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December Reflections

Posted by School For Children on December 15, 2016

One of my favorite authors, Mark Twain, once professed, “Make your vocation your vacation.” While my first fall at Bank Street has been anything but a honeymoon, I can honestly say that I feel blessed to pursue my work and to hone my craft in an environment filled with such ...



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Communications from the Dean

Thankful

Posted by School For Children on November 22, 2016

On the eve of my first Thanksgiving in New York and as Dean of Children’s Programs, I find myself full—both of gratitude and of the gravity of our work. What I sensed as a candidate last year has been borne out in my real experiences and observations of our school; ...



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Communications from the Dean

Fall Reflections

Posted by School For Children on September 29, 2016

I hope this message finds you well and enjoying the onset of fall.  I, for one, am grateful for the crisper air and the less pungent odors of the street that this season brings.  I also hope that you and your children have settled into the rhythm of the new school ...



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Communications from the Dean

The 2016 Presidential Election

Posted by School For Children on September 06, 2016

September 6, 2016 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 days. The reason for this letter ...



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Communications from the Dean

Welcome Back to School!

Posted by School For Children on August 22, 2016

August 22, 2016In 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 relatively tranquil environs ...



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Communications from the Dean

Diversity and Leadership

Posted by School For Children on July 19, 2016

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 years as Director of Diversity and ...



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