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Fall Reflections

Posted by Kate Marcus on December 02, 2016

Warm greetings from the Bank Street School for Children!   For many of you taking the time to read this email, this marks our first correspondence. By way of introduction, I am thrilled to be the new Dean of Children’s Programs and Head of the School for Children at Bank ...



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The 2016 Presidential Election

Posted by Kate Marcus on December 02, 2016

September 6, 2016   Dear Bank Street Community,   I hope that you found summer’s final unofficial weekend to be peaceful, joyful, and fulfilling. Faculty and staff had an energizing return to school last week, and we are all excited for the arrival of the children over the next several ...



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Welcome Back to School!

Posted by Kate Marcus on December 02, 2016

August 22, 2016Dear Bank Street Families,In other years and other under different circumstances, I can imagine my Back-to-School letter beginning with sentiments along the lines of “As I prepare to transition from the serenity of summer to the hustle and bustle of the new school year” or “Greetings from the ...



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Diversity and Leadership

Posted by Kate Marcus on December 02, 2016

July 19, 2016Dear Bank Street Faculty and Families,As you may know, this week the New York Post published another disturbing article about our school and Anshu Wahi’s leadership.  The Bank Street College of Education and its School for Children stand firmly behind the courageous leadership that Anshu demonstrated throughout her ...



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Jed Emails

The First Few Days

Posted by Kate Marcus on December 02, 2016

Dear School for Children Families, Faculty, and Friends, Now that the calendar pages have turned to July, I am thrilled to be on board officially as the new Dean of Children’s Programs at Bank Street College of Education. Given the events of recent days, my entry has been a bit ...



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Alumni

College Hosts Panel Discussion “The Bank Street Experience & Where It Can Take You”

Posted by Bank Street Communications on November 16, 2016

On Thursday, November 3rd, the Pemberton Society and the Graduate School of Education co-sponsored the Alumni of Color discussion, “The Bank Street Experience & Where It Can Take You: A Conversation between Alumni and Students of Color” at Bank Street College. Panelists included  Carmen Alvarez, '81, Vice President for Special ...

tagged: alumni, bank street news, graduate school, pemberton society

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School for Children

12/13s Learn the Art of Op-Ed Illustration

Posted by Kate Marcus on November 16, 2016

David Suter, an multi-media artist renowned for his op-ed illustrations known as "Suterisms,” visited the 12/13s in November to introduce them to the power of editorial illustration. He shared examples from his prolific body of work, which has been published in major newspapers and magazines, including The New York Times, ...



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Bank Street

Bank Street Releases Occasional Paper Series #36

Posted by Bank Street Communications on November 14, 2016

The new Bank Street Occasional Paper Series #36, titled "Life in Inclusive Classrooms: Storytelling with Disability Studies in Education," launched today to provide educators with a closer look at the complexities of teaching and learning in inclusive classrooms. The series contains nine essays that utilize the art of storytelling to ...

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Seen & Heard

Bank Street Hosts Film Screening of Documentary Paper Tigers

Posted by [] Bank Street on November 03, 2016

On Tuesday, November 1st, Bank Street hosted a film screening of Paper Tigers, a groundbreaking documentary that follows the lives of students and staff at Lincoln Alternative High School in rural Washington. Following the screening, a diverse panel of experts and practitioners took the stage to shed light on the ...

tagged: adverse childhood experiences, gabriel guyton, johannah chase, kara ahmad, karina diaz, kimberly noble, paper tigers, troy pinkney-ragsdale, wendi williams

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Bank Street

Bank Street’s Niemeyer Series Features Dr. Jaime Grinberg

Posted by [] Bank Street on September 27, 2016

On September 26, Dr. Jaime Grinberg, Professor and Chairperson of Educational Foundations at Montclair State University, spoke on “Lessons Learned: The Early Years of Bank Street and Contemporary Teacher Preparation,” to a filled auditorium. Through his own personal stories and archival presentations, Dr. Grinberg illustrated how much Bank Street, from ...

tagged: bank street, centennial, niemeyer series

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Alumni

Outstanding Alumni: Davia Brown-Franklyn

Posted by Erica Wong on September 15, 2016

Davia Brown-Franklyn, GSE ‘97 and Senior Director of Partnerships at the Bank Street Education Center, didn’t grow up with dreams of becoming an educator, even though her grandmother had predicted she would be a teacher when she was six years old. “I fought [my grandmother] tooth and nail,” she says. ...

tagged: davia brown-franklyn, education center

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Seen & Heard

Travis Wright Talks Risk and Resilience in Children at Annual Barbara Biber Convocation

Posted by [] Bank Street on September 07, 2016

On September 2nd, accomplished educator Travis Wright delivered a compelling presentation at Bank Street titled “Reframing Resilience for Children with Challenging Lives” as part of the College’s 22nd annual Barbara Biber Convocation. Wright is an Assistant Professor of Childhood Studies, Multicultural Education, and Teacher Preparation at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and ...

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Bank Street

Advocates for Special Needs Profiled in New York Times

Posted by [] Bank Street on July 27, 2016

Anastasia and Alba Somoza, twin sisters and special needs advocates, were profiled in The New York Times on July 27, 2016. Anastasia spoke at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia and highlighted Alba, a frequent lecturer at Bank Street College. Read the full article and learn more about the Somoza ...



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Bank Street

“The Picture Book Re-Imagined” Exhibit Opens

Posted by [] Bank Street on July 21, 2016

On Tuesday, July 12th, “The Picture Book Re-Imagined,” a collaborative exhibit between Bank Street College of Education and the Pratt Institute, opened, featuring original children's book artwork, manuscripts, and archival materials. This joint exhibition highlights the ongoing legacy of the two institutions in shaping children's literature as an art form ...

tagged: bank street, library

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Bank Street News

Update for the Community from the Dean of Children's Programs

Posted by Jed Lippard on July 19, 2016

Dear Bank Street Faculty and Families, As you may know, this week the New York Post published another disturbing article about our school and Anshu Wahi’s leadership. The Bank Street College of Education and its School for Children stand firmly behind the courageous leadership that Anshu demonstrated throughout her four ...

tagged: diversity, justice, racial

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Seen & Heard

Train Teachers like Doctors

Posted by [] Bank Street on July 08, 2016

Over the past year a small team at Bank Street has been grappling with the challenge of how to improve teacher preparation nationwide. This morning, The New York Times published an op-ed by President Shael Polakow-Suransky, Josh Thomases, Dean of Innovation, Policy and Research, and Karen DeMoss, Director of the Sustainable Funding Project, ...

tagged: justin tyack, karen demoss, new york times, shael polakow-suransky, sustainable funding project

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Bank Street News

Letter to the Community About Our Racial Justice and Advocacy Program

Posted by [] Bank Street on July 03, 2016

On Friday, July 1, the New York Post posted an article to its website regarding the Bank Street School for Children's Racial Justice and Advocacy program. In response, the administration distributed the following letter to the Bank Street community, inviting feedback and opening a dialogue about the article and the ...



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Seen & Heard

Dean Traugh Explores the Influence of the Teacher Educator in Education Week

Posted by [] Bank Street on June 29, 2016

As a growing number of teacher educators and policy leaders continue to examine the most effective approaches to teacher preparation, Dean Cecelia Traugh invites education reformers to take a closer look at the teacher education model of Bank Street College in the recently published Education Week op-ed titled “Classroom Practice ...

tagged: cecelia traugh, education week, stanford

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Seen & Heard

Bank Street Education Center Conducts Early Childhood Review in New Haven

Posted by [] Bank Street on June 29, 2016

Earlier this year, the Bank Street Education Center conducted an early childhood review of New Haven Public Schools in Connecticut to help assess early childhood practices, resources, and supports within the district’s Head Start, School Readiness, and public magnet school pre-k programs. The five-month process led to the creation of ...

tagged: allyx schiavone, bank street education center, davia brown-franklyn, doug knecht, nancy mckeever, new haven public schools

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Seen & Heard

Alumni Author Opinion Piece on Leadership

Posted by Rachel Reda on June 29, 2016

Pat Finley, GSE ‘06, and Damon McCord, GSE ‘04, graduates of Bank Street’s Educational Leadership program, recently authored an opinion piece in Chalkbeat titled “We’re co-principals. So why won’t the Department of Education treat us this way?” Finley and McCord are the co-founders and co-principals of Metropolitan Expeditionary Learning School ...

tagged: damon mccord, metropolitan expeditionary learning school, pat finley

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