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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 ...

tagged: anna daddazio, anna lefer kuhn, annie coombs, evan jenkins, javaid khan, jodie patterson, liam daly, nikolas fredriksen, school for children, sfc alumni

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Outstanding Alumni: Takiema Bunche Smith

Posted by Rachel Reda on September 17, 2015

In New York City, economic divides often hinder a child’s access to quality education. These divides can lead to achievement gaps, which begin in young children’s earliest school years. But FirstStepNYC, a pioneering partnership between the Department of Education and SCO Family of Services, is taking a step toward closing ...

tagged: bank street alumni, bank street graduate school of education, brooklyn kindergarten society, early education leadership institute, outstanding alumni, sco family of services, takiema bunche smith

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Outstanding Alumni: Miri Navasky

Posted by Rachel Reda on August 31, 2015

A School for Children alum (’82), Miri Navasky has produced numerous groundbreaking documentaries with her co-producer Karen O’Connor for PBS FRONTLINE, the esteemed public affairs series. Many of her films have won awards including The Undertaking (2007) which won an Emmy Award for Best Arts and Cultural Documentary, The New Asylums ...

tagged: film, filmmaker, growing up trans, miri navasky, outstanding alumni, pbs frontline, school for children alumni

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Toddler-Parent Playgroups Bring New Meaning to Early Intervention

Posted by Rachel Reda on August 25, 2015

Early intervention programs for children with disabilities are required under federal law. But the quality of these programs has dwindled in recent years as a result of funding cuts. In 2012, Bank Street lost its toddler-parent playgroups, which fostered two crucial components of early intervention—support for parents, and developmental growth ...

tagged: bank street alumni, early intervention, gabby felman, murray kelley, playgroups, sarah piel

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Outstanding Alumni: Meghan Dunn

Posted by Rachel Reda on June 26, 2015

In Brownsville, Brooklyn, nearly 40 percent of residents live below the poverty line. Crime and violence are commonplace in the neighborhood, which totals just over one square mile and consists mainly of public housing units. School systems in such communities can present a number of challenges for kids and educators ...

tagged: alumni, bank street alumni, brownsville, meghan dunn, outstanding alumni, p.s. 446

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Bank Street Celebrates Alumna Susan Ochshorn's New Book

Posted by Rachel Reda on June 12, 2015

For nearly two decades, Susan Ochshorn has worked at the local, state, and national levels to integrate early childhood research, policy, and practice into the larger education reform conversation. Her new book, Squandering America’s Future: Why ECE Policy Matters for Equality, Our Economy, and Our Children (Teachers College Press), explores ...

tagged: alumni, early childhood education, early childhood policy, leaders at the conference table, squandering america's future, susan ochshorn

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Outstanding Alumni: Dawn Campbell

Posted by Rachel Reda on May 20, 2015

Dawn Campbell graduated from Bank Street on May 14th in the Graduate School Commencement Ceremony — an achievement both professional and personal. Graduating from Bank Street is not just a transition for Dawn, but a triumph. After she discovered she was pregnant at the age of 16, Dawn Campbell left ...

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2015 Alumni Awards Ceremony Recognizes Outstanding Educators

Posted by Rachel Reda on May 13, 2015

On May 7th, Bank Street College of Education hosted the 2015 Alumni Awards Ceremony, which celebrated Nina Jensen, Paula Rogovin, and Dania Vazquez for their outstanding achievements in education. During the ceremony, each educator stood before friends, family, esteemed colleagues, and members of the Bank Street community to share memorable ...

tagged: alumni, bank street, bscaa, dania vazquez, nina jensen, paula rogovin

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School for Children Alumni at Williams College Reflect

Posted by Kate Marcus on November 14, 2014

Graduates of the Bank Street School for Children go to high school, followed by college, steeped in the values of progressive education. Dovetailing with that comes a drive to be involved in the community.  When alumni who are in high school come back to Bank Street to give advice to ...

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Transition to High School: Tips from a Panel of Experts

Posted by Kate Marcus on November 05, 2014

School for Children alumni currently in ninth and tenth grades returned to Bank Street to speak to the 13/14s on their upcoming transition to high school. A lively discussion ensued with thoughtful advice given to the Class of 2015. Being the New Kid1. Everybody who comes into the school in ...

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Graduate School

Each One Teach One 2014

Posted by Gretchen Adams on October 15, 2014

Each One Teach One is an annual event hosted by the Bank Street Council of Students (COS) to facilitate the sharing of ideas, research and experiences among graduate students and the larger Bank Street community. It began in 2012 and continues today as an open house style forum with Mini-Workshops ...

tagged: alumni, cos, faculty, school for children, students

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Getting Ready for Pre-K: An Institute for Educators

Posted by Nicholas Gray on August 11, 2014

Bank Street Partners with City to Get Thousands Ready for Pre-K On August 12, Bank Street College of Education kicks off the first sessions of a professional development institute for thousands of early childhood educators, in collaboration with the New York City Department of Education. The Institute, titled “Getting Ready ...

tagged: alumni, pre-k, teacher preparation

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School for Children alumnus receives Guggenheim Fellowship

Posted by Carla Scheele on April 30, 2014

Bank Street School for Children alumnus D.T. (Daniel) Max SFC ‘75, author of The Family That Couldn't Sleep: A Medical Mystery (2006), and Every Love Story Is A Ghost Story: A Life of David Foster Wallace (2012), was one of 178 scholars, artists and scientists to receive a 2014 fellowship ...

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SFC Alumni in Action

Posted by Carla Scheele on April 21, 2014

School for Children alumni talk about how progressive education at Bank Street impacted their lives. The School for Children hosts an annual alumni panel discussion for a conversation with SFC alumni about how their progressive education at Bank Street has impacted their lives. This year's panel was a victim of ...

tagged: profiles, sfc alumni

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Three Bank Street Graduates Make Top 20 List

Posted by Michael Hansen on August 12, 2013

         Child Life Council Annual Meeting  From May 16-19, 2013, in Denver, Colorado, more than 1,000 child life specialists gathered for the 31st Child Life Council (CLC) Annual Conference on Professional Issues. This annual meeting is known as the largest annual gathering of child life specialists, worldwide. Participants include child life specialists, child ...

tagged: alumni, award, child life, faculty

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Bank Streeter Turned Marine Fights for Justice

Posted by Nicholas Gray on April 19, 2013

By Sean Piccoli When Anu Bhagwati, SFC '89, was invited to testify before Congress this year about sexual violence in the U.S. military, it was a breakthrough in work she had begun a decade earlier, and under very different circumstances. While serving as a Marine Corps captain at Camp Lejeune, N.C., in the ...

tagged: alumni, social justice

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Emory Campbell & Penn Center's Legacy

Posted by Nicholas Gray on February 14, 2013

Over 150 years after its founding, the Penn Center continues to inspire through its legacy of promoting freedom through education. In the above photo, a class visits in 2012. “This place will let you know, as you walk through with the Spanish moss hanging, that something happened here.”  —Emory Campbell ...

tagged: alumni, diversity, history, pemberton, social justice

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Newark Charter School Extends Bank Street’s Reach

Posted by Caitlin Terry on February 07, 2013

On February 5, the Newark Educators’ Community Charter School (NECCS) hosted an event to celebrate the newest additions to their leadership team, Bank Street alumnae Dina Velez ’05, Principal, and Davia Franklyn ’97, Director of Teaching and Learning. Bank Street’s partnership with NECCS extends and strengthens the College's commitment to ...

tagged: alumni, graduate school, newark

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In Memoriam: Suzanne Berliss 1918-2012

Posted by Nicholas Gray on November 14, 2012

Sue (center) at a theater benefit planning tea in 1964 with Sally Kerlin (left) and Lynn Straus. Sue at a 1991 alumni association luncheon. Notable Bank Street alumna Suzanne Frankel Berliss ’71 passed away peacefully on October 31, 2012, at the age of 94. Sue attended Goucher College in Baltimore ...

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DiMenna Children’s Museum Showcases a Bank Street Approach

Posted by Nicholas Gray on October 24, 2012

Nearly fifty Bank Street alumni, current students, and faculty members gathered at the New York Historical Society’s DiMenna Children's History Museum on October 19  for an educators’  talk commemorating the museum’s first anniversary. A museum-within-a-museum that occupies the New-York Historical Society's entire lower level, DiMenna includes character-based pavilions, a children's ...

tagged: alumni, bscaa, museum education

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At ‘Each One Teach One,’ Bank Street’s Reach on Display

Posted by Nicholas Gray on October 09, 2012

Bank Street is a tight-knit community, but in the daily hustle, it can be hard to stay updated on all the exciting projects that go on at the College. On September 29, the Graduate School’s Council of Students (COS) and Staff Council hosted Each One Teach One, an event designed ...

tagged: alumni, cos, faculty, staff council, students

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A New Honor at the 15th Annual Alumni Awards

Posted by Elisabeth Jakab on May 31, 2012

In a ceremony featuring the inauguration of its new Recent Graduate Award, the Bank Street College Alumni Association (BSCAA) presented its 15th Annual Alumni Awards on May 18, 2012, in Bank Street’s Tabas Auditorium. According to Jesse Pugh, BSCAA President, Traditionally, BSCAA honors recipients for a distinguished body of work ...

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What to do with a Master's in Education?

Posted by Elisabeth Jakab on May 01, 2012

What do you do with your Master’s in Education? Eager alumni filled Bank Street’s Tabas Auditorium on the evening of April 20, 2012, to find out from six renowned education professionals. Jesse Pugh ’76, BSCAA president, introduced Virginia Roach, Dean of the Graduate School, who said Career Night was an ...

tagged: alumni, bscaa, careers

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Helping the Lorax Speak for the Trees

Posted by Elisabeth Jakab on April 03, 2012

Ted Wells, a 2007 graduate of Bank Street's Childhood General Education program, teaches 4th grade at the Park School in Brookline, MA, and his students are savoring a heady accomplishment: their petition campaign succeeded in getting an environmental education message onto the website for the hit animated movie, The Lorax. “This was so empowering for ...

tagged: alumni, change, environment, media, reading, social justice, ted wells

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Tools Of The Trade: How To Land That Teaching Gig

Posted by Claire Daniel on February 27, 2012

Among the many Bank Street Alum who are doing cool things with their Master's in Education, five returned late February to share their stories in an event co-sposored by the Bank Street College Alumni Association and the Council of Students. They were, as pictured above, Jonathan Foy, Whendy Carter, Todd ...

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Baking with Sweet Loren: Loren Brill Shares Her Baking Secrets with Campers

Posted by Dylan Morgan on February 17, 2012

Loren Brill graduated in 1998 from the Bank Street School for Children. The following year she went to Riverdale Country School and then to the University of Southern California.  She was soon diagnosed with Lymphoma and finally beat the disease at age 22. She says she began to look at sweets ...

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From Campers to Staff: Accounts from School and Camp Alumni

Posted by Dylan Morgan on February 17, 2012

The following are accounts from Bank Street staff members who not only work at the Bank Street Summer Camp but are also Alumni of the School for Children and work in the School for Children during the school year. Bank Street Summer Camp is a continuously growing and welcoming community ...

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Pemberton Society Honors The Penn Center's 150th Anniversary

Posted by Elisabeth Jakab on February 05, 2012

For Black History Month, the Pemberton Society will put on an exhibit in the Bankstreet Lobby of historic photographs and memorabilia from the Penn Center, the very first school for freed slaves, and the heart of the unique Gullah culture. The exhibit will also feature the work of such renowned Gullah ...

tagged: alumni, black history month, diversity, fern khan, history, long trip, pemberton society

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Best Of The Alumni Blog In 2011

Posted by Claire Daniel on December 27, 2011

With 2011 quickly coming to a close, it’s time we look back at the events and experiences that shaped the lives of our fellow Bank Streeters. What have our students and alumni been up to? Here is a sampling of the many wonderful posts featured on the Alumni Blog in ...

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