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SFC Alumni Detail Their Journeys at Bank Street and Beyond in Panel Discussion

Posted by Rachel Reda on February 11, 2016

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 ...

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Diversity Committee Hosts Talk on Microaggressions

Posted by Bank Street on February 05, 2016

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 ...

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Library Salon Gathers Alumni to Discuss Progressive Practice in the Field

Posted by Bank Street on February 02, 2016

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 ...

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Education Week Spotlights Research Study on Bank Street Teacher Preparation

Posted by Bank Street on January 19, 2016

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

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Teach Your Teachers Well

Posted by Bank Street on January 13, 2016

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

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Dean of Children's Programs Named

Posted by Bank Street on January 08, 2016

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



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Weismann Symposium & Dinner Focuses on Creating Diverse Schools

Posted by Yanil Perez on December 19, 2015

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 ...

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Educators Convene for Language Series 2015

Posted by Gretchen Adams on December 15, 2015

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 ...

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Bank Street Hosts Conference on ‘Safe and Sound Schools’

Posted by Bank Street on December 14, 2015

On December 7, Bank Street’s Center for Emotionally Responsive Practice (ERP) hosted over 175 educators at a conference titled “Our Community of Safe and Sound Schools.” The day featured workshops on coping with trauma in schools and building a deep understanding of the social and emotional foundations of children’s learning. ...

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Conversation on Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation

Posted by Kate Marcus on December 11, 2015

At a recent discussion on gender identity and sexual orientation at Bank Street, our community moved forward in thinking about these issues, due to the dynamic, expert and thoughtful words of SFC parent Roz Lee (above left), Director of Social Justice Initiatives at Arcus Foundation; and Eliza Byard, SFC '82, ...



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Bank Street Faculty Attend Zero to Three Conference

Posted by Bank Street on December 10, 2015

In early December, members of the Bank Street community attended the National Training Institute’s Zero to Three conference in Seattle, WA, to learn and share the latest information on the development and education of infants, toddlers, and families. At the conference, Graduate School of Education faculty members Marjorie Brickley and ...

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Dean Cecelia Traugh Speaks at the Library Salon

Posted by Bank Street on December 09, 2015

On December 4, alumni, faculty, and students gathered at the fourth Library Salon to meet Cecelia Traugh, Dean of the Graduate School of Education. After mingling with guests over wine and hors d'oeuvres, Cecelia discussed her longtime interest in the ongoing development of teacher knowledge and shared insights about

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Chancellor Fariña Visits Bank Street Book Store

Posted by Bank Street on December 07, 2015

New York City Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña visited the Bank Street Book Store on December 2 as part of NYC Reads 365, an initiative by the Department of Education to encourage families to read together every day. Fariña met with grandparents from across the city—many of whom are primary caregivers—who ...

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Bank Street Hosts Book Launch for ‘Teaching Kindergarten’

Posted by Bank Street on December 02, 2015

On December 1, President Shael Polakow-Suransky and Graduate School Dean Cecelia Traugh joined more than a hundred alumni, faculty, and friends to celebrate the launch of the new book Teaching Kindergarten: Learner-Centered Classrooms for the 21st Century. Published by Teacher’s College Press, the book was edited by Bank Street alumni ...

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SFC Teachers Present Integrated Biomes Curriculum at National Conference

Posted by Shara Benison on November 24, 2015

This November, Bank Street School for Children (SFC) teachers Gregory David and Maria Richa presented an integrated social studies and art curriculum on biomes at the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) in New Orleans. The presentation, titled “Making Experiences Concrete: Learning about Biomes while Making Dioramas,” focused on ...

tagged: art, conferences, curricula, school for children, social studies

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Bank Street and Purchase College Announce New Partnership

Posted by Bank Street on November 11, 2015

On November 10, Dean Cecelia Traugh and Associate Dean Diane Newman joined the leadership team at Purchase College to announce a new partnership. The program will allow Purchase students to apply up to 20 undergraduate credits towards a Bank Street master’s degree leading to either certification in early childhood general ...

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Inaugural Symposium Explores How to Create the "Schools We Want"

Posted by Rachel Reda on November 05, 2015

On October 17, Bank Street commemorated the start of its centennial with an inaugural symposium titled, “The Schools We Want.” The day of exploration and conversation engaged 250 faculty, alumni, students, and visiting scholars in discussions and workshops reflecting on the enduring values that infuse our work. President Shael Polakow-Suransky, ...

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Children’s Programs Dean Search

Posted by Bank Street on October 29, 2015

Bank Street is currently conducting a nationwide search for the next Dean of Children’s Programs. Alexis Wright, who has served as dean over the last six years, has accepted a position in St. Louis, Missouri, as Head of the New City School starting next summer. Alexis has been a strong ...

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Navigating a Data-Driven Landscape with CAEP

Posted by Gretchen Adams on October 20, 2015

The Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) holds a national conference every fall for its member institutions. This year Diane Newman, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Amy Kline, Accreditation Officer and Senior Administrator, and Gretchen Adams, Administrative Coordinator, represented Bank Street College with their session entitled, “Navigating

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Inauguration Ceremony

Posted by Rachel Reda on October 19, 2015

On Friday, October 16, the Trustees of Bank Street College of Education hosted an estimated 700 attendees for the formal inauguration of Shael Polakow-Suransky as the College’s eighth president. The inauguration ceremony kicked off a weekend of activities at Bank Street—all open to the community—celebrating the College’s centennial, including a ...

tagged: carl heastie, dennis walcott, inauguration, linda darling-hammond, shael polakow-suransky

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