Page Links

Latest Bank Street News

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

read more
Seen & Heard

SFC Alumni Detail Their Journeys at Bank Street and Beyond in Panel Discussion

Posted by Rachel Reda on February 11, 2016

On Tuesday, February 9, seven School for Children alumni participated in the “Story Bank: A Conversation with SFC Alumni” panel discussion in which they shared first-person perspectives about their experiences at and beyond Bank Street.  Upper School Coordinator Javaid Khan, SFC ’88, moderated the conversation, which featured Anna Daddazio, SFC ...

tagged: anna daddazio, anna lefer kuhn, annie coombs, evan jenkins, javaid khan, jodie patterson, liam daly, nikolas fredriksen, school for children, sfc alumni

read more
Bank Street News

Inaugural Symposium Explores How to Create the "Schools We Want"

Posted by Rachel Reda on November 05, 2015

On October 17, Bank Street commemorated the start of its centennial with an inaugural symposium titled, “The Schools We Want.” The day of exploration and conversation engaged 250 faculty, alumni, students, and visiting scholars in discussions and workshops reflecting on the enduring values that infuse our work. President Shael Polakow-Suransky, ...

tagged: billie gastic, cecelia traugh, cristian solorza, faith lamb-parker, gabriel guyton, inaugural symposium, marjorie brickley, pamela wheeler-civita, sarah willis, shael polakow-suransky, the schools we want, valerie purdie-vaughns

read more
Bank Street News

Inauguration Ceremony

Posted by Rachel Reda on October 19, 2015

On Friday, October 16, the Trustees of Bank Street College of Education hosted an estimated 700 attendees for the formal inauguration of Shael Polakow-Suransky as the College’s eighth president. The inauguration ceremony kicked off a weekend of activities at Bank Street—all open to the community—celebrating the College’s centennial, including a ...

tagged: carl heastie, dennis walcott, inauguration, linda darling-hammond, shael polakow-suransky

read more
Bank Street News

Bank Street Hosts Site Visits and Workshops at 2015 PEN Conference

Posted by Rachel Reda on October 15, 2015

The future of progressive education relies heavily on collaboration between teachers, administrators, and school personnel who believe strongly in the power of the practice. In order to facilitate the sharing of ideas, best practices, and experiences among these individuals, the Progressive Education Network hosts national conferences and supports regional gatherings ...

tagged: bank street, claire mansfield, emily linsay, gabriel guyton, margie brickley, morika tsujimura, pamela wheeler-civita, pen conference, progressive education, progressive educators network, sarah willis, school for children

read more
Bank Street News

Bank Street Launches Early Childhood Policy Center

Posted by Rachel Reda on September 22, 2015

The Straus Center for Young Children and Families, a new research and policy center housed at Bank Street College of Education, will explore the core questions and concerns of educators and policymakers focused on improving the lives of young children and their families. To celebrate the Straus Center’s launch and to ...

tagged: anat weisenfreund, early childhood education, education policy, kristina satchell, lawrence aber, lynn straus, straus center for young children and families, takiema bunche smith, virginia casper, yasmin dorrian

read more
Alumni

Outstanding Alumni: Takiema Bunche Smith

Posted by Rachel Reda on September 17, 2015

In New York City, economic divides often hinder a child’s access to quality education. These divides can lead to achievement gaps, which begin in young children’s earliest school years. But FirstStepNYC, a pioneering partnership between the Department of Education and SCO Family of Services, is taking a step toward closing ...

tagged: bank street alumni, bank street graduate school of education, brooklyn kindergarten society, early education leadership institute, outstanding alumni, sco family of services, takiema bunche smith

read more
Graduate School

Herbert P. Ginsburg Talks "Young Children's Marvelous Mathematical Minds"

Posted by Rachel Reda on September 03, 2015

The late Barbara Biber was a central figure in shaping Bank Street since its inception as the Bureau of Educational Experiments—but her impact as a researcher and scholar rippled outward, affecting change in the wider educational community. To memorialize her progressive legacy and to mark the beginning of the academic ...

tagged: bank street, barbara biber, child psychology, early childhood education, herbert p. ginsburg, mathematics

read more
SFC Alumni

Outstanding Alumni: Miri Navasky

Posted by Rachel Reda on August 31, 2015

A School for Children alum (’82), Miri Navasky has produced numerous groundbreaking documentaries with her co-producer Karen O’Connor for PBS FRONTLINE, the esteemed public affairs series. Many of her films have won awards including The Undertaking (2007) which won an Emmy Award for Best Arts and Cultural Documentary, The New Asylums ...

tagged: film, filmmaker, growing up trans, miri navasky, outstanding alumni, pbs frontline, school for children alumni

read more
Alumni

Toddler-Parent Playgroups Bring New Meaning to Early Intervention

Posted by Rachel Reda on August 25, 2015

Early intervention programs for children with disabilities are required under federal law. But the quality of these programs has dwindled in recent years as a result of funding cuts. In 2012, Bank Street lost its toddler-parent playgroups, which fostered two crucial components of early intervention—support for parents, and developmental growth ...

tagged: bank street alumni, early intervention, gabby felman, murray kelley, playgroups, sarah piel

read more
Alumni

Bank Street Grads Pay it Forward in Successful Project

Posted by Rachel Reda on July 16, 2015

Research suggests that children who develop strong early math skills continue to perform well later on in school, not only in math but also in other areas of schooling. To further investigate this theory, social policy research organization MDRC teamed up with The Robin Hood Foundation to develop Making Pre-K ...

tagged: bank street, building blocks, early childhood education, erica buchanan, katherine baldwin, making pre-k count, math, mdrc, professional development, robin hood foundation

read more
Alumni

Outstanding Alumni: Meghan Dunn

Posted by Rachel Reda on June 26, 2015

In Brownsville, Brooklyn, nearly 40 percent of residents live below the poverty line. Crime and violence are commonplace in the neighborhood, which totals just over one square mile and consists mainly of public housing units. School systems in such communities can present a number of challenges for kids and educators ...

tagged: alumni, bank street alumni, brownsville, meghan dunn, outstanding alumni, p.s. 446

read more
Bank Street News

Bank Street Celebrates Alumna Susan Ochshorn's New Book

Posted by Rachel Reda on June 12, 2015

For nearly two decades, Susan Ochshorn has worked at the local, state, and national levels to integrate early childhood research, policy, and practice into the larger education reform conversation. Her new book, Squandering America’s Future: Why ECE Policy Matters for Equality, Our Economy, and Our Children (Teachers College Press), explores ...

tagged: alumni, early childhood education, early childhood policy, leaders at the conference table, squandering america's future, susan ochshorn

read more
Bank Street News

Irma Black and Cook Prize Finalists Recognized

Posted by Rachel Reda on May 22, 2015

On May 14th, Bank Street hosted an event to honor the finalists of the 42nd annual Irma Black Award and those of the 4th annual Cook Prize. The Irma Simonton and James H. Black Award recognizes outstanding children’s books by specifically evaluating the way the words and pictures work together ...

tagged: children's books, cook prize, galapagos george, irma black, jean craighead george, jon klassen, mac barnett, sam and dave dig a hole, twig george, wendell minor

read more
Alumni

Outstanding Alumni: Dawn Campbell

Posted by Rachel Reda on May 20, 2015

Dawn Campbell graduated from Bank Street on May 14th in the Graduate School Commencement Ceremony — an achievement both professional and personal. Graduating from Bank Street is not just a transition for Dawn, but a triumph. After she discovered she was pregnant at the age of 16, Dawn Campbell left ...

tagged: alumni, bank street, bank street alumni, dawn campbell, outstanding alumni

read more
Alumni

2015 Alumni Awards Ceremony Recognizes Outstanding Educators

Posted by Rachel Reda on May 13, 2015

On May 7th, Bank Street College of Education hosted the 2015 Alumni Awards Ceremony, which celebrated Nina Jensen, Paula Rogovin, and Dania Vazquez for their outstanding achievements in education. During the ceremony, each educator stood before friends, family, esteemed colleagues, and members of the Bank Street community to share memorable ...

tagged: alumni, bank street, bscaa, dania vazquez, nina jensen, paula rogovin

read more
Bank Street News

Visit to NECCS Shows Progressive Practices in Public Setting

Posted by Rachel Reda on May 12, 2015

On May 5th, Bank Street hosted a conversation with renowned educator Deborah Meier as part of its annual Niemeyer Symposium, dedicated to Bank Street’s goal of serving as a national voice for children, beyond practice and into policy. Deborah, who has spent more than four decades in public education and ...

tagged: bank street, davia franklyn, deborah meier, dina velez, newark educators' community charter school, progressive education, public school

read more
Bank Street News

Robie Harris Tackles Sensitive Issues in Appropriate Ways

Posted by Rachel Reda on April 22, 2015

In the early 1970s, Robie H. Harris sat in Central Park, holding her first-born baby boy. Her young nephews surrounded her, fascinated by the infant, and started asking questions. How do you know when he’s hungry? How does he learn to talk? How does he learn to walk? When did ...

tagged: center for children's literature, children's authors, picture books, robie harris

read more
Bank Street News

Bank Street & Yale on Books as the Building Blocks of Play

Posted by Rachel Reda on April 20, 2015

Children have been playing for centuries. Through play, they acquire their own lens for observing the world around them. While parents and educators can provide children with tangible resources to inspire play, they cannot teach them how to play. It’s something that comes naturally, and is a crucial stage in ...

tagged: authors, center for children's literature, child development, play, yale

read more
Bank Street News

Kwame Alexander: Poetry and the Common Humanity

Posted by Rachel Reda on April 08, 2015

As a child, Kwame Alexander might have been the only young boy to get excited when his father told him to clean out the garage. For Kwame, the garage was a world of discovery. This particular space in their Virginia home was cluttered with milk crates stacked high, containing books ...

tagged: center for children's literature, writer-in-residence, ya

read more