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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
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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 ...

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

Bank Street Supports 2nd Year of Pre-K for All

Posted by Nick Gray on August 17, 2015

Preparations have commenced for prekindergarten teachers to enter the second year of New York City’s Pre-K for All program, which aims to provide free, high-quality, full-day pre-K to every four-year-old across the five boroughs. This summer, Bank Street College of Education is providing professional

tagged: early childhood, math, nycdoe, pre-k, professional development, social and emotional learning
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Graduate School

28th Annual Infancy Institute

Posted by Gretchen Adams on August 14, 2015

The 28th Infancy Institute took place at Bank Street College this past June under the coordination of Margie Brickley, Program Director of the Infant & Family Development and Early Intervention program. A gathering of infant and toddler professionals, the event featured a schedule of presentations and interactive workshops, as

tagged: gopnik, graduate school, infancy institute
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Family Center

The Family Center on Teaching & Generosity

Posted by Bank Street on August 13, 2015

by Virginia Casper & Gabriel Guyton Generosity is central to our work at the Family Center. Our classroom teachers are generous with their time, skills, information, and kindness. We try to parallel our teaching process with children with the way we are with each other. In being present and intentional, ...

tagged: family center, generosity
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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
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School for Children

Bank Street School for Children Students & Faculty Talk About Race on WNYC

Posted by Kate Marcus on July 08, 2015

Naila Strong (center) during a discussion on what it means to be white with her seventh grade classmates at the Bank Street School (Richard Yeh/WNYC) Over the past several months, WNYC has produced a series of audio and video segments about what

tagged: being12, diversity, race, school for children
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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, p.s. 446
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Graduate School

Race to the Bottom Book Talk & Signing

Posted by Gretchen Adams on June 23, 2015

On April 30, Michael McGill, Director of the Program for District Leadership and Reform, a special initiative in the Graduate School, launched his book, Race to the Bottom: Corporate School Reform and the Future of Public Education, with a book signing and talk at Bank Street College. The

tagged: book signing, graduate school, michael mcgill, school reform
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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
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Graduate School

Richard Rothstein Receives Honorary Doctorate

Posted by Amy Kline on June 02, 2015

On May 14, 2015, the Graduate School recognized Richard Rothstein with an Honorary Doctorate degree as part of its annual Commencement ceremony at Riverside Church. Through the conferral of the Honorary Doctorate, Bank Street College seeks to recognize those individuals who have made an exemplary contribution

tagged: commencement, graduate school, rothstein
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School for Children

8/9s Perform at Carnegie Hall

Posted by Kate Marcus on June 01, 2015

How do you get to Carnegie Hall? According to the 8/9s, practice, practice, practice. This year, the 8/9s took part in the Link Up: The Orchestra Moves, a music curriculum created by the Weill Music Institute of Carnegie Hall. After being selected from a pool of participating

tagged: carnegie hall, school for children
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Graduate School

Cecelia Traugh Selected as Graduate School Dean

Posted by Bank Street on May 12, 2015

Dear Colleagues, We are pleased to let you know that the search process for the Dean of the Graduate School has reached a successful conclusion. The Search Committee came to a unanimous and strong consensus and our recommendation was enthusiastically endorsed by Shael. We are excited to announce that Cecelia ...

tagged: cabinet, dean, progressive education
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Bank Street News

Relief Efforts in Nepal

Posted by Shael Polakow-Suransky on April 29, 2015

Dear Colleagues: As you know, last Saturday a devastating earthquake hit Nepal near its capital of Kathmandu. The resulting losses remain unclear, and children and families face displacement, aftershocks, and complicated relief efforts. Bank Street has a history of partnerships with schools in Nepal, particularly the Ullens School and the ...

tagged: aid, nepal, support
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Family Center

Family Center & George to the Rescue!

Posted by Judith Gentry on April 29, 2015

Find Judi at 11:54 on the video. George to the Rescue, a home makeover show on NBC was redoing the basement for the Rende family. Joey their youngest child, 16

tagged: assement, family center
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