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Bank Street Community Gathers for 2018 Annual Dinner

Posted by Bank Street on April 19, 2018

On April 18, almost 400 Bank Street supporters and community members gathered at the American Museum of Natural History for the 2018 Annual Dinner, a yearly event dedicated to raising awareness and support of the College’s work championing positive change in the field of education. Titled “The First One Thousand ...



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Library

Children’s Book Awards Recognize Three Exceptional Authors for Their Impact on Children's Literature

Posted by Bank Street on April 16, 2018

On April 5th, the Children’s Book Committee at Bank Street hosted its annual awards ceremony to celebrate the winners of the Josette Frank Award, the Flora Stieglitz Straus Award, and the Claudia Lewis Award. Presented each year by the Bank Street Center for Children’s Literature, the three awards recognize outstanding ...

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Library

Library Salon Discusses the Power of Play for Handling Medical Trauma

Posted by Bank Street on April 03, 2018

For young children, the hospital can be a scary place. When children and families are facing medical trauma, such as an impending surgery or the effects a chronic illness, child life specialists use play to help children express their thoughts and feelings, process information, move away from danger and toward ...



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Graduate School

Graduate School Alumni Discuss Their Transition Into School Leadership Roles

Posted by Bank Street on April 03, 2018

In the world of education, it’s not uncommon for teachers to leave their roles in the classroom to pursue leadership positions in schools and districts. While school leaders typically assume different responsibilities from their former teaching roles, they often hold onto the same goal: to make a difference in the ...



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Seen & Heard

Alumnus Launches New Book: Early Childhood, Aging, and the Life Cycle: Mapping Common Ground

Posted by Bank Street on March 14, 2018

Just as he steps down as Bank Street’s longtime editor-in-chief of the Bank Street Occasional Paper Series, Jonathan Silin (GSE ’71) has written a new book, Early Childhood, Aging, and the Life Cycle: Mapping Common Ground, which was published by Palgrave Macmillan in early 2018. The book sets out a ...

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Bank Street News

New Reports Find Aligned Math Interventions in Pre-K and Kindergarten Narrow the Achievement Gap

Posted by Bank Street on March 06, 2018

New findings released by social policy and research organization MDRC show that aligned math-focused interventions in pre-K and kindergarten reduce the achievement gap. Researchers examined the impact of two New York City public school programs—Making Pre-K Count, which supported the implementation of high-quality math curriculum in preschools, and High 5s, ...

tagged: building-blocks, high-5s, making-pre-k-count, mdrc

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Bank Street

Learning Agenda Releases "Snapshot of Practice" on Descriptive Inquiry

Posted by Bank Street on February 13, 2018

In early February, the Learning Agenda, a grant-funded program at Bank Street charged with researching, documenting, and sharing Bank Street’s progressive educational practices with policymakers and practitioners, released its second report titled “Descriptive Inquiry at Bank Street: Building Intellectual Community While Responding to Accreditation.” The report takes a closer look at ...

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School for Children

American Civics: A Conversation Between Two Eighth Grade Classrooms

Posted by Alison McKersie on January 09, 2018

Just before winter break, an eighth grade class in the School for Children engaged in two very lively and substantive conversations, via Skype, with an eighth grade class in Madison, Virginia, a small, rural town on the edge of Shenandoah National Park. The question guiding this initiative was: How do ...

tagged: progressive education, social studies

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Bank Street News

Safe and Sound Schools Conference Extends Learning and Awareness of Emotionally Responsive Practice

Posted by Bank Street on December 18, 2017

Every year for the last 3 years, Bank Street has hosted the Safe and Sound School Conference, a day of collaboration that invites professionals from elementary schools and early childhood programs to engage in a deeply interactive study of emotionally responsive practice. At this year’s conference held on December 8, ...

tagged: emotionally responsive practice, lesley koplow, safe and sound schools

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Bank Street News

Niemeyer Series Features Authors Deborah Meier & Emily Gasoi For Talk on Democracy in Public Schools

Posted by Bank Street on December 18, 2017

On November 7, Bank Street welcomed authors Deborah Meier and Emily Gasoi to discuss the urgency around protecting the democratic spirit in public schools, which is the premise of their new book, These Schools Belong to You and Me: Why We Can’t Afford to Abandon Our Public Schools. The conversation ...

tagged: deborah meier, emily gasoi, niemeyer, public education

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Bank Street News

Center on Culture, Race & Equity Helps Transform Early Childhood Practice in the Bronx

Posted by Bank Street on December 15, 2017

This past year, the Center on Culture, Race & Equity (CCRE) partnered with Highbridge Advisory Council, a Bronx-based community service organization, and BronxWorks, a human services organization and settlement house, to create the All Hands In Community Development Project, a community-based partnership designed to help improve educational outcomes for children ...

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Graduate School

Library Salon Celebrates Launch of Occasional Paper Series #38

Posted by Bank Street on December 11, 2017

At the beginning of Bank Street’s Library Salon on November 3, guest speaker Jeanine Staples, Associate Professor of Literacy and Language, African American Studies, and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Pennsylvania State University and guest editor of the new Bank Street Occasional Paper Series #38, remarked: “Black and Brown ...

tagged: jeannette staples, library salon, occasional paper series, pamela jones, uma jayakumar, veronica benavides, wendi williams

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Bank Street News

Bank Street Shares Lessons Learned through Work in School Districts at Annual Convention

Posted by Bank Street on November 28, 2017

This November, the Learning Agenda, a grant-funded program at Bank Street charged with researching, documenting, and sharing Bank Street’s progressive educational practices with policymakers and practitioners, released its first public report titled “Structures and Supports: Building a Throughline Approach to District Partnerships." The report, which analyzes the Bank Street Education ...

tagged: bank-street-education-center, jessica-charles, learning-agenda

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School for Children

School For Children Alumna Sydney Ireland ’15, Breaks Gender Barriers in the Boy Scouts of America

Posted by School For Children on November 07, 2017

On October 11, SFC ’15 alumna Sydney Ireland heard the news: her efforts to get the Boy Scouts to change its charter to admit girls had worked. After years of dedicated advocacy to this cause, Ireland can now officially join Boy Scout Troop 414 in New York, where she has ...



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Graduate School

New Group at Bank Street Aims to Build More Democratic Learning Spaces Across New York City

Posted by Bank Street on October 26, 2017

The Educational Leadership Program at the Graduate School of Education recently introduced a committee aimed at increasing the number of schools built on principles of progressive education. The Progressive Leaders Group, led by Anthony Conelli, Chair of the Department of Educational Leadership, brings together Bank Street alumni in leadership positions ...

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Library

Writers Lab Receives Mentorship Award from Eric Carle Museum

Posted by Bank Street on October 06, 2017

On September 28, the Bank Street Writers Lab received a prestigious Mentorship Award at the 2017 Carle Honors Annual Benefit Gala and Art Auction held in New York City. The ceremony, which is hosted by the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, celebrates individuals and organizations for their creative ...

tagged: bank street library, center for children's literature, cindy weill, writers lab

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General Bank Street News

Sustainable Funding Project Leads Panel Discussion on Funding Strategies for Teacher Residencies

Posted by Bank Street on October 04, 2017

On September 28, the Sustainable Funding Project (SFP) welcomed a full house of educators, policymakers, and community stakeholders to the “Hidden in Plain Sight: Possibilities for Funding High Quality Teacher Preparation” panel discussion to explore strategies for establishing yearlong co-teaching residencies for aspiring teachers. Designed to provide an opportunity for ...

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Communications from the Dean

Welcome to the 2017-2018 School Year

Posted by Jed Lippard on September 05, 2017

With a bit more than a year under my belt as Dean of Children’s Programs and Head of the School for Children, I can honestly say that I am more excited, more inspired, and more impressed by what transpires each day in our school than when I first arrived. Our ...



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Seen & Heard

Bank Street Summer School Summit Convenes Teachers and Leaders in Deep Educational Policy Discussion

Posted by Bank Street on August 02, 2017

On July 14, Bank Street welcomed dozens of educators, administrators, leaders, and community stakeholders in a daylong exploration of issues at the forefront of educational policy today. The event, which included a panel discussion followed by small-group breakout sessions, created the space for like-minded individuals to connect with one another ...



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Bank Street News

Graduate School Launches New Programs for Teachers through Grade 12

Posted by Bank Street on July 27, 2017

The Bank Street Graduate School of Education is launching two new master’s degree programs in areas with the deepest need: Teaching Students with Disabilities 7-12 Generalist and Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) pre-K-12. The first cohorts of graduate students will enter the new programs in the fall ...

tagged: cristian solorza, mimi rosenberg, tesol

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