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 ...tagged: adam gidwitz, dorothy carter, school for children, writer-in-residence
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 ...
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
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 ...tagged: adele diamond, niemeyer
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
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 ...tagged: bank street children's programs, jed lippard
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
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
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
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
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
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, ...
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
On Monday, February 1, the Staff Council Diversity Committee coordinated an interactive discussion group on microaggressions and their implications on our everyday lives. Led by Graduate School Dean Cecelia Traugh, the event was designed as a first step in helping the Bank Street community “come to an understanding of microaggressions ...tagged: cecelia traugh, microaggressions, sonja carter, sophia buxton
On Friday, January 29, the Bank Street Library hosted the “Progressive Practice in the Field” Library Salon featuring a panel discussion with five accomplished Graduate School of Education alumni. The graduates, who practice in a range of settings, shared anecdotes from their journeys as educators and discussed the challenges and ...tagged: bank street library, davia franklyn, elizabeth gordon rosenfeld, jessica dadigan, library salon, medard thomas, progressive education, steve evangelista
As thought leaders continue to explore the most promising approaches to teacher preparation, we are pleased to share with you a post published in Education Week by Jon Snyder, Executive Director of the Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education (SCOPE) and former Dean of Bank Street Graduate School of Education, titled ...tagged: bank street graduate school, education week, jon snyder, scope, stanford, teacher preparation
As policymakers, educators, and parents continue to rethink how we support and evaluate teachers in our nation’s public schools, President Shael Polakow-Suransky weighed in on the debate today with a New York Times op-ed titled “Teach Your Teachers Well.” President Shael Polakow-Suransky In the editorial, President Polakow-Suransky reminds us that teachers are also learners. He advocates for ...tagged: collaboration, education reform, teacher preparation
The Dean of Children's Programs Search Committee is delighted to announce that Jed Lippard will be our next Dean of Children’s Programs, starting July 2016. Jed is an accomplished and innovative educational leader with deep experience in progressive education. He has worked at two highly respected progressive schools over the ...
On December 16, the Graduate School hosted a Weismann Symposium & Dinner titled “How New York City Principals are Creating More Diverse Schools.” The panel discussion, moderated by Rima Shore, addressed how leaders in progressive education can advocate for and support diversity in New York City public schools. Arthur Mattia ...tagged: diversity, graduate school, principals, seen and heard, weismann symposium
In early November, the Graduate School hosted the 16th annual Language Series, a two-day conference designed to help educators explore the critical role that language plays in students’ social and academic success. This year’s conference, titled “Language and the Brain,” featured a keynote presentation by Dr. Mark Bertin, a pediatrician ...tagged: graduate school, language series