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Advocates for Special Needs Profiled in New York Times

Posted by Bank Street on July 27, 2016

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 ...



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“The Picture Book Re-Imagined” Exhibit Opens

Posted by Bank Street on July 21, 2016

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 ...

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Bank Street News

Update for the Community from the Dean of Children's Programs

Posted by Jed Lippard on July 19, 2016

Dear Bank Street Faculty and Families, As you may know, this week the New York Post published another disturbing article about our school and Anshu Wahi’s leadership. The Bank Street College of Education and its School for Children stand firmly behind the courageous leadership that Anshu demonstrated throughout her four ...

tagged: diversity, justice, racial

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Seen & Heard

Train Teachers like Doctors

Posted by Bank Street on July 08, 2016

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

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Bank Street News

Letter to the Community About Our Racial Justice and Advocacy Program

Posted by Bank Street on July 03, 2016

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 ...



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Dean Traugh Explores the Influence of the Teacher Educator in Education Week

Posted by Bank Street on June 29, 2016

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

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Bank Street Education Center Conducts Early Childhood Review in New Haven

Posted by Bank Street on June 29, 2016

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

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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

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29th Annual Infancy Institute Features Laura Martin

Posted by Bank Street on June 29, 2016

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 ...

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Sustainable Funding Project Launches Report Advocating Co-Teaching Residencies

Posted by Bank Street on June 23, 2016

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

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Bank Street for Children

SFC Alumni Reunion Celebrates Banks Street’s 100th Birthday and Honors Dean Alexis Wright

Posted by Bank Street on June 20, 2016

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 ...

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Study Examines Learning Outcomes of the Bank Street Teacher Preparation Model

Posted by Bank Street on May 31, 2016

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

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Bank Street Hosts Dr. Claude Steele for the Centennial Niemeyer Series

Posted by Bank Street on May 25, 2016

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

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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 News

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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