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Alumni

Outstanding Alumni: Meghan Dunn

Posted by Rachel Reda on June 26, 2015

In Brownsville, Brooklyn, nearly 40 percent of residents live below the poverty line. Crime and violence is commonplace in the neighborhood, which totals just over one square mile and consists mainly of public housing units. School systems in such communities can present a number of challenges for kids and educators ...

tagged: alumni, bank street alumni, brownsville, meghan dunn, p.s. 446
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Graduate School

Race to the Bottom Book Talk & Signing

Posted by Gretchen Adams on June 23, 2015

On April 30, Michael McGill, Director of the Program for District Leadership and Reform, a special initiative in the Graduate School, launched his book, Race to the Bottom: Corporate School Reform and the Future of Public Education, with a book signing and talk at Bank Street College. The book examines ...

tagged: book signing, graduate school, michael mcgill, school reform
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Bank Street News

Bank Street Celebrates Alumna Susan Ochshorn's New Book

Posted by Rachel Reda on June 12, 2015

For nearly two decades, Susan Ochshorn has worked at the local, state, and national levels to integrate early childhood research, policy, and practice into the larger education reform conversation. Her new book, Squandering America’s Future: Why ECE Policy Matters for Equality, Our Economy, and Our Children (Teachers College Press), explores ...

tagged: alumni, early childhood education, early childhood policy, leaders at the conference table, squandering america's future, susan ochshorn
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Graduate School

Richard Rothstein Receives Honorary Doctorate

Posted by Amy Kline on June 02, 2015

On May 14, 2015, the Graduate School recognized Richard Rothstein with an Honorary Doctorate degree as part of its annual Commencement ceremony at Riverside Church. Through the conferral of the Honorary Doctorate, Bank Street College seeks to recognize those individuals who have made an exemplary contribution to the field of ...

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School for Children

8/9s Perform at Carnegie Hall

Posted by Kate Marcus on June 01, 2015

How do you get to Carnegie Hall? According to the 8/9s, practice, practice, practice. This year, the 8/9s took part in the Link Up: The Orchestra Moves, a music curriculum created by the Weill Music Institute of Carnegie Hall. After being selected from a pool of participating schools, they performed ...

tagged: carnegie hall, school for children
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Bank Street News

Irma Black and Cook Prize Finalists Recognized

Posted by Rachel Reda on May 22, 2015

On May 14th, Bank Street hosted an event to honor the finalists of the 42nd annual Irma Black Award and those of the 4th annual Cook Prize. The Irma Simonton and James H. Black Award recognizes outstanding children’s books by specifically evaluating the way the words and pictures work together ...

tagged: children's books, cook prize, galapagos george, irma black, jean craighead george, jon klassen, mac barnett, sam and dave dig a hole, twig george, wendell minor
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Alumni

Outstanding Alumni: Dawn Campbell

Posted by Rachel Reda on May 20, 2015

Dawn Campbell graduated from Bank Street on May 14th in the Graduate School Commencement Ceremony — an achievement both professional and personal. Graduating from Bank Street is not just a transition for Dawn, but a triumph. After she discovered she was pregnant at the age of 16, Dawn Campbell left ...

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Alumni

2015 Alumni Awards Ceremony Recognizes Outstanding Educators

Posted by Rachel Reda on May 13, 2015

On May 7th, Bank Street College of Education hosted the 2015 Alumni Awards Ceremony, which celebrated Nina Jensen, Paula Rogovin, and Dania Vazquez for their outstanding achievements in education. During the ceremony, each educator stood before friends, family, esteemed colleagues, and members of the Bank Street community to share memorable ...

tagged: alumni, bank street, bscaa, dania vazquez, nina jensen, paula rogovin
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Bank Street News

Visit to NECCS Shows Progressive Practices in Public Setting

Posted by Rachel Reda on May 12, 2015

On May 5th, Bank Street hosted a conversation with renowned educator Deborah Meier as part of its annual Niemeyer Symposium, dedicated to Bank Street’s goal of serving as a national voice for children, beyond practice and into policy. Deborah, who has spent more than four decades in public education and ...

tagged: bank street, davia franklyn, deborah meier, dina velez, newark educators' community charter school, progressive education, public school
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Graduate School

Cecelia Traugh Selected as Graduate School Dean

Posted by Bank Street on May 12, 2015

Dear Colleagues, We are pleased to let you know that the search process for the Dean of the Graduate School has reached a successful conclusion. The Search Committee came to a unanimous and strong consensus and our recommendation was enthusiastically endorsed by Shael. We are excited to announce that Cecelia ...

tagged: cabinet, dean, progressive education
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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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Family Center

Family Center & George to the Rescue!

Posted by Judith Gentry on April 29, 2015

Find Judi at 11:54 on the video. George to the Rescue, a home makeover show on NBC was redoing the basement for the Rende family. Joey their youngest child, 16 months, had a stroke at birth and therefore has weakness on his right side with

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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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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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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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