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Bank Street Launches Early Childhood Policy Center

Posted by Rachel Reda on September 22, 2015

The Straus Center for Young Children and Families, a new research and policy center housed at Bank Street College of Education, will explore the core questions and concerns of educators and policymakers focused on improving the lives of young children and their families. To celebrate the Straus Center’s launch and to ...

tagged: anat weisenfreund, early childhood education, education policy, kristina satchell, lawrence aber, lynn straus, straus center for young children and families, takiema bunche smith, virginia casper, yasmin dorrian

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Graduate School

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 academic ...

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

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Bank Street Supports 2nd Year of Pre-K for All

Posted by Nicholas Gray on August 17, 2015

Preparations have commenced for prekindergarten teachers to enter the second year of New York City’s Pre-K for All program, which aims to provide free, high-quality, full-day pre-K to every four-year-old across the five boroughs. This summer, Bank Street College of Education is providing professional development for the program in two ...

tagged: early childhood, math, nycdoe, pre-k, professional development, social and emotional learning

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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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Bank Street News

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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Graduate School

Bank Street to Offer Master’s Program in the Bronx

Posted by Nicholas Gray on February 04, 2015

Graduate School of Education will partner with BronxWorks to offer a community-based Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education. The expansion of Universal Pre-K in New York City offers thousands of young children access to early learning. To further children’s success, teachers in community-based programs need support to earn master’s degrees that ...

tagged: community, early childhood, graduate school

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Bank Street for Children

Music Teacher Betsy Blachly on WNYC Schoolbook

Posted by Kate Marcus on December 02, 2014

If you were tuned in to WNYC early this week, you may have heard Betsy Blachly, School for Children music teacher, explain how she reaches her young students through song in an interview and report about city efforts to expand music in the classrooms.  Why does a musical message touch kids more ...

tagged: early childhood, music, pre-k

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Bank Street News

Bank Street Hosts Panel on Universal Pre-Kindergarten in NYC

Posted by Nicholas Gray on April 20, 2014

Dr. Samuel J. Meisels of the Buffett Early Childhood Institute moderated the April 23 panel featuring top officials from NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio’s administration at the College’s Niemeyer Series. Updated 5/2/2014 — On April 23, Bank Street College of Education in New York City hosted a panel discussion titled Universal ...

tagged: early childhood, niemeyer, policy

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Graduate School

Graduate Students Visit Adaptive Design Workshop

Posted by Virginia Casper on May 22, 2013

The Adaptive Design Association recently hosted the Bank Street’s World of the Infant class to put their knowledge about children birth-to-three and their families to work. Candidates in Infancy Programs are learning to be professionals in the field of early care and education, early intervention, and for the Dual Degree with ...

tagged: 0-3, design, early childhood, infancy, students

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Graduate School

Virginia Casper on 'Eldridge & Co.'

Posted by Nicholas Gray on March 27, 2013

Virginia Casper, Director of Bank Street's Infant and Family Development and Early Intervention programs, was recently interviewed on CUNY TV's Eldridge & Co. The program, aired on March 27, covered issues, challenges, and opportunities in the field of early childhood care, including early intervention and developmental and educational services. On the ...

tagged: development, early childhood, infancy

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Bank Street Commends Reform Initiatives from Governor Cuomo

Posted by Nicholas Gray on January 11, 2013

In his New York State of the State address on January 9, Governor Andrew Cuomo championed several initiatives proposed by the New NY Education Reform Commission, on which Bank Street President Elizabeth Dickey serves. The Commission presented its Education Action Plan to the Governor in early January, after nearly a year of ...

tagged: early childhood, government, policy, pre-k, reform

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