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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 ...

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

Posted by Bank Street on June 14, 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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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 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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