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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 ...

tagged: bank street library, davia franklyn, elizabeth gordon rosenfeld, jessica dadigan, library salon, medard thomas, progressive education, steve evangelista

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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

tagged: bank street graduate school, education week, jon snyder, scope, stanford, teacher preparation

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Bank Street Hosts Site Visits and Workshops at 2015 PEN Conference

Posted by Rachel Reda on October 15, 2015

The future of progressive education relies heavily on collaboration between teachers, administrators, and school personnel who believe strongly in the power of the practice. In order to facilitate the sharing of ideas, best practices, and experiences among these individuals, the Progressive Education Network hosts national conferences and supports

tagged: bank street, claire mansfield, emily linsay, gabriel guyton, margie brickley, morika tsujimura, pamela wheeler-civita, pen conference, progressive education, progressive educators network, sarah willis, school for children

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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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Herbert P. Ginsburg Talks "Young Children's Marvelous Mathematical Minds"

Posted by Rachel Reda on September 03, 2015

The late Barbara Biber was a central figure in shaping Bank Street since its inception as the Bureau of Educational Experiments—but her impact as a researcher and scholar rippled outward, affecting change in the wider educational community. To memorialize her progressive legacy and to mark the beginning of the

tagged: bank street, barbara biber, child psychology, early childhood education, herbert p. ginsburg, mathematics

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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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Bank Street Grads Pay it Forward in Successful Project

Posted by Rachel Reda on July 16, 2015

Research suggests that children who develop strong early math skills continue to perform well later on in school, not only in math but also in other areas of schooling. To further investigate this theory, social policy research organization MDRC teamed up with The Robin Hood Foundation to develop Making Pre-K ...

tagged: bank street, building blocks, early childhood education, erica buchanan, katherine baldwin, making pre-k count, math, mdrc, professional development, robin hood foundation

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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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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 ...

tagged: alumni, bank street, bank street alumni, dawn campbell, outstanding alumni

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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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Visit to NECCS Shows Progressive Practices in Public Setting

Posted by Rachel Reda on May 12, 2015

On May 5th, Bank Street hosted a conversation with renowned educator Deborah Meier as part of its annual Niemeyer Symposium, dedicated to Bank Street’s goal of serving as a national voice for children, beyond practice and into policy. Deborah, who has spent more than four decades in public education and ...

tagged: bank street, davia franklyn, deborah meier, dina velez, newark educators' community charter school, progressive education, public school

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Presenting at PEN Conference

Posted by Kate Marcus on October 29, 2013

Three faculty members from the School for Children and the librarian participated in the annual Progressive Education Network (PEN) Conference in Los Angeles October 10-12. Roberta Berman, Shop Teacher; 12/13s Head Teacher Nayantara Mhatre, and Anshu Wahi, Director of Diversity and Community with Allie Bruce, Librarian; prepared and taught workshops ...

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Latest Camp News

Posted by Dylan Morgan on January 28, 2013

Heal the Children In conjunction with the American Camping Association's Heal the Children program, The Bank Street Summer Camp is proud to offer two scholarships for the summer of 2013. Heal the Children is a "campership" program created in response to, and in support of, families that have suffered the ...

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‘Funny Food’: Kids, Please DO Play with Your Food

Posted by Nicholas Gray on April 06, 2012

A little man with tomato ears standing on toast legs looks up at you through yellow egg yolk eyes, while a strawberry-winged blackberry butterfly shows off its luminous colors. What to do but eat them? These fanciful critters are the breakfast creations of Bill Wurtzel, who, for over

tagged: bank street bookstore, book launch, claire wurtzel, graduate school, health, inclusion, linda levine, special education

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From Camper to Camp Director: Cookie Shapiro Shares Her Experiences

Posted by Dylan Morgan on February 17, 2012

The following is an interview with Cookie Shapiro, the Director of the Bank Street Summer Camp. Tell me about your first Summer Camp experience. I started as a camper at Camp Gilowat. It’s no longer in business, but I was a camper there for two weeks one summer in August, ...

tagged: bank street summer camp, camp director, cookie shapiro

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