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Bank Street Releases Occasional Papers #35 Progressive Practices in Public Schools

Posted by Bank Street on May 24, 2016

  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

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Bank Street Honors Winners of 2016 Irma Black Award and Cook Prize

Posted by Bank Street on May 23, 2016

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

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Birthday Wishes from Family Center Students

Posted by Bank Street on May 23, 2016

  Family Center students celebrated Bank Street's Centennial year by creating and posting a handmade happy birthday sign in the lobby. Happy birthday Bank Street!



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Bank Street Head Start Participates in Annual May Day Celebration on the Lower East Side

Posted by Bank Street on May 18, 2016

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

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The Class of 2016 Graduates from Bank Street's Liberty LEADS

Posted by Bank Street on May 18, 2016

On May 13th, friends, families, and teachers gathered in the Tabas Auditorium to honor this year’s graduates of Bank Street’s Liberty LEADS. The students have many reasons to celebrate—after several years of hard work at Liberty LEADS, they take their next steps into the world with new skills, expanded horizons, ...

tagged: alyssa lyons, ana tiburcio, gabriela araujo, irza castillo, liberty leads

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Ofelia García Receives Honorary Doctorate Degree

Posted by Amy Kline on May 13, 2016

On May 12, 2016, the Graduate School recognized Ofelia García 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 to the field of education, ...

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Bank Street Supporters Gather for Centennial Trustees’ Dinner

Posted by Bank Street on May 11, 2016

On May 9th, Bank Street supporters gathered at the American Museum of Natural History for the College’s Centennial Trustees’ Dinner, a celebratory evening dedicated to helping raise awareness and support of Bank Street’s many initiatives influencing positive change in the world of education. The event honored Vincent Mai, CEO and ...

tagged: richard parsons, shael polakow-suransky, trustees' dinner, vincent mai

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Annual BSCAA Awards Ceremony Celebrates Distinguished Alumni in the Field

Posted by Bank Street on May 06, 2016

On Thursday, May 5th, Bank Street faculty, staff, alumni, and friends gathered for the Centennial Bank Street College Alumni Association (BSCAA) Awards Ceremony, which recognized six exceptional Graduate School alumni for their outstanding contributions to the field of education.    The honorees were made up of teachers, leaders, administrators, and ...

tagged: bscaa, gary crow, jonathan silin, laura ensler, lucy west, maritza mcdonald, wendy pollock

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Adam Gidwitz visits the School for Children as the Dorothy Carter Writer-in-Residence

Posted by Bank Street on April 27, 2016

From April 6th to April 14th, Adam Gidwitz, Bank Street alumnus and bestselling author of A Tale Dark and Grimm and other children’s novels, worked intensively with 9s/10s students in the School for Children on their novel writing as part of Bank Street’s Dorothy Carter Writer-in-Residence program. Throughout the two-week ...

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"All American Boys" Authors Meet with 7th Graders

Posted by Kelvin Ward on April 15, 2016

Jason Reynolds (left), Brendan Kiely (right)   Two stories of two teenagers located 400 miles apart in two metropolis US cities 20 years ago inspired one novel that is relevant, important and most of all needed. Jason Reynolds, from Washington, DC, and Brendan Kiely, from Boston, MA, both now living ...



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Student Spotlight: Juan Rodriguez

Posted by Bank Street on April 14, 2016

In Bank Street’s Leadership in Museum Education Program, current museum educators prepare to take on leadership roles in the field by learning and experiencing the cutting-edge practices in play at museums across New York City. While most students enrolled in the program are employed in actual museums, some come from ...

tagged: bank street, juan rodriguez, leadership in museum education program, smithsonian national zoo

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Bank Street welcomes renowned neuroscientist Adele Diamond for Centennial Niemeyer Series

Posted by Bank Street on April 11, 2016

On Thursday, April 7th, esteemed neuroscientist Dr. Adele Diamond delivered a presentation at Bank Street titled “Executive Functions and the Brain,” as part of the College’s Centennial Niemeyer Series. Dr. Diamond came to Bank Street to help members of our community and beyond better understand the brain’s executive functions, their ...

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Alumni Film Event Examines the Importance of Early Childhood Education for At-Risk Children

Posted by Bank Street on March 25, 2016

On Thursday, March 24th, the Bank Street College Alumni Association (BSCAA) hosted “Conversation and Film: Developmentally Grounded Practices in Urban Settings,” a Centennial event that gathered members of the Bank Street community and beyond to explore the importance of quality early childhood education for children in underserved communities. The evening ...

tagged: betsy grob, nancy cardwell, nebraska loves public schools, ready for kindergarten, ron azoulay, susan ochshorn, whendy carter

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Get to Know Jed Lippard

Posted by Bank Street on March 22, 2016

After an extensive search spanning several months, Bank Street recently selected Jed Lippard as its new Dean of Children's Programs. Lippard's impressive portfolio as an innovative educational leader was outlined in a letter to the Bank Street community this winter. Recently, I had the opportunity to learn more about him ...

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Bank Street Participates in Newly Released Study on Cultural Responsiveness

Posted by Bank Street on March 22, 2016

The Migration Policy Institute, a think tank based in Washington, DC, recently published a report based on work by Bank Street’s former National Center on Cultural and Linguistic Responsiveness (NCCLR). The study, called “Providing a Head Start: Improving Access to Early Childhood Education for Refugees,” examined the language and cultural ...

tagged: brycs, chenoa allen, clea mcneely, faith lamb-parker, lyn morland, migration policy institute, ncclr, nicole ives, office of head start, office of refugee resettlement, tarima levine

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School for Children Students Attend Annual Young Men of Color Symposium

Posted by Bank Street on March 18, 2016

On Saturday, March 12th, 250 or so boys of color, grades 6-12, and their chaperones convened at Ethical Culture Fieldston School’s Riverdale campus for the 3rd annual Young Men of Color Symposium. This year’s theme was "I Am Present: Using My Voice for Action," a tie in with the novel ...

tagged: school of children, young men of color

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A Closer Look at the Sustainable Funding Project

Posted by Bank Street on March 18, 2016

As Jon Snyder recently wrote in his Education Week piece about Bank Street College graduates, “There is no question but that supporting each and every one of our children into and through deeper learning requires expert teaching.”  People at Bank Street College couldn’t agree more, as evidenced by a century ...

tagged: sustainable funding project, teacher preparation

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Graduate School Set to Expand with the Launch of Two New Programs

Posted by Bank Street on March 17, 2016

This September, the Graduate School of Education will launch two new master’s degree programs in areas with the deepest need: Teaching Students with Disabilities 7-12 Generalist and Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL). Expanding on the breadth of the school’s existing curriculum, resources, and faculty expertise, both programs ...

tagged: cristian solorza, mimi rosenberg

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Children’s Book Committee Presents Annual Awards for Excellence in Children’s Literature

Posted by Bank Street on March 14, 2016

On March 10th, the Bank Street Children’s Book Committee held its annual “Best Children’s Books of the Year” awards ceremony, which honored the recipients of three distinctive awards for outstanding children’s literature. The winners included: Voice of Freedom: Fannie Lou Hamer, Spirit of the Civil Rights by Carole Boston Weatherford ...

tagged: best children's book of the year, carole boston weatherford, children's book committee, ekua holmes, kimberly brubaker bradley, marilyn nelson, my seneca village, the war that saved my life, voice of freedom: fannie lou hamer

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Annual Fundraiser Benefits School for Children and Family Center

Posted by Bank Street on March 07, 2016

On Thursday, March 3rd, 250 members of the Bank Street community gathered in Lincoln Center for the annual School for Children and Family Center Auction & Benefit titled “Starry, Starry Night: Celebrating 100 Years of Bank Street.”  With sweeping views of the city’s night skyline as a backdrop, parents, faculty, ...



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