Bank Street In The News

Despite School Choice, Uneven Grad Rates Persist Among N.Y.C. Neighborhoods

Bank Street President Shael Polakow-Suransky was quoted in an Education Week post on May 11th around a recently released study, which determined that high-school graduation rates remain low among students from poorer families, despite New York City allowing children to choose where they attend high school. Read the full article here.

New York City's Stubborn Graduation Gaps

Bank Street President Shael Polakow-Suransky was quoted in a Wall Street Journal article on May 10th that examined how, despite New York City's efforts to increase high school options for students, graduation rates continue to remain low among students from at-risk neighborhoods. Read the full story here.

Masters of Prose Warm Up to Children's Picture Books

This piece in the New York Times on May 7th examines a trend in authors choosing to write books for children. The article spotlights Jane Smiley, an award-winning novelist who just wrote her first children's picture book, Twenty Yawns. Included in the story are several photos of Smiley at a reading of her new book at the Bank Street Book Store.

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