankel Berliss ’71 passed

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School for Children

Dr. Pedro Noguera Speaks at Bank Street

Posted by Katie Peshut on November 09, 2012

On October 2, 2012, Dr. Pedro Noguera, a renowned urban sociologist and author, visited Bank Street to discuss cultural and racial identity development in all children. The Parents of Children of Color (POCOC), one of the School for Children's parent affinity groups, hosted the event. Dr. Noguera engaged in an ...

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School for Children

Bank Street School for Children 8th Graders Attend Student Leadership Conference

Posted by Katie Peshut on November 09, 2012

On October 26, 2012, two Bank Street School for Children 8th graders attended The Dalton School's 3rd annual Student Leadership Conference titled Conversations on Experience, Identity, & Leadership. The conference theme this year was Social & Political Change Movements in America. The event featured a distinguished panel of guests in ...

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School for Children

School for Children Mock Presidential Election

Posted by Katie Peshut on November 08, 2012

Every four years, Bank Street School for Children Upper School (Grades 5-8) students stage a mock election, which parallels the real Presidential Election. Each grade has certain responsibilities in connection with the activity. For example, the two 12/13s (7th grade) classes represent the major parties. The 10/11s (5th grade) are ...

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Graduate School

Bank Streeters Lend Aid in City Shelter

Posted by Dara Eisenstein on November 08, 2012

A cadre of Bank Street Child Life students, alumni, and colleagues joined hands with art therapists on Sunday, November 4, 2012, to answer a request for help by a US Navy mental health team deployed at a New York City shelter set up to serve families displaced by Hurricane Sandy. ...

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General Bank Street News

Talking To Kids About Hurricane Sandy

Posted by Lesley Koplow on November 06, 2012

As children return to school, they will bring a range of experiences related to the impact of Hurricane Sandy. While the children may welcome the return to the familiar routines of the classroom, teachers will need to make room for the emotional reactions that are likely to be a result ...

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Bank Street

Adrienne King, Associate Director of Financial Aid, Receives NYSFAAA Award

Posted by Dara Eisenstein on November 06, 2012

On October 10, 2012, Adrienne King, Associate Director of Financial Aid at Bank Street College of Education, was awarded a New York State Financial Aid Administrators Association (NYSFAAA) Regional Award for Region VI. Region VI comprises the five boroughs of New York City. The purpose of the Regional Award is ...

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School for Children

Bank Street Students Make Meaning of Their World After Hurricane Sandy

Posted by Katie Peshut on November 06, 2012

On the first full day back to school after Hurricane Sandy, Bank Street School for Children 5/6s (Kindergarten) made sense of the hurricane experience by building “safe spaces,” in the block area. These structures consisted of a “church where people could go to be safe” and a “tube way with ...

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Graduate School

Bank Street Alumnae Present at the 2012 Child Life of Greater New York Annual Conference

Posted by Dara Eisenstein on November 06, 2012

On Monday, October 22nd, 2012, two of Bank Street College’s Child Life alumnae, Kymme Napoli and Lori Lerma, collaborated with Crystal Akbari from Mount Sinai to present at the 2012 Child Life of Greater New York Annual Conference. Their presentation was entitled: “Building Rapport: The Art of the Relationship and ...

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Graduate School

DiMenna Children’s Museum Showcases a Bank Street Approach

Posted by Nick Gray on October 24, 2012

Nearly fifty Bank Street alumni, current students, and faculty members gathered at the New York Historical Society’s DiMenna Children's History Museum on October 19 for an educators’ talk commemorating the museum’s first anniversary. A museum-within-a-museum that occupies the New-York Historical Society's entire lower level, DiMenna includes character-based pavilions, a children's ...

tagged: alumni, bscaa, museum education
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Bank Street for Children

Ellie Costa, Bank Street Literacy Specialist, Presented at a Sounds in Motion Conference

Posted by Katie Peshut on October 24, 2012

On October 27, 2012, Ellie Costa, Bank Street School for Children Reading and Literacy Specialist, presented at a workshop at The Children’s Hearing Institute Educational Outreach Program's Conference titled Sounds In Motion and its Applications. Ms. Costa shared the curriculum being developed in the School for Children's 5/6s (Kindergarten) using ...

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Graduate School

At ‘Each One Teach One,’ Bank Street’s Reach on Display

Posted by Nick Gray on October 09, 2012

Bank Street is a tight-knit community, but in the daily hustle, it can be hard to stay updated on all the exciting projects that go on at the College. On September 29, the Graduate School’s Council of Students (COS) and Staff Council hosted Each One Teach

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Graduate School

Rena Rice Honored!

Posted by Dara Eisenstein on October 05, 2012

On November 1, 2012, Rena Rice will be among six former directors of the Kingsborough Community College Child Development Center to be honored at the Center’s 40th anniversary celebration on the campus in Manhattan Beach, Brooklyn. Rena served as a teacher-director of the center from 1972 to 1976. The Center ...

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General Bank Street News

Bank Street Hosts Ed Reform Hearing on Oct 16

Posted by Nick Gray on October 05, 2012

View photos and more from the hearing. UPDATED 10/22 Bank Street was proud to host an important public hearing for Governor Cuomo’s New York Education Reform Commission on October 16th, 2012. The event was an opportunity for the Commission to hear

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School for Children

Roberta Berman, School for Children Woodworking Teacher, Presented at Blue School Conference

Posted by Katie Peshut on October 04, 2012

On Thursday, November 15, 2012, Roberta Berman, School for Children Woodworking Teacher for grades 1-8, presented at Blue School’s conference in NYC titled Teaching Innovation: Giving Children Responsibility for Their Learning and for Our World. Ms. Berman outlined the goals and methods of her fine arts approach in the woodworking ...

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School for Children

School for Children Alum, Ben Lerer, Featured in The New York Times

Posted by Katie Peshut on October 04, 2012

Ben Lerer, venture capitalist, entrepreneur, and School for Children alumnus (SFC '95) was interviewed for a "Corner Office" article in The New York Times last month.

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Graduate School

Tiorati Science Program Thanks ConEd

Posted by Dara Eisenstein on October 01, 2012

Bank Street's Tiorati Science Program for Schools would like to thank Consolidated Edison for their generous funding. This past spring, Bank Street staff worked alongside three New York City Public School teachers and their students. Teachers and students from AmPark Neighborhood School in the Bronx, and PS 110 and the ...

tagged: ampark neighborhood school, con edison, harriman state park, neighborhood school, ps 110, tiorati
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Graduate School

New Blog Helps Teachers Help Kids

Posted by Nick Gray on September 28, 2012

Faculty members and blog authors Pamela Jones and Valentine Burr We invite you to follow Fair is Not Equal (FiNE)—Bank Street’s first blog aimed at connecting and supporting you (educators!) around the social, emotional, and behavioral needs of your students. As long time educators and faculty at Bank Street College, ...

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Graduate School

Student Centered Learning—Science Right Outside

Posted by Dara Eisenstein on September 28, 2012

Young children are curious about the natural world around them. Teachers can facilitate their explorations of what is immediately available to them just footsteps away from their classrooms. In August 2012, Stan Chu, a Bank Street College Science for Teachers (n-6) course instructor, led 28 teachers of grades one through ...

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Dean's Corner

Dean Snyder Headlines DC Briefing on Evaluating School Leaders

Posted by Nick Gray on September 25, 2012

Dean Jon Snyder at a congressional briefing on educative assessment. View the videos: Part 1 and Part 2. On Friday, September 21, Bank

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School for Children

Fall Fair - Saturday, October 13, 2012

Posted by Katie Peshut on September 24, 2012

Join us for Bank Street's Annual Fall Fair on Saturday, October 13, 2012 from 10am to 4pm at 112th Street from Broadway to Riverside Drive and inside the School building. Come rain or shine! There will be games, food, music, performers, raffle drawings, handmade items to buy, arts and crafts ...

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Online Education

Bank Street Recognized for Online Math Tutoring Program

Posted by Nick Gray on September 21, 2012

Math Place Online collaborators Barbara Dubitsky and Steven Goss One of the hallmarks of a Bank Street education is a focus on collaborative learning, which recognizes that human interaction is key to reaching all learners where they are. That legacy continues today as the College explores how new technologies can ...

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Graduate School

Dorothy Carter: A Woman For All Seasons

Posted by Elisabeth Jakab on September 21, 2012

Dorothy Carter Dr. Dorothy Ateca Carter, one of the first African American Graduate Faculty members at Bank Street from the late 1960s to her retirement in the 1980s, who then again worked at Bank Street in the 1990s, died on September 14, 2012, at the age of 94. Inspiring Teacher ...

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General Bank Street News

What does it mean to educate all children equitably?

Posted by Michael Hansen on September 19, 2012

What would schools and classrooms look like if they truly mirrored our democratic ideals? In this issue of the Occasional Papers five authors explore current and historical questions related to the inclusion of children with disabilities in our public schools. The history of educating children with disabilities—an ongoing civil rights ...

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Graduate School

More Than Facts & Gadgets: Biber Lecture on Teaching Science

Posted by Nick Gray on September 13, 2012

Jenny Ingber teaches a science course for educators in the Graduate School. Each September, Bank Street’s Graduate School of Education welcomes new students to the college with a visit from a leading educator who has made a compelling mark in her or his field. These talks comprise the annual

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Continuing Professional Studies

Dr. Ablon's Revolutionary Approach to Helping Children with Behavioral Challenges

Posted by Nick Gray on September 04, 2012

Dr. J. Stuart Ablon from Think:Kids with Janine Francolini of the Flawless Foundation Photo: Cheryl Simon Consider this scenario: Teacher: How many times have I told you that you can’t be late to class? You are close to failing this class. I know you are smart, but you have to ...

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Graduate School

Autism Spectrum Annotation Cohort III Celebrates Their Completion!

Posted by Dara Eisenstein on August 28, 2012

A toast to the Cohort III Autism Spectrum Annotation Graduates On July 26, 2012, the Autism Spectrum Annotation Cohort III celebrated their completion with the Advisory Board, instructors and faculty leaders from Bank Street College and family members. Cohort members presented a practicum area of particular interest to them.

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Graduate School

Teaching and Learning: Research from Matthew G. Mandelbaum

Posted by Dara Eisenstein on July 19, 2012

When looking to break new ground on the understanding of how teachers think and act, advanced Fordham University Educational Psychology doctoral candidate Matthew G. Mandelbaum, BSC Childhood General and Special Ed ’07, launched a study to see the effects of teacher training on being an adventurous or structured curriculum designer, ...

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General Bank Street News

Example of Utilizing a Table for an image

Posted by Michael Hansen on July 11, 2012

Ellen Galinsky Ellen Galinsky, President and Co-Founder of Families and Work Institute, helped establish the field of work and family life at Bank Street College of Education, where she was on the faculty for twenty-five years. Her May 29, 2012 blog entry titled You Can Turn No Into Yes and ...

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Graduate School

Infancy Institute Inspires Participants in its 25th Year

Posted by Nick Gray on July 02, 2012

Talking With Babies In a “Baby Watch” workshop, the workshop leader sits on a blue mat holding a wide-eyed 3-month old. She looks at the baby, speaking softly. He gazes at her and breaks into a wide smile. She speaks again. He makes several sounds. It is a conversation... Small ...

tagged: early intervention, family, infancy, infancy institute, nancy balaban, nancy mckeever, policy, research
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General Bank Street News

Fern Khan, Educator & Advocate, Retires

Posted by Bank Street on June 27, 2012

On June 21, the Bank Street College community gathered to mark the close of Fern Khan’s remarkable tenure at Bank Street College. Over the years, Fern has been a School for Children parent, a parent trustee, a statutory trustee, Dean of the Division of Continuing Education for 22 years, and ...

tagged: advocacy, continuing education, fern khan, liberty leads, policy, social justice
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@bankstreetbooks

At the Bookstore, an Exciting Path Ahead

Posted by Andrew Laties on June 08, 2012

Six weeks ago I inherited management of the Bank Street Bookstore from my esteemed colleague Beth Puffer. During her decades of service, Beth placed millions of children’s books into the hands of young readers, and myriad professional books into the hands of teachers. Meanwhile, since 1985, I had been selling ...

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Graduate School

Huffington Post...with Ellen Galinsky

Posted by Dara Eisenstein on June 07, 2012

Ellen Galinsky, President and Co-Founder of Families and Work Institute, helped establish the field of work and family life at Bank Street College of Education, where she was on the faculty for twenty-five years. Her May 29, 2012 blog entry titled You Can Turn No Into Yes and Other Lessons ...

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Graduate School

The Pillowcase Project

Posted by Dara Eisenstein on June 07, 2012

Harlem Hospital's Child Life Program in collaboration with St. Hope Leadership Academy's art department hosted an art exhibit at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in Harlem, NY. May 29th, 2012 marked the culmination of a wonderful community service project. Emily Johnson, Director of Child Life at Harlem ...

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Graduate School

The Prom at Children’s Hospital at Montefiore

Posted by Dara Eisenstein on June 07, 2012

Patient Zuwena McCurdy is all smiles with Melanie Eisenhower, Bank Street Graduate '08. Approximately 50 adolescents at the Children’s Hospital at Montefiore dressed up on Saturday, May 5, 2012 to attend the 3rd Annual Pediatric Prom. Organized by Certified Child Life Specialist, Lindsay Davis, a Bank Street graduate, the event ...

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Bank Street for Children

School for Children 2nd Grade Ghanaian Letter Writing Project

Posted by Katie Peshut on June 04, 2012

In January, SFC Middle School students (grades 1-4) wrote letters and drew pictures to send to students in a primary (grades 1-4) demonstration school in Navrongo, Ghana. Stacey Cloud, 7/8s Teacher, who taught for two years at the school, and returns every summer to help teach, initiated the letter writing ...

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Bank Street for Children

School for Children 8th Grade Trip to Washington DC

Posted by Katie Peshut on June 01, 2012

This year, the annual 13/14s trip to Washington D.C. took place from May 14-17. In addition to seeing all of the monuments, a performance of 1776 at Ford’s Theater, Georgetown, and many of the museums, the students met with several different political dignitaries. Here are a few highlights from their ...

tagged: adam liptak, carolyn maloney, eric cantor, kirsten gillibrand, ty cobb, yvette clarke
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Graduate School

'Math for All': Now Every Student Can Learn

Posted by Elisabeth Jakab on June 01, 2012

Math for All is a ground-breaking multimedia professional development math program that utilizes collaboration between special education and general education teachers to provide high quality, standards-based math instruction for grades K - 5 to all students, including ESL students, those with disabilities, and others with different learning styles. Meeting the ...

tagged: inclusive, learning resources, math, publications, special education
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Instructional Technology

Passing the Torch: Bank Street’s Outstanding Service Award

Posted by Nick Gray on May 31, 2012

Each Fall and Spring, Bank Street presents the Outstanding Service Award. Sponsored by Human Resources and Staff Council, the award goes to a non-teaching staff member who has shown considerable dedication to the College. This spring, at a recent All-College meeting, Bank Street recognized the exceptional service of Devindra (“Chris”) ...

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Alumni

A New Honor at the 15th Annual Alumni Awards

Posted by Elisabeth Jakab on May 31, 2012

In a ceremony featuring the inauguration of its new Recent Graduate Award, the Bank Street College Alumni Association (BSCAA) presented its 15th Annual Alumni Awards on May 18, 2012, in Bank Street’s Tabas Auditorium. According to Jesse Pugh, BSCAA President, Traditionally, BSCAA honors recipients for a distinguished body of work ...

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Institutional Advancement

Congressman Tim Bishop Visits Bank Street

Posted by Nick Gray on May 24, 2012

On Tuesday, May 15, 2012, Bank Street College received a much anticipated visit from Congressman Tim Bishop, who is the US Representative for New York’s 1st Congressional District (Suffolk County). Congressman Bishop’s current work as a politician focuses heavily on education as he serves on the

tagged: elizabeth dickey, jon snyder, legislation, policy, teacher evaluation
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Graduate School

Autism Spectrum Annotation Program Presents at National Conferences

Posted by Dara Eisenstein on May 24, 2012

Marcia Singer and Olga Romero Spring 2012 has been a very active time for the Autism Spectrum Annotation Program. Olga Romero and Marcia Singer first presented at the Council for Exceptional Children 2012 Convention and Expo held in Denver, Colorado on April 14, 2012. The topic presented was Autism Spectrum ...

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Graduate School

Bank Street College Autism Annotation Program's Expert Workshop Series

Posted by Dara Eisenstein on May 23, 2012

Bank Street College Autism Annotation Program sponsored its second annual Expert Workshop Series in April and May of 2012. The Expert Workshop Series is part of the Federal Grant that Bank Street College received to provide advanced New York State Certification to highly qualified masters level students who hold dual ...

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General Bank Street News

Elizabeth Dickey Appointed to NYS Education Commission

Posted by Nick Gray on May 17, 2012

On April 30, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo appointed Bank Street President Elizabeth Dickey to serve on the state’s new Education Reform Commission. The Commission, established by executive order, is charged with reviewing and recommending improvements to the state’s education system. In noting

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Bank Street for Children

School for Children and Family Center Spring Benefit Auction

Posted by Katie Peshut on May 15, 2012

On Thursday, May 10, Bank Street School for Children and Family Center held their annual Spring Benefit Auction at the beautiful New York Athletic Club on Central Park South. The event is the biggest fundraising and community building event of the school year, and this year's auction was a smashing ...

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@bankstreetbooks

Colbert Visits Bookstore (And So Can You!)

Posted by Nick Gray on May 12, 2012

Crowds lined up around Bank Street Bookstore Saturday morning as Comedy Central star Stephen Colbert visited to sign copies of his new book, I Am A Pole (And So Can You!). The exclusive book signing,

tagged: bookstore, maurice sendak, stephen colbert
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Graduate School

Teacher Evaluations: Join the Conversation

Posted by Nick Gray on May 10, 2012

Updated 5/22/12: Visit Bank Street's Resource Guide for tips on how to lend your voice to the conversation.Use #bscteachereval to see the panel's live Twitter feed. *** On Saturday, May 12, from 8:30 a.m. to noon, Bank Street College Graduate School of Education hosted a forum

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Graduate School

Child Life Alums Elected to Leadership Positions on the Child Life Council

Posted by Dara Eisenstein on May 08, 2012

Two Bank Street Child Life Alums have been elected to leadership positions on the Child Life Council, the governing body for the Child Life profession. Amy Bullock ('02) has been elected to the position of President-Elect and Kate (Currier) Shamszad ('05) has been elected to the Board of Directors. Amy ...

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Alumni

What to do with a Master's in Education?

Posted by Elisabeth Jakab on May 01, 2012

What do you do with your Master’s in Education? Eager alumni filled Bank Street’s Tabas Auditorium on the evening of April 20, 2012, to find out from six renowned education professionals. Jesse Pugh ’76, BSCAA president, introduced Virginia Roach, Dean of the Graduate School, who said Career Night was an ...

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Institutional Advancement

2012 Trustees' Dinner

Posted by Caitlin Terry on April 26, 2012

On April 24, 2012, over 300 guests gathered at The Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers for Bank Street's Trustees' Dinner. The College was delighted to honor Yolanda Ferrell-Brown (pictured above with husband Alvin Brown). Yolanda is President of Ferrell-Brown Design, Inc., and a devoted trustee, parent of two School for Children ...

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Graduate School

Effects of Motivation on Math Achievement

Posted by Dara Eisenstein on April 20, 2012

Matthew G. Mandelbaum, BSC Childhood General/Special Education ’07, is currently a doctoral candidate in Educational Psychology at Fordham University where he has been researching the effects of motivation on math achievement. In his poster presentation at the 23rd Annual Association for Psychological Science Convention in Washington, D.C., Mandelbaum showed that ...

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Graduate School

Sticking Up for Arts Education

Posted by Dara Eisenstein on April 19, 2012

After completing a Master of Science in Museum Education at Bank Street Graduate School of Education in 2005, Ms. Café McMullen spent several years teaching in New York City and Los Angeles. In 2009 she continued her work in education at Inner City Education Foundation Public Schools in the Performing ...

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Bank Street for Children

Purchase Spring Benefit Auction Tickets Online

Posted by Katie Peshut on April 19, 2012

The Bank Street School for Children and Family Center Spring Benefit Auction is quickly approaching! Purchase your tickets online for the May 10th event now!

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Bank Street for Children

Bank Street School for Children 2012 High School Placement

Posted by Katie Peshut on April 17, 2012

The process of applying to high school begins in the spring of seventh grade and continues in the fall of eighth grade. The Director of High School Placement works with parents and students to discuss and formulate a list of schools that are appropriate for the child to consider. The ...

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Graduate School

Dean Virginia Roach Recognized for Policy Excellence

Posted by Nick Gray on April 17, 2012

On April 15, a major national research organization recognized Virginia Roach, Dean of the Graduate School, for her scholarly work in educational policy research. The University Council for Educational Administration (UCEA) presented Dean Roach with the William J. Davis Award at the annual

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Bank Street for Children

Bank Street School for Children 6th Grade Teacher Presented at the NYSAIS Diversity Conference

Posted by Katie Peshut on April 12, 2012

On April 5, 2012, Nayantara Mhatre, 6th Grade Humanities Teacher at Bank Street School for Children (SFC), presented a workshop at the New York State Association of Independent Schools Diversity Conference in New York. Ms. Mhatre presented the entire scope of the 6th grade Nature of Belief world religions curriculum. ...

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General Bank Street News

‘Funny Food’: Kids, Please DO Play with Your Food

Posted by Nick Gray on April 06, 2012

A little man with tomato ears standing on toast legs looks up at you through yellow egg yolk eyes, while a strawberry-winged blackberry butterfly shows off its luminous colors. What to do but eat them? These fanciful critters are the breakfast creations of Bill Wurtzel, who, for over fifty years, ...

tagged: bank street bookstore, book launch, claire wurtzel, graduate school, health, inclusion, linda levine, special education
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Library

Irma Black Award: 40 Years of Kids’ Favorite Picture Books

Posted by Nick Gray on April 04, 2012

Each year, the Irma Simonton Black and James H. Black Award for Excellence in Children's Literature (Irma Black Award) goes to an outstanding book for young children—a book in which text and illustrations are inseparable, each enhancing and enlarging on the other to produce a singular whole. The Irma Black ...

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Graduate School

Bilingual Education and Foreign Language Instruction in Progressive Education

Posted by Dara Eisenstein on April 03, 2012

On March 29, 2012, Karina Otoya-Knapp of the Bank Street College's Graduate School of Education was invited for a second time to be a discussant at NYU’s Annual International Education Doctoral Conference: Advancing Global Education in Austere Times. In her panel discussion, panelists from across the country offered a comparative ...

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Graduate School

Helping the Lorax Speak for the Trees

Posted by Elisabeth Jakab on April 03, 2012

Ted Wells, a 2007 graduate of Bank Street's Childhood General Education program, teaches 4th grade at the Park School in Brookline, MA, and his students are savoring a heady accomplishment: their petition campaign succeeded in getting an environmental education message onto the website for the

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Graduate School

More than a Number Educational Forum

Posted by Dara Eisenstein on April 02, 2012

On February 15, 2012, according to Newsday “more than 800 teachers, school principals and others turned out at a Long Island forum to oppose the state's plans to start using student scores on state tests in rating educators' performance. The forum, entitled “More than a Number” organized and led by ...

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Graduate School

'Schooling' and 'Education' are Not Synonyms

Posted by Dara Eisenstein on April 02, 2012

Four graduate students from Bank Street’s Leadership in Community-Based Learning Program (LCBL) presented original research at the annual Ethnography in Education Research Forum at the University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education on February 25, 2012. Community Educators Bonnie Pauska, Clara Waloff, Tal Bar-Zemer, and Michael LoGuidice discussed projects completed ...

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General Bank Street News

Bank Streeters Come Out 'In Defense of Childhood'

Posted by Nick Gray on April 01, 2012

Bank Street faculty and graduate students were out in force at the In Defense of Childhood conference on March 10, 2012, at City College. With a theme of “Keeping the Joy of Learning Alive,” the conference inspired participants to support children in their cultural contexts and to use inquiry-based learning ...

tagged: betsy blachly, betsy grob, linda lake, lisa von drasek, literacy, peggy mcnamara, resilience, social justice
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Graduate School

The Career Services Office has had a busy spring semester!

Posted by Dara Eisenstein on March 30, 2012

On Friday, January 27th, over 75 students and alum attended our annual Job Search and Support Day. Resume Writing Workshops were held at the beginning and at the end of the event to accommodate the hectic schedules of our students and alum. Alexis Wright, Dean of the SFC, Gil Schmerler, ...

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Graduate School

School Sponsored Emotionally Responsive Practice

Posted by Dara Eisenstein on March 29, 2012

Six public schools have come together to sponsor joint professional development and consultation for staff members engaged in Emotionally Responsive Practice (ERP) in their classrooms. P.S. 38, P.S. 146, C.S. 66, P.S. 49, P.S. 306 and CPE 11 are a diverse group of schools who all previously participated in an ...

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Graduate School

Honorary Doctorate Recipient Bryan Stevenson on The Rachel Maddow Show

Posted by Dara Eisenstein on March 28, 2012

Bryan Stevenson, who received an Honorary Doctorate from Bank Street College in 2005, appeared on The Rachel Maddow Show on Tuesday, March 27th. Bryan is the Executive Director of the Equal Justice Initiative of Alabama in Montgomery, Alabama and a Professor of Law, New York University School of Law. Mr. ...

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Bank Street for Children

2012 Upper School Science Expo

Posted by Katie Peshut on March 16, 2012

On March 8, the Upper School (grades 5-8) held its annual Science Expo. The lobby, auditorium, and CDR were filled with a great variety of science projects and experiments. There were experiments such as: How can we measure the amount of gas dissolved in a liquid? How does the angle ...

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General Bank Street News

Bank Street’s New eBook For Parents And Educators

Posted by Nick Gray on March 16, 2012

In Spring 2010, President Elizabeth Dickey announced the annual Innova Grant—a program designed to spur innovation and encourage new initiatives from the College faculty. Each year, winning proposals receive start-up funds for their projects. One of 2011’s winning proposals, a collaboration from Lisa Von Drasek (Bank Street’s Children’s Librarian) and ...

tagged: cbc, children's book committee, ebook, innova, jeannie crowley, library, lisa von drasek, literacy, reading, technology
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Bank Street for Children

2012 School for Children Alumni Panel: Bank Street and Beyond

Posted by Katie Peshut on March 15, 2012

On February 16. a lively, thoughtful, and often moving Alumni Panel discussion was provided by 17 School for Children (SFC) alums, from classes ranging from ’79 to ’11, before an audience of current and prospective parents, faculty and staff, panelists’ parents (and some panelists’ children), SFC students, and other SFC ...

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Graduate School

Nancy Cloud: Differentiating Learning for Language and Concept Development

Posted by Johanna Pyun on March 12, 2012

The guest speaker for the second workshop of the 12th Annual Language Series was Nancy Cloud, who is a distinguished author of literacy and dual language instruction, as well as a Graduate Professor of Education at Rhode Island College. Beginning with thought-provoking questions such as, “What is language?” and “How ...

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Graduate School

“Fiesta Flamenco” in Teacher Education

Posted by Elisabeth Jakab on March 12, 2012

Workshops: Gateways to Understanding “The arts provide a different way of seeing the world, and help the learner better understand and interact with diverse peoples and areas of experience," says Harriet Lenk, Coordinator of the Lincoln Center Institute/Bank Street Collaborative. “Education in the performing arts should be an integral part ...

tagged: graduate school, harriet lenk, lincoln center institute, supervised fieldwork, supervised fieldwork advisement
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Graduate School

Deb Vilas Teaches Child Life via Skype to Japanese Hospital Play Specialist Students

Posted by Dara Eisenstein on March 12, 2012

On February 15, 2012, Deb Vilas of the Child Life Program was a guest lecturer for the second time (last year it was two weeks before the earthquake) at the University of Shizuoka, in Shizuoka City, Japan. Through the marvelous use of Skype, she led a class of Hospital Play ...

tagged: child life, deb vilas, distance learning
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Library

Children’s Book Committee Honors Five Books

Posted by Elisabeth Jakab on March 05, 2012

Tales ranging from the creation of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade, to the Titanic disaster, to the amusing trials of an older sister were among the five titles honored at the 2012 Children’sBookCommitteeAwards (CBC) on February 23, in the Bank Street auditorium. The CBC Online CBC Chair Linda Greengrass began the ...

tagged: cbc, children's book committee, children’s book committee awards, linda greengrass, lisa von drasek, the new cook science book prize
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General Bank Street News

Hear Christine Quinn On 'Alternatives to School Closings'

Posted by Nick Gray on March 02, 2012

Amid intense political clamor about teacher accountability, performance standards, and education reform, the New York Times reports that the city’s Education Department remains on track to close 33 under-performing schools. When reopened, those schools will be renamed, and half their teachers will be replaced. The fate of their students remains ...

tagged: accountability, christine quinn, jon snyder, niemeyer, policy, social justice
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Bank Street for Children

Child Development Meeting with Dr. Ron Taffel

Posted by Katie Peshut on March 01, 2012

Dr. Ron Taffel, Bank Street's 2011-2012 Visiting Scholar, will host the next Child Development Meeting on Wednesday, April 18 from 9:00-10:30AM in Room 711. Ron will discuss Building Real Self-Esteem and a Healthy Sense of Gratitude.

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General Bank Street News

‘Occasional Papers’ Challenges Politics of Accountability

Posted by Nick Gray on February 29, 2012

“Educators are not the enemy.” That’s the message of the latest issue of Bank Street’s Occasional Papers, according to guest co-editor Gail Boldt. This issue, the 27th published, and the second to be distributed exclusively online, tackles the subject of teacher accountability. In it, Boldt and her co-editor Bill Ayers ...

tagged: accountability, bill ayers, jonathan silin, occasional papers, policy, social justice
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Summer Camp

Vacation Camp in March, from Bank Street Summer Camp

Posted by Dylan Morgan on February 28, 2012

The Bank Street Summer Camp is proud to present a Vacation Camp from March 19th to the 30th. The March Madness vacation camp offers five different programs headed by the fabulous and talented staff you expect from the Bank Street Summer Camp. Campers can sign up for one week or ...

tagged: bilingual, camp for kids, kids camps, manhattan camps, march break, musical theater camp, new york camp, spanish camp, sports camp, summer camp, summer program, swimming camp, teen travel, theater camp, travel camp, vacation camp
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School for Children

Pete Seeger Visits Bank Street Second Graders

Posted by Katie Peshut on February 28, 2012

On February 10, 2012, Pete Seeger, singer/songwriter and social activist, paid a visit to the second grade classes in the School for Children. As part of their civil rights and Hudson River studies, the students learned about the central role he played in raising awareness and funds to build the ...

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Bank Street

Tools Of The Trade: How To Land That Teaching Gig

Posted by Claire Daniel on February 27, 2012

Among the many Bank Street Alum who are doing cool things with their Master's in Education, five returned late February to share their stories in an event co-sposored by the Bank Street College Alumni Association and the Council of Students. They were, as pictured above, Jonathan Foy, Whendy Carter, Todd ...

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Graduate School

A Look Into The Integrative Master's Project At Bank Street

Posted by Claire Daniel on February 27, 2012

Daniel Calvert brought play back into the classroom as the focus of his Collaborative Student-Faculty Inquiry on Teacher Leadership. *** Earlier this year, a little more than two-dozen Bank Street graduate students sat down in front of peers, faculty, family and friends to share what they learned and accomplished at ...

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Summer Camp

Vacation in March, Courtesy Of Bank Street Summer Camp

Posted by Dylan Morgan on February 27, 2012

Who says a summer camp can only happen in the summer? In March, kids on spring break who are pining for summer fun can attend the Bank Street March Madness Camp from March 19 through March 30. March Madness is part of the Summer Camp’s initiative to create exciting and ...

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School for Children

Bank Street 5th Graders Celebrate Chinese New Year

Posted by Katie Peshut on February 21, 2012

On January 26, 2012, the School for Children hallways, the library and the lobby were filled with the sights and sounds of the students' Lunar New Year celebration, replete with Lion Dancers and musicians on cymbals and drums. The celebration has become a must-see annual Upper School event. The 10/11s ...

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Summer Camp

Baking with Sweet Loren: Loren Brill Shares Her Baking Secrets with Campers

Posted by Dylan Morgan on February 17, 2012

Loren Brill graduated in 1998 from the Bank Street School for Children. The following year she went to Riverdale Country School and then to the University of Southern California. She was soon diagnosed with Lymphoma and finally beat the disease at age 22. She says she began to look at ...

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Summer Camp

From Camper to Camp Director: Cookie Shapiro Shares Her Experiences

Posted by Dylan Morgan on February 17, 2012

The following is an interview with Cookie Shapiro, the Director of the Bank Street Summer Camp. Tell me about your first Summer Camp experience. I started as a camper at Camp Gilowat. It’s no longer in business, but I was a camper there for two weeks one summer in August, ...

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Summer Camp

Saving A Life: Anneka Ward Shares Her Experience

Posted by Dylan Morgan on February 17, 2012

Anneka Ward is the Aquatics Director of the Bank Street Upper Camp. She began working at the camp in 2005 and has worked here for the past four summers. Like many staff members at camp, Anneka is trained in CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation), RTE (Responding to Emergencies) and WSI (Water Safety ...

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Summer Camp

From Campers to Staff: Accounts from School and Camp Alumni

Posted by Dylan Morgan on February 17, 2012

The following are accounts from Bank Street staff members who not only work at the Bank Street Summer Camp but are also Alumni of the School for Children and work in the School for Children during the school year. Bank Street Summer Camp is a continuously growing and welcoming community ...

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General Bank Street News

News & Notes From The Bank Street Community

Posted by Claire Daniel on February 16, 2012

From NY1 to the New York Times, Bank Streeters have been popping up all over the place. See what’s been happening in the community, including not-to-miss upcoming events and a round-up of what we’ve been reading. In the news Dr. PeggyMcNamara, chair of teacher education, graced the small screen in ...

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General Bank Street News

Teaching Tools: Experience Black History Month, Virtually

Posted by Claire Daniel on February 14, 2012

SFC's Stan Brimberg developed the curriculum behind Mission US: "Flight to Freedom," the second in a series of innovative role-playing games developed to transform the way middle school students learn U.S. history. Students, teachers, history buffs: prepare yourself for an immersive journey into the antebellum world of plantation slavery, complete ...

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Bank Street

The Bank Street Difference: Supervised Fieldwork/Advisement

Posted by Elisabeth Jakab on February 13, 2012

"I can't overemphasize how beneficial it is—Supervised Fieldwork/Advisement," says Associate Student Trustee, Liz Gordon '12 (VIDEO). "You can talk theory all you want, but it goes out the window when you are new in the classroom and there’s a lot of pressure. That’s where SF/A comes in.” Supervised Fieldwork/Advisement consists ...

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Dean's Corner

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Posted by Claire Daniel on February 07, 2012

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Bank Street

Bill Ayers: How To Use Comics In The Classroom

Posted by Claire Daniel on February 06, 2012

On Saturday, February 4, over 60 educators braved the first snowstorm of 2012 to participate in The 12th Annual Language Series opening workshop, The Language of Sequential Art: Comics in the Classroom. Throughout the day, Bank Street alum Bill Ayers and cartoonist Ryan Alexander-Tanner led dual-language, bilingual, Special Ed., and ...

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Bank Street

Pemberton Society Honors The Penn Center's 150th Anniversary

Posted by Elisabeth Jakab on February 05, 2012

For Black History Month, the Pemberton Society will put on an exhibit in the Bankstreet Lobby of historic photographs and memorabilia from the Penn Center, the very first school for freed slaves, and the heart of the unique Gullah culture. The exhibit will also feature the work of such renowned ...

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Bank Street for Children

School for Children Alum Speaks to Upper School Students

Posted by Katie Peshut on February 05, 2012

On January 31, 2012, Erica Moszkowski (SFC ’07), the oldest daughter of Bank Street parent and Board of Trustees member Sandra Pinnavaia, returned to the School for Children to speak to Upper School students at their weekly Morning Meeting. She was the first presenter in what will hopefully become an ...

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Bank Street

Elizabeth Dickey Appointed To Second Term

Posted by Nick Gray on January 31, 2012

On January 9, Bankstreet Board of Trustees Chair Anthony Asnes announced to the Bankstreet community that the board had voted unanimously to offer Elizabeth Dickey an appointment to a second term as president of the College. The announcement, recognizing the president’s service to Bankstreet, followed an extensive review process that ...

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General Bank Street News

Dean's Corner: Three Wishes For 2012

Posted by Bank Street on January 19, 2012

In the event that the turning of a calendar year is like an Aladdin's lamp and I am entitled to three wishes, here are three wishes for educational policy in 2012 (and no, the first one is NOT the wish for three more wishes). Wish #1 I wish that educational ...

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General Bank Street News

News & Notes From The Bank Street Community

Posted by Claire Daniel on January 12, 2012

Bank Tweeters, "The Little Bookstore That Could," and more! ****** Happy New Year and welcome back! Here’s this week’s roundup of the latest happening around Bank Street. Bank Street In The News. How do we love The Bank Street Bookstore? New York Family counts the many, many ways in "The ...

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General Bank Street News

From The President: January 2012

Posted by Elizabeth Dickey on January 11, 2012

Hello and welcome to Bank Street College 2012. Bank Street has been a New York institution for almost 100 years (the Centennial is in 2016-17). As we approach our second 100 years, I celebrate the hard work and dedication of the faculty, staff, and trustees of the College.In the last ...

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Library

Bank Street Archives To Document Lillian Weber Papers

Posted by Claire Daniel on January 04, 2012

The Bank Street College Archives has recently received a New York State Archives Documentary Heritage Program (DHP) grant to arrange and describe the papers of three educators who, in addition to their significance to the institution, were each nationally important contributors in their areas of expertise. The collections covered by ...

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General Bank Street News

Best Of The Alumni Blog In 2011

Posted by Claire Daniel on December 27, 2011

With 2011 quickly coming to a close, it’s time we look back at the events and experiences that shaped the lives of our fellow Bank Streeters. What have our students and alumni been up to? Here is a sampling of the many wonderful posts featured on the Alumni Blog in ...

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Graduate School

COS-Sponsored Panel Discusses International Education

Posted by Claire Daniel on December 20, 2011

On the afternoon of Wednesday, December 14, nearly two dozen Bank Street Graduate Students sat down with faculty members Virginia Casper (left) and Roberta Altman (right) to glean insight into their personal perspectives on the importance of international education today. International Experiences, Invaluable Insights Council of Students Representative Emily Soong ...

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General Bank Street News

Happy Holidays! What Are You Reading?

Posted by Claire Daniel on December 15, 2011

Bank Streeters share their favorite book recommendations for children, teachers, and readers of all kinds! (At right, Archivist Lindsey Wyckoff's selection) *** At the start of December, Children’s Librarian Lisa Von Drasek dropped off a welcome gift into the inboxes of all Bank Street staff members. It was her 4th ...

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General Bank Street News

Whither Bank Street? Notes From The All-College

Posted by Nick Gray on December 13, 2011

On Wednesday, December 7, faculty and staff filled Bank Street’s auditorium for this winter’s installment of the quarterly All-College Meeting. The meeting, presented by Staff Council, offered a moment to express appreciation for the work of colleagues, and also to look ahead and think constructively about the challenges and opportunities ...

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Graduate School

Watch: A Discussion on the media's coverage of teachers & education.

Posted by Claire Daniel on December 11, 2011

As part of a continued series of lectures sponsored by the Council of Students, the latest panel elaborated on the greater continuing dialogue in our society about teachers and education in the media. On Novemeber 29, 2007, Hechinger Report's Contributing Editor Justin Snider moderated a five-person panel that included: Jose ...

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Bank Street for Children

Bank Street Students Exchange Letters with Students in Ghana

Posted by Katie Peshut on December 09, 2011

At a recent School for Children Middle School (grades 1-4) Assembly, Stacey Cloud, 7/8s (2nd grade) Teacher, presented her ongoing work with a primary school (grades 1-4) in Navrongo, Ghana. Stacey taught for two years at the demonstration school, which is part of a teacher training college much like Bank ...

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General Bank Street News

Teaching, Learning, & 25.6 Gigs: Bank Street Goes Google

Posted by Nick Gray on December 08, 2011

Over the past year, Bank Street has been diving headlong into new technology projects that support the teaching, learning, and productivity of students, faculty, and staff. The College has seen the creation of a new website, the addition of an online learning system and an expanding selection of online courses, ...

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Bank Street for Children

Liberty LEADS Receives CACG, Hayden Foundation Grants

Posted by Bank Street on December 07, 2011

For Bank Street’s Liberty LEADS program, a dropout prevention and college access program for students in grades 5-12, the Holiday Season, with all its various gifts, has come a little early this year. On October 7, Program Director Maxine Roberts received official notification that Liberty LEADS was one of five ...

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Bank Street for Children

Bank Street's Parents of Children of Color Affinity Group Supports Bead for Life

Posted by Katie Peshut on December 06, 2011

In late November, Bank Street School for Children's Parents of Children of Color Affinity Group hosted its annual Bead for Life sale of African jewelry and raised $6,100 to help eradicate extreme poverty in Uganda. Bead for Life is a socially responsible global organization working with HIV-positive mothers and refugees ...

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General Bank Street News

The Earlier, the Better: Bank Street & Congress on Early Childhood Education

Posted by Nick Gray on December 02, 2011

On November 17, representatives from over 30 congressional and 14 Senate offices gathered at a panel, hosted by Bank Street College and Congresswoman Yvette Clarke (D-NY), titled The Earlier the Better: Why Effective Teachers and Leaders are Critical to Early Childhood Education. After an introduction by President Elizabeth Dickey,

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School for Children

Bank Street School for Children Collects Food for City Harvest

Posted by Katie Peshut on November 23, 2011

In the spirit of Thanksgiving, Bank Street 1st graders spearheaded the School's 3rd annual City Harvest Food Drive. Eager to help those less fortunate than them, the students pitched in by decorating signs to post around the school, decorating the donation boxes, sorting and packing up the food, and loading ...

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Bank Street

Child Life Program Celebrates Ten Years of Helping Children & Families

Posted by Elisabeth Jakab on November 23, 2011

"I used to be a clown with the Big Apple Circus Support Unit." That’s how Jon Luongo describes what led him to pursue a career as a child life specialist. “We worked with kids in hospitals two or three times a week. I wanted to do more, and got my ...

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Bank Street for Children

Live from Bank Street: ‘Diary of a Wimpy Kid’

Posted by Claire Daniel on November 22, 2011

Author Jeff Kinney inspires students in the School for Children and observers all over the world. In the world of children’s literature, Jeff Kinney and his character Greg Heffley are rock stars, evidenced by the fact that the latest book, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Cabin Fever, is currently outpacing ...

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School for Children

Diary of a Wimpy Kid Author, Jeff Kinney, Visits Bank Street

Posted by Katie Peshut on November 17, 2011

On November 15, Jeff Kinney, one of America's most popular children's book authors, visited Bank Street - his only school visit in New York City - on the launch date of his new book, Diary of a Wimpy Kid Cabin Fever. Kinney met with children in the 8/9s (3rd grade) ...

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Bank Street for Children

Chancellor Walcott Visits Bank Street Head Start

Posted by Nick Gray on November 16, 2011

Dennis Walcott, Chancellor of New York City Public Schools, visited Bank Street Head Start on November 14, 2011. Accompanied by Sophia Pappas, Director of the NYC Office of Early Childhood Education, this was the Chancellor’s first visit to a community-based Head Start/Universal Prekindergarten classroom since assuming his position. Reflecting his ...

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General Bank Street News

Pemberton Society Honors Those Who Inspire Service

Posted by Nick Gray on November 15, 2011

Growing up, Cheryl Pemberton knew little of her aunt Priscilla’s work—only that whatever kept her so busy had something to do with service. What she did know was that her aunt’s expectation “was to be educated, to be involved, and to be committed to a cause to help improve the ...

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School for Children

Bank Street School for Children Donates Clothing to Jan Hus Homeless Outreach and Advocacy Program

Posted by Katie Peshut on November 08, 2011

During the first week in November, the Bank Street School for Children community held its 2nd annual curbside clothing drive to benefit the Jan Hus Homeless Outreach and Advocacy Program in New York City. The School collected six carloads full of gently used clothing for people who are homeless, have ...

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School for Children

Bank Street 5th Graders Raise Money for Juvenile Dermatomyositis

Posted by Katie Peshut on November 07, 2011

Several Bank Street School for Children 5th graders, who started what they call the "Upper School Charity Club", recently organized a bake sale and raised an impressive $346 for Juvenile Dermatomyositis (JDM), an autoimmune disease affecting approximately 5,000 children in the United States. This particular community service initiative was for ...

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General Bank Street News

On Expertise & Expectations

Posted by Bank Street on November 03, 2011

On September 24, Bank Street College had the honor of hosting a conference conducted by the NYC Coalition for Educational Justice, the Urban Youth Collaborative, and the Alliance for Quality Education. The topic was effective alternatives to school closings. School leaders, district officials, school

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General Bank Street News

Bank Street Celebrates Launch of ‘Out of the Classroom and into the World’

Posted by Elisabeth Jakab on November 02, 2011

On Wednesday, November 16, Bank Street celebrated the recent launch of faculty member Sal Vascellaro's (GS ’75) new book, Out of the Classroom and into the World: Learning from Field Trips, Educating from Experience, and Unlocking the Potential of Our Students and

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Library

Highlights from BookFest@Bank Street 2011

Posted by Claire Daniel on November 01, 2011

Despite the unseasonable pre-Halloween snow, this year's BookFest@Bank Street participants enjoyed a delightful day indoors discussing children's books. Photo: A BookFest@BankStreet participant gets her book signed by Jules Feiffer, Norton Juster & Leonard Marcus. Keynote—Phantom Tollbooth’s 50th Anniversary Festivities commenced with a celebration of the Phantom Tollbooth, the classic children’s ...

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School for Children

Bank Street 2nd Graders Study the Hudson River Firsthand

Posted by Katie Peshut on October 30, 2011

On a misty day in October, School for Children 7/8s observed the Hudson River at the 79th Street Boat Basin as part of their year-long Hudson River curriculum study. After a lesson from Maria Richa, the art teacher, the children looked at the river through their imaginary window. Acting as ...

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School for Children

Bank Street 4th Graders Raise Money for YMCA Camp

Posted by Katie Peshut on October 30, 2011

School for Children 9/10s (4th grade) raised $873 through a coin drive for the Frost Valley YMCA Camp, which was adversely affected by Hurricane Irene. Bank Street 4th graders have been attending the overnight camp each fall for many years. Below is a photo of the children with the CEO ...

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School for Children

Bank Street School for Children Faculty Presented at the 2011 People of Color Conference

Posted by Katie Peshut on October 28, 2011

On December 2, Karyn Silsby de Pla, 3s Teacher; Joanna Sly, 5/6s Teacher; and Zeny Muslin, Diversity Coordinator, presented a workshop on racial identity development at the 2011 NAIS People of Color Conference in Philadelphia. The workshop, titled There Is No Such Thing As Color Blind, examined how racial identity ...

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Bank Street for Children

School for Children Faculty Presented at the 2011 PEN National Conference

Posted by Claire Daniel on October 28, 2011

Two School for Children (SFC) faculty members—Upper School Coordinator Stanley Brimberg and 8th grade Humanities Teacher Ali McKersie—presented at the 2011 Progressive Education Network National Conference in Chicago on November 11. From across the country, progressive educators came together to discuss The Power of Progressive Practice: Formative Conversations on Assessment, ...

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Bank Street for Children

NYC Officials, Authors Joined Bank Street Head Start to Break World Reading Record

Posted by Claire Daniel on October 21, 2011

On October 6, millions of people from across the country sat down to read from Anna Dewdney’s Llama Llama Red Pajama as part of a nationwide campaign intended to raise awareness on the importance of early childhood literacy. Bank Street Head Start hosted the flagship event, which included readings from ...

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Bank Street

Faculty Advisor & Instructor Pamela Jones Speaks at the Congressional Black Caucus

Posted by Claire Daniel on October 18, 2011

Bankstreet Goes to Washington! On September 22, Faculty Advisor & Instructor Pamela Jones, along with Associate Dean & Assistant Vice President for College Relations Farhad Asghar, travelled down to D.C. for the 41st Annual Congressional Black Caucus as guests of Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke (D-N.Y.). As Rep. Clarke’s sponsored speaker ...

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General Bank Street News

What makes for better teaching and teachers? Flexibility and fairness in the workforce.

Posted by Bank Street on October 11, 2011

In a recent Op Ed at the Boston Globe, former superintendent of Denver Public Schools and current Senator Michael Bennet (D-CO) argues that we need a new system to “attract and retain new, talented teachers.” It is worth paying attention to Senator Bennet as he is a "big drafter" (along ...

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School for Children

Brian Selznick, Award-Winning Author and Illustrator, Visits Bank Street

Posted by Katie Peshut on October 11, 2011

On September 16, Caldecott-winning author and illustrator, Brian Selznick, visited with Bank Street School for Children 5th and 6th graders. He read from his new book, Wonderstruck.

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General Bank Street News

Bank Street Yoga is Here—Staff Council Kicks Off First Health & Wellness Initiative

Posted by Claire Daniel on September 29, 2011

On Tuesday, September 20, Margaretta Richards of Integral Yoga guided a packed classroom of Bank Street faculty and staff through the first rounds of their ten-week yoga course. “Sitting tall, with your eyes closed, allow yourself to come to an awareness of within. Breathe.” The room let out one long ...

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Bank Street for Children

Dr. Ron Taffel: Visiting Scholar

Posted by Katie Peshut on September 28, 2011

Dr. Ron Taffel, renowned and respected child psychologist, parenting expert, and author, will be Bank Street's Visiting Scholar for the 2011-2012 academic year. Parents, School for Children faculty, and Graduate School faculty members will all have opportunities to meet with Ron over the course of the school year. Our expectation ...

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Graduate School

Lessons from the Developing World: Students' Observations in a South African Township

Posted by Nick Gray on September 21, 2011

Last summer, Laura Zellerbach '11 (Infant and Family Development Program) and Early Childhood & Childhood General candidate Emily Soong journeyed to Mangaung Township in the Free State Province of South

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School for Children

Bank Street 3rd Graders Set Sail on the Hudson River

Posted by Katie Peshut on September 21, 2011

On a recent warm and drizzly September day, Bank Street’s 3rd graders (along with their teachers and parent chaperones) set sail from Pier 25 in Manhattan on the Clearwater Sloop—a 100-foot sailing vessel. They motored south to the Battery, past Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty to learn about ...

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School for Children

The Laurie Berkner Band Benefit Concert for the School for Children

Posted by Katie Peshut on September 18, 2011

It's just around the corner: A unique and fabulous Bank Street School for Children community event for families! Parent and beloved children's musician Laurie Berkner is donating her fall NYC concert for the benefit of our community. Her NEW show about animals

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Bank Street

Margaret Beale Spencer examines resiliency at 17th annual Barbara Biber Lecture

Posted by Nick Gray on September 07, 2011

Early on the evening of September 6, Bank Street capped off a lively day-long Graduate School Orientation by inviting new students to jump headlong into educational theory at the 17th annual Barbara Biber Lecture. Led by Dr. Margaret Beale Spencer, a distinguished scholar of developmental psychology, the

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Bank Street for Children

How to talk to children about 9/11

Posted by Bank Street on September 06, 2011

As excited as we are to begin a new school year, we feel it’s necessary to bring up the topic of the tenth anniversary of September 11, which occurs soon after our first day of school. We anticipate that media coverage and adult emotions around the anniversary will make the ...

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Library

BookFest @ Bank Street 2011 is approaching!

Posted by Claire Daniel on August 31, 2011

The date for this year's event is Saturday, October 29, 2011, 9:30-3:30PM at Bank Street College of Education. Mark your calendar and tell your colleagues: Registration opens Monday, September 12, 2011. The registration fee will remain unchanged at $65 per person, and will once again include your box lunch and ...

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After School Programs

Chef Chad Launches Bank Street Kitchen

Posted by Nick Gray on August 25, 2011

Brussel sprouts. That is the vegetable Chad Goslee had to eat as a kid because they were “good for him.” The mere mention of them made him cringe. Today, however, as a grown-up with a professional interest in children’s diets, Goslee sees a place on the menu for that and ...

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Graduate School

Grads Make an Impact at Rubin Museum of Art

Posted by Michael Hansen on July 31, 2011

"The concepts of co-learning and inquiry and authentic collaboration that I learned at Bankstreet are also the ideas that permeate this museum. I think this is one reason why so many of us from Bankstreet are working here," says Ashley Mask, '10, Manager of Visitor Experience at the Rubin Museum ...

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Graduate School

Hal Melnick Teaches Math in China: Coals to Newcastle?

Posted by Michael Hansen on July 29, 2011

From May 13-21, 2011, Dr. Hal Melnick, a member of the Bank Street Graduate Faculty, provided professional development and support for teachers implementing progressive math programs at the Tsinghua International School in Beijing, China. Before he began his work, he had to justify and explain Bank Street's progressive math approach ...

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General Bank Street News

From the President: June 16, 2011

Posted by Claire Daniel on July 15, 2011

Dear Bank Street College Community, We are adding an extra letter at the end of the academic year because there are important developments which you should be aware of. But, before getting into the detail, I must note the inspiring nature of our two recent commencements, the Graduate School's in ...

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General Bank Street News

From the President: April 18, 2011

Posted by Claire Daniel on July 15, 2011

As the school year begins to wind down and we look ahead, I am reminded of the many projects that will continue to take place during the Summer months. In addition to continued facilities work as described in last month's College letter, we are in the process of reviewing submissions ...

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Graduate School

2011 Graduate School Commencement

Posted by Michael Hansen on June 14, 2011

Bank Street's Graduate School of Education awarded degrees to 408 students on May 26, 2011, in a ceremony held at The Riverside Church, in New York City. Student Associate Trustee Elizabeth Gordon welcomed members of the graduating class, their families and faculty, and thanked the Ase Drummers, who led the ...

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General Bank Street News

2010 Barbara Biber Lecture

Posted by Michael Hansen on June 14, 2011

Susan Ohanian on Pedagogy and Politics September 2010 An overflow crowd, including many new Graduate School students, filled Bank Street's Daniel Tabas and Evelyn Rome Tabas Auditorium early on the evening of September 7 to hear educator/advocate/essayist, and book author Susan Ohanian talk about the shortcomings of today's education practices ...

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Bank Street

Niemeyer Six Sparks Spirited Discussions

Posted by Michael Hansen on June 14, 2011

On the evening of April 26, 2011, Educators, teacher leaders, students and faculty joined together for Bank Street College's sixth annual Niemeyer Education Policy Series on April 26, 2011, at the CUNY Graduate Center on Fifth Avenue. The topic was "Teacher Performance: Highly Effective, Effective, Developing, Ineffective — How Can ...

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Graduate School

Future School Leaders Academy:

Posted by Michael Hansen on June 14, 2011

Bank Street's Innovative Program begins its Twelfth Year At a time when many school districts are scrambling for talented, qualified principals and administrators, the hugely successful Future School Leaders Academy (FSLA), at Putnam/Northern Westchester Board of Cooperative Education Services, is turning them out by the dozen. The two-year program, which ...

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General Bank Street News

Holding on to Ideals in Challenging Times

Posted by Michael Hansen on June 14, 2011

President Elizabeth D. Dickey's Remarks at the 2011 Bank Street Graduate School of Education Commencement ceremonies May 26, 2011 Good afternoon and welcome. On behalf of our entire community, congratulations to the Class of 2011! And thanks to your families and friends and members of the Graduate School faculty, who ...

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Library

Bank Street College's 39th annual Irma Black Awards

Posted by Michael Hansen on June 14, 2011

Writers, educators and other lovers of children's literature eagerly attended this year's Irma Black Picture Book Award in the Bankstreet Auditorium on May 19, 2011. About the Award The Award was established in 1972 in honor of the late Irma Simonton Black (and later her husband as well), who was ...

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Alumni

Tenth Annual Alumni Awards

Posted by Elisabeth Jakab on November 07, 2006

BSCAA held its Tenth Annual Alumni Awards Ceremony and Celebration at the College on Friday evening, November 3rd. This year’s distinguished honorees were Sal Vascellaro ’75, Rebecca Cort ’76, ’78, and Carmen Fariña. Over 100 alumni, family, and friends attended the awards ceremony and the reception which followed. BSCAA President ...

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Graduate School

Investigating the natural world: the Tiorati Workshop for Environmental Learning

Posted by Elisabeth Jakab on September 21, 2005

“What is so gratifying about the Tiorati Workshop is the excitement and curiosity of the school children who visit,” says Don Cook, its Director. “They are thrilled to be studying about nature on an actual nature site. In their thank you notes they tell me what they’ve seen and draw ...

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