On Friday, January 27th, Bank Street welcomed a distinguished panel of experts to engage in a discussion around how educators can strengthen standards-based literacy practices across settings where multilingual students learn. The event was held to celebrate Bank Street Graduate School’s new Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) ...
Faculty and staff from across Bank Street had the opportunity to showcase their work for thousands of early childhood educators from around the country at this year’s National Association for the Education of Young Children’s (NAEYC) Annual Conference in Los Angeles. The Bank Street community was represented by the Graduate ...tagged: bank street education center, davia brown-franklyn, douglas knecht, ellen kelley, emily linsay, jim clay, naeyc, peggy mcnamara, school for children, tarima levine, wendy pollock
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
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
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 ...tagged: barbara biber, travis wright
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 ...
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
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
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 ...
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
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
From June 21-23, Banks Street’s Infant and Family Development and Early Intervention Program held the 29th Annual Infancy Institute conference with keynote speaker Laura Martin, ITFS. Martin, a mental health and disabilities specialist at Verner Center for Early Learning in Asheville, NC, shared how decoding children’s behavior can help caregivers ...tagged: in, infancy
As expectations for students and teachers continue to rise, there is growing urgency surrounding the issue of teacher preparation for the 21st century. To help create pathways toward the sustainable funding of high-quality preparation nationwide, Bank Street’s Sustainable Funding Project released its first report today titled “For the Public Good: Quality ...tagged: innovation policy and research, karen demoss, sustainable funding project
On June 17, close to 100 alumni, students, and faculty gathered at Bank Street for the 2016 School for Children Alumni Reunion. The event provided guests with an opportunity to reconnect with each other and mingle while celebrating the College’s 100th birthday and bidding farewell to Dean Alexis Wright. In ...tagged: school for children
As the debate surrounding teacher preparation continues to pick up steam, the question remains: how do we best develop the high-quality teachers children deserve? A study released this morning by the Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education (SCOPE) sheds light on one highly effective approach: the teacher preparation model ...tagged: bank street graduate school of education, scope, teacher preparation
On May 23, Dr. Claude Steele, Professor of Psychology at UC Berkeley, delivered a presentation titled “The Impact of Stereotypes, Identity, and Power in Institutional Culture” as part of the Bank Street’s Centennial Niemeyer Series. Dr. Steele came to Bank Street to help members of our community better understand stereotype ...tagged: claude steele, john niemeyer, niemeyer series, valerie purdie-vaughns
The new Bank Street Occasional Papers #35, titled Progressive Practices in Public Schools, launched today to provide educators with a closer look at progressive programs and pedagogy that are too often hidden from view. The series contains nine papers examining how teachers and administrators are modeling rich and compelling ...tagged: jonathan silin, meredith moore, occasional paper series, progressive practices in public schools
On May 19th, the Bank Street Center for Children’s Literature devoted a morning to recognizing the finalists and winners of this year’s Irma Black Award and Cook Prize, two awards dedicated to acknowledging outstanding examples of children’s picture books. The Irma Black Award evaluates children’s books on the basis that ...tagged: alan marks, anne vittur kennedy, april chu, cook prize, iacopo bruno, irma black award, jon agee, laurie wallmark, lisa kahn schnell, mara rockliff, michael hall, ole könnecke, scott magoon
On May 16th, Bank Street Head Start participated in a May Day celebration at La Plaza Cultural Community Garden on the Lower East Side. Held annually, this celebratory event brings Head Start children, families, teachers, and mentors together in a morning of music, play, dancing, and learning to welcome the ...tagged: bank street head start, head start, steven antonelli