Dear School for Children Families, Faculty, and Friends, Now that the calendar pages have turned to July, I am thrilled to be on board officially as the new Dean of Children’s Programs at Bank Street College of Education. Given the events of recent days, my entry has been a bit ...
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 ...tagged: alumni, bank street news, graduate school, pemberton society
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, ...
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 ...tagged: #36, occasional, paper, series
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
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 ...tagged: bank street, centennial, niemeyer series
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. ...tagged: davia brown-franklyn, education center
On September 2nd, accomplished educator Travis Wright delivered a compelling presentation at Bank Street titled “Reframing Resilience for Children with Challenging Lives” as part of the College’s 22nd annual Barbara Biber Convocation. Wright is an Assistant Professor of Childhood Studies, Multicultural Education, and Teacher Preparation at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and ...tagged: barbara biber, travis wright
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 ...
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 ...tagged: bank street, library
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
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
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 ...
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
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
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
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 ...tagged: in, infancy
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
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 ...tagged: school for children
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