Innovation, Policy & Research

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About IPR

The Division of Innovation, Policy and Research (IPR) is focused on the development of new programs and exploring new directions and possibilities for Bank Street. A critical part of this work is the innovative direct service programs to children and young families at its Head Start Center in the East Village and Liberty LEADs Program at West 112th Street.

The other key programs and initiatives are as follows: a Center for Cultural Responsiveness; a research and demonstration grant in partnership with MDRC and the Robin Hood Foundation using kindergarten math clubs; in cooperation with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, a new method for the authentic assessment of principals through the Massachusetts Performance Assessment Leaders work.

The Division of IPR also oversees the Adelaide Weismann Center for Innovative Leadership, the Occasional Paper Series — that  produces research, practice and policy-based papers on critical themes in education and the Library, including the Center for Children’s Literature.