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

Posted by Bank Street on June 29, 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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Bank Street Education Center Conducts Early Childhood Review in New Haven

Posted by Bank Street on June 29, 2016

Earlier this year, the Bank Street Education Center conducted an early childhood review of New Haven Public Schools in Connecticut to help assess early childhood practices, resources, and supports within the district’s Head Start, School Readiness, and public magnet school pre-k programs. The five-month process led to the creation of ...

tagged: allyx schiavone, bank street education center, davia brown-franklyn, doug knecht, nancy mckeever, new haven public schools

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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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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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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 of Bank Street Graduate School of Education, titled ...

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

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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 reminds us that teachers are also learners. He advocates for ...

tagged: collaboration, education reform, 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 regional gatherings ...

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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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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Alumni

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 academic ...

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

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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 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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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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Graduate School

Cecelia Traugh Selected as Graduate School Dean

Posted by Bank Street on May 12, 2015

Dear Colleagues,  We are pleased to let you know that the search process for the Dean of the Graduate School has reached a successful conclusion. The Search Committee came to a unanimous and strong consensus and our recommendation was enthusiastically endorsed by Shael.   We are excited to announce that Cecelia ...

tagged: cabinet, dean, progressive education

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Lincoln Center Education at Bank Street College

Posted by Gretchen Adams on February 19, 2015

The Annual Lincoln Center Advisory Event was held on Wednesday, February 18. In partnership with Bank Street College, Lincoln Center Education (LCE) offers this special one-day workshop for teacher candidates at Bank Street every year. The program is run by teaching artists and focused on LCE methodology in aesthetic education ...

tagged: aesthetic education, graduate school, lincoln center education

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Navigating Danielson and APR; Can Teacher Development and High-Stakes Evaluation Co-Exist?

Posted by Michael Hansen on March 04, 2014

From protecting teachers to leveraging the Danielson Framework for school change, how are the NYC leaders navigating the new evaluation system in their schools?On February 26th, the Bank Street community engaged in the first Weismann Dinner for 2014. Once again, the selected panel of distinguished educators did not disappoint and ...

tagged: danielson, educational change, leadership, weismann dinner

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Assemblyman Walter Mosley visits Liberty LEADS

Posted by Ana Lisa Tiburcio on January 06, 2014

Assemblyman Walter Mosely with Liberty LEADS students. Liberty LEADS was honored to have Assemblyman Walter Mosley, representative of the 57th district of New York, visit our program on December 10th, 2013. Mosley is a champion of issues such as education, immigration, and non-discriminatory policies—issues our students and their families face ...

tagged: education, immigration, walter mosley

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Bank Street Faculty Launch Math for All

Posted by Nicholas Gray on April 23, 2013

Bank Street math faculty launch Math for All: Video Case-based Professional Development Kits for Teacher Development On Monday, April 22, Bank Street College of Education and Corwin Press launched Math for All at an event celebrating the product at the College. Math for All helps teachers implement standards-based math lessons that ...

tagged: inclusion, math, special education, stem

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Graduate School Establishes Peter Greeman Scholarship Program

Posted by Nicholas Gray on March 12, 2013

Peter Greeman Bank Street is pleased to announce that our Graduate School has been selected by Community Teachers Initiative (CTI) to establish a Peter Greeman Scholarship program. The scholarship will be granted to an incoming graduate student who commits to teaching upon graduation in a New York City public school ...

tagged: equity, financial aid, literacy, scholarship, urban education

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Bank Street Around the World: International Education

Posted by Nicholas Gray on December 04, 2012

On November 29, Bank Street College held a panel discussion, Opportunities in International Education, to bring together the different experiences of Bank Street staff and alumni to inform current students and educators who are thinking of working or traveling abroad.Dr. David Penberg (’84)—whose teaching and leadership experience has brought him to ...

tagged: continuing education, cps, international

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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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Fern Khan, Educator & Advocate, Retires

Posted by Bank Street on June 27, 2012

On June 21, the Bank Street College community gathered to mark the close of Fern Khan’s remarkable tenure at Bank Street College. Over the years, Fern has been a School for Children parent, a parent trustee, a statutory trustee, Dean of the Division of Continuing Education for 22 years, and ...

tagged: advocacy, continuing education, fern khan, liberty leads, policy, social justice

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'Math for All': Now Every Student Can Learn

Posted by Elisabeth Jakab on June 01, 2012

Math for All is a ground-breaking multimedia professional development math program that utilizes collaboration between special education and general education teachers to provide high quality, standards-based math instruction for grades K - 5 to all students, including ESL students, those with disabilities, and others with different learning styles. Meeting the ...

tagged: inclusive, learning resources, math, publications, special education

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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 fifty years, ...

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

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Bilingual Education and Foreign Language Instruction in Progressive Education

Posted by Dara Eisenstein on April 03, 2012

On March 29, 2012, Karina Otoya-Knapp of the Bank Street College's Graduate School of Education was invited for a second time to be a discussant at NYU’s Annual International Education Doctoral Conference: Advancing Global Education in Austere Times. In her panel discussion, panelists from across the country offered a comparative ...

tagged: bilingual education, graduate school

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Dean's Corner: Three Wishes For 2012

Posted by Bank Street on January 19, 2012

In the event that the turning of a calendar year is like an Aladdin's lamp and I am entitled to three wishes, here are three wishes for educational policy in 2012 (and no, the first one is NOT the wish for three more wishes). Wish #1 I wish that educational ...

tagged: dean's corner, educational policy, jon snyder

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On Expertise & Expectations

Posted by Bank Street on November 03, 2011

On September 24, Bank Street College had the honor of hosting a conference conducted by the NYC Coalition for Educational Justice, the Urban Youth Collaborative, and the Alliance for Quality Education. The topic was effective alternatives to school closings. School leaders, district officials, school partner organizations, teachers, and community members ...

tagged: dean's corner, educational policy, jon snyder

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