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Bank Street Hosts 2017 Annual Dinner on Ellis Island

Posted by Bank Street on May 22, 2017

Last Tuesday, Bank Street held its 2017 Annual Dinner at the Ellis Island National Museum of Immigration to celebrate the College’s contributions to improving education for immigrant students in New York City.   The event, which was attended by 250 guests including trustees, donors, faculty, staff, and friends of Bank ...



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School for Children

Gavin Grimm Visits Bank Street School for Children Students

Posted by Bank Street on May 15, 2017

A deep commitment to social justice is at the heart of Bank Street’s approach to teaching and learning and a leading component of the curriculum at the School for Children. Every day, teachers use real life issues to inform and construct rich, meaningful learning opportunities that help students make sense ...

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Bank Street

School for Children Teachers Lead Mindfulness Workshop for Bank Street Staff

Posted by Bank Street on May 10, 2017

The practice of mindfulness has surged in popularity over the last few years as a set of tools to help people become more aware, alert, and awake to the present moment. Proven to yield a number of mental, physical, and emotional benefits, research has shown that the regular practice of ...

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Bank Street

Annual Niemeyer Series Welcomes Dr. Sharon Ryan

Posted by Bank Street on May 10, 2017

On April 19, Dr. Sharon Ryan, Director of the newly founded Straus Center for Young Children and Families at Bank Street College, delivered a lecture titled “Progressive Pedagogies and Public Policy: Reasserting Bank Street’s Research Presence in Debates About How Best to Use Early Childhood Education to Address Inequities.” Her ...

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Seen & Heard

Bank Street Conference Examines the Importance of Kindergarten for Young Children

Posted by Bank Street on May 09, 2017

On April 21 and 22, over 200 kindergarten teachers, school leaders, policymakers, and other experts and practitioners flooded into Bank Street College for a conference titled, “Teaching Kindergarten: Where Did the Garden Go? Practice, Policy, and Advocacy.” The two-day sold-out conference was held to celebrate and reaffirm the unique and ...



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Bank Street for Children

Jed Lippard Gives State of the School Address to School for Children Parents

Posted by Bank Street on May 08, 2017

On April 21, Jed Lippard, Dean of Children’s Programs at Bank Street, gathered with School for Children parents in the Tabas Auditorium at Bank Street College to deliver his first “State of the School” address. This June will mark the close of Lippard’s first school year as Head of School ...

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Bank Street News

Bank Street’s Center for Culturally Responsive Practice Changes Its Name

Posted by Bank Street on April 19, 2017

The Center for Culturally Responsive Practice at Bank Street is pleased to announce that it has changed its name to the Center on Culture, Race & Equity (CCRE) to more clearly communicate its scope of work in examining the intersection of culture, race, and equity in our nation’s classrooms and ...

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Bank Street

Community Celebrates Launch of "Celebrating Bank Street's First 100 Years" Book

Posted by Bank Street on April 17, 2017

Available for Sale Now at the Bank Street Book Store On February 10th, Bank Street hosted a celebratory event in the Library to toast the launch of Celebrating Bank Street’s First 100 Years, a book commemorating the College’s Centennial year and its historic impact on progressive education. Produced by Graduate ...



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Graduate School

Bank Street Releases Occasional Paper Series #37

Posted by Bank Street on April 03, 2017

The new Bank Street Occasional Paper Series #37—Queering Education: Pedagogy, Curriculum, Policy—launched today to provide educators with a closer look at issues surrounding lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning (LGBTQ) lives in educational settings. This issue builds from the idea that while much progress has been made over the ...

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Graduate School

Bank Street Hosts Panel Discussion to Support New TESOL Program

Posted by Bank Street on February 07, 2017

On Friday, January 27th, Bank Street welcomed a distinguished panel of experts to engage in a discussion around how educators can strengthen standards-based literacy practices across settings where multilingual students learn. The event was held to celebrate Bank Street Graduate School’s new Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) ...



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Bank Street Connects with Educators, Presents at 2016 NAEYC Conference

Posted by Bank Street on December 21, 2016

Faculty and staff from across Bank Street had the opportunity to showcase their work for thousands of early childhood educators from around the country at this year’s National Association for the Education of Young Children’s (NAEYC) Annual Conference in Los Angeles. The Bank Street community was represented by the Graduate ...

tagged: bank street education center, davia brown-franklyn, douglas knecht, ellen kelley, emily linsay, jim clay, naeyc, peggy mcnamara, school for children, tarima levine, wendy pollock

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Communications from the Dean

December Reflections

Posted by School For Children on December 15, 2016

One of my favorite authors, Mark Twain, once professed, “Make your vocation your vacation.” While my first fall at Bank Street has been anything but a honeymoon, I can honestly say that I feel blessed to pursue my work and to hone my craft in an environment filled with such ...



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Communications from the Dean

Thankful

Posted by School For Children on November 22, 2016

On the eve of my first Thanksgiving in New York and as Dean of Children’s Programs, I find myself full—both of gratitude and of the gravity of our work. What I sensed as a candidate last year has been borne out in my real experiences and observations of our school; ...



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Alumni

College Hosts Panel Discussion “The Bank Street Experience & Where It Can Take You”

Posted by Bank Street Communications on November 16, 2016

On Thursday, November 3rd, the Pemberton Society and the Graduate School of Education co-sponsored the Alumni of Color discussion, “The Bank Street Experience & Where It Can Take You: A Conversation between Alumni and Students of Color” at Bank Street College. Panelists included  Carmen Alvarez, '81, Vice President for Special ...

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School for Children

12/13s Learn the Art of Op-Ed Illustration

Posted by Kate Marcus on November 16, 2016

David Suter, an multi-media artist renowned for his op-ed illustrations known as "Suterisms,” visited the 12/13s in November to introduce them to the power of editorial illustration. He shared examples from his prolific body of work, which has been published in major newspapers and magazines, including The New York Times, ...



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Bank Street

Bank Street Releases Occasional Paper Series #36

Posted by Bank Street Communications on November 14, 2016

The new Bank Street Occasional Paper Series #36, titled "Life in Inclusive Classrooms: Storytelling with Disability Studies in Education," launched today to provide educators with a closer look at the complexities of teaching and learning in inclusive classrooms. The series contains nine essays that utilize the art of storytelling to ...

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Seen & Heard

Bank Street Hosts Film Screening of Documentary Paper Tigers

Posted by Bank Street on November 03, 2016

On Tuesday, November 1st, Bank Street hosted a film screening of Paper Tigers, a groundbreaking documentary that follows the lives of students and staff at Lincoln Alternative High School in rural Washington. Following the screening, a diverse panel of experts and practitioners took the stage to shed light on the ...

tagged: adverse childhood experiences, gabriel guyton, johannah chase, kara ahmad, karina diaz, kimberly noble, paper tigers, troy pinkney-ragsdale, wendi williams

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Communications from the Dean

Fall Reflections

Posted by School For Children on September 29, 2016

I hope this message finds you well and enjoying the onset of fall.  I, for one, am grateful for the crisper air and the less pungent odors of the street that this season brings.  I also hope that you and your children have settled into the rhythm of the new school ...



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Bank Street

Bank Street’s Niemeyer Series Features Dr. Jaime Grinberg

Posted by Bank Street on September 27, 2016

On September 26, Dr. Jaime Grinberg, Professor and Chairperson of Educational Foundations at Montclair State University, spoke on “Lessons Learned: The Early Years of Bank Street and Contemporary Teacher Preparation,” to a filled auditorium. Through his own personal stories and archival presentations, Dr. Grinberg illustrated how much Bank Street, from ...

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Alumni

Outstanding Alumni: Davia Brown-Franklyn

Posted by Erica Wong on September 15, 2016

Davia Brown-Franklyn, GSE ‘97 and Senior Director of Partnerships at the Bank Street Education Center, didn’t grow up with dreams of becoming an educator, even though her grandmother had predicted she would be a teacher when she was six years old. “I fought [my grandmother] tooth and nail,” she says. ...

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