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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, ...

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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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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

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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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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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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 ...

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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

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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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, ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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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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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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

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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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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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 ...

tagged: inclusion, math, special education, stem
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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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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 ...

tagged: digital media, google, mooc, online learning
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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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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 ...

tagged: equity, financial aid, literacy, scholarship, urban education
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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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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

tagged: behavior, cps, development, parents, teachers, training
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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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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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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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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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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

tagged: early childhood, government, policy, pre-k, reform
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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 ...

tagged: continuing education, cps, international
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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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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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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 ...

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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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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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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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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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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

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

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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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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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

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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

tagged: cuomo, elizabeth dickey, evaluations, policy, president, tony asnes
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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

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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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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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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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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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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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 ...

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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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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