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Alumni Author Opinion Piece on Leadership

Posted by Rachel Reda on June 29, 2016

Pat Finley, GSE ‘06, and Damon McCord, GSE ‘04, graduates of Bank Street’s Educational Leadership program, recently authored an opinion piece in Chalkbeat titled “We’re co-principals. So why won’t the Department of Education treat us this way?” Finley and McCord are the co-founders and co-principals of Metropolitan Expeditionary Learning School ...

tagged: damon mccord, metropolitan expeditionary learning school, pat finley

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Bank Street Releases Occasional Papers #35 Progressive Practices in Public Schools

Posted by Bank Street on May 24, 2016

  The new Bank Street Occasional Papers #35, titled Progressive Practices in Public Schools, launched today to provide educators with a closer look at progressive programs and pedagogy that are too often hidden from view.  The series contains nine papers examining how teachers and administrators are modeling rich and compelling ...

tagged: jonathan silin, meredith moore, occasional paper series, progressive practices in public schools

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Bank Street Honors Winners of 2016 Irma Black Award and Cook Prize

Posted by Bank Street on May 23, 2016

On May 19th, the Bank Street Center for Children’s Literature devoted a morning to recognizing the finalists and winners of this year’s Irma Black Award and Cook Prize, two awards dedicated to acknowledging outstanding examples of children’s picture books.  The Irma Black Award evaluates children’s books on the basis that ...

tagged: alan marks, anne vittur kennedy, april chu, cook prize, iacopo bruno, irma black award, jon agee, laurie wallmark, lisa kahn schnell, mara rockliff, michael hall, ole könnecke, scott magoon

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Annual BSCAA Awards Ceremony Celebrates Distinguished Alumni in the Field

Posted by Bank Street on May 06, 2016

On Thursday, May 5th, Bank Street faculty, staff, alumni, and friends gathered for the Centennial Bank Street College Alumni Association (BSCAA) Awards Ceremony, which recognized six exceptional Graduate School alumni for their outstanding contributions to the field of education.    The honorees were made up of teachers, leaders, administrators, and ...

tagged: bscaa, gary crow, jonathan silin, laura ensler, lucy west, maritza mcdonald, wendy pollock

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Adam Gidwitz visits the School for Children as the Dorothy Carter Writer-in-Residence

Posted by Bank Street on April 27, 2016

From April 6th to April 14th, Adam Gidwitz, Bank Street alumnus and bestselling author of A Tale Dark and Grimm and other children’s novels, worked intensively with 9s/10s students in the School for Children on their novel writing as part of Bank Street’s Dorothy Carter Writer-in-Residence program. Throughout the two-week ...

tagged: adam gidwitz, dorothy carter, school for children, writer-in-residence

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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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Bank Street Participates in Newly Released Study on Cultural Responsiveness

Posted by Bank Street on March 22, 2016

The Migration Policy Institute, a think tank based in Washington, DC, recently published a report based on work by Bank Street’s former National Center on Cultural and Linguistic Responsiveness (NCCLR). The study, called “Providing a Head Start: Improving Access to Early Childhood Education for Refugees,” examined the language and cultural ...

tagged: brycs, chenoa allen, clea mcneely, faith lamb-parker, lyn morland, migration policy institute, ncclr, nicole ives, office of head start, office of refugee resettlement, tarima levine

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Children’s Book Committee Presents Annual Awards for Excellence in Children’s Literature

Posted by Bank Street on March 14, 2016

On March 10th, the Bank Street Children’s Book Committee held its annual “Best Children’s Books of the Year” awards ceremony, which honored the recipients of three distinctive awards for outstanding children’s literature. The winners included: Voice of Freedom: Fannie Lou Hamer, Spirit of the Civil Rights by Carole Boston Weatherford ...

tagged: best children's book of the year, carole boston weatherford, children's book committee, ekua holmes, kimberly brubaker bradley, marilyn nelson, my seneca village, the war that saved my life, voice of freedom: fannie lou hamer

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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 ...

tagged: diversity, graduate school, principals, seen and heard, weismann symposium

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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 ...

tagged: betsy grob, fretta reitzes, julie diamond, seen and heard, teaching kindergarten

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Bank Street News

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, ...

tagged: billie gastic, cecelia traugh, cristian solorza, faith lamb-parker, gabriel guyton, inaugural symposium, marjorie brickley, pamela wheeler-civita, sarah willis, shael polakow-suransky, the schools we want, valerie purdie-vaughns

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Graduate School

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 a ...

tagged: accreditation, caep, graduate school

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Bank Street News

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 News

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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Graduate School

28th Annual Infancy Institute

Posted by Gretchen Adams on August 14, 2015

The 28th Infancy Institute took place at Bank Street College this past June under the coordination of Margie Brickley, Program Director of the Infant & Family Development and Early Intervention program. A gathering of infant and toddler professionals, the event featured a schedule of presentations and interactive workshops, as well ...

tagged: gopnik, graduate school, infancy institute

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Family Center

The Family Center on Teaching & Generosity

Posted by Bank Street on August 13, 2015

by Virginia Casper & Gabriel Guyton Generosity is central to our work at the Family Center. Our classroom teachers are generous with their time, skills, information, and kindness. We try to parallel our teaching process with children with the way we are with each other. In being present and intentional, we become ...

tagged: family center, generosity

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School for Children

Bank Street School for Children Students & Faculty Talk About Race on WNYC

Posted by Kate Marcus on July 08, 2015

Naila Strong (center) during a discussion on what it means to be white with her seventh grade classmates at the Bank Street School (Richard Yeh/WNYC) Over the past several months, WNYC has produced a series of audio and video segments about what it's like to be a 12 year old, ...

tagged: being12, diversity, race, school for children

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Bank Street News

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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Bank Street News

Robie Harris Tackles Sensitive Issues in Appropriate Ways

Posted by Rachel Reda on April 22, 2015

In the early 1970s, Robie H. Harris sat in Central Park, holding her first-born baby boy. Her young nephews surrounded her, fascinated by the infant, and started asking questions. How do you know when he’s hungry? How does he learn to talk? How does he learn to walk? When did ...

tagged: center for children's literature, children's authors, picture books, robie harris

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Bank Street News

Bank Street & Yale on Books as the Building Blocks of Play

Posted by Rachel Reda on April 20, 2015

Children have been playing for centuries. Through play, they acquire their own lens for observing the world around them. While parents and educators can provide children with tangible resources to inspire play, they cannot teach them how to play. It’s something that comes naturally, and is a crucial stage in ...

tagged: authors, center for children's literature, child development, play, yale

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Bank Street News

Kwame Alexander: Poetry and the Common Humanity

Posted by Rachel Reda on April 08, 2015

As a child, Kwame Alexander might have been the only young boy to get excited when his father told him to clean out the garage. For Kwame, the garage was a world of discovery. This particular space in their Virginia home was cluttered with milk crates stacked high, containing books ...

tagged: center for children's literature, writer-in-residence, ya

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Graduate School

Comparative and International Society Annual Conference

Posted by Gretchen Adams on March 16, 2015

Last week, for the first time ever, Bank Street was represented at the annual conference of the Comparative and International Education Society held in Washington, DC. The conference is a major gathering that brings together academics, policy makers, and practitioners in the field of global education. Bank Street alumni and ...

tagged: cies, graduate school, international initiatives, nepal, rato bangala

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Chancellor Fariña Visits Bank Street Book Store

Posted by Nicholas Gray on March 01, 2015

On Thursday, February 26, Bank Street Book Store hosted New York City Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña for a book talk. She read from Dr. Seuss' Hooray for Diffendoofer Day!, a celebration of great educators who go beyond rote memorization tactics in order to teach students "how to think." The event, ...

tagged: bookstore, leadership, literacy, nycdoe

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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 Students Share Their Integrative Master’s Projects

Posted by Gretchen Adams on January 28, 2015

The Integrative Master’s Project (IMP) is the culminating component of a graduate student’s work at Bank Street College, integrating theoretical knowledge with experiences at Bank Street and in the field. Students have three options to choose from based on their learning style and preference—Independent Study, Portfolio, or Site-Based or Collaborative ...

tagged: collaborative student faculty inquiry, graduate school, imp, site-based inquiry

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Race, Social Justice, and Our Community

Posted by Shael Polakow-Suransky on December 12, 2014

Update: On December 4, a day after the grand jury decision in the Eric Garner case was announced, Bank Street's Council of Students (COS) and student group Bank Street Anti-Racist Allies convened a forum to discuss openly issues of racism and community. MSNBC's Toure connected with Chris Black, graduate student ...

tagged: community, cos, social justice, support

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Bank Street Bookstore Gets a New Lease

Posted by Nicholas Gray on September 01, 2014

Renowned Upper West Side bookstore for children, teachers, and families will move to new location in March 2015. Read More Signs of Literary Life for Two Booksellers on the Upper West Side, via New York Times  Media Inquiries Nicholas GrayCommunications Directorngray@bankstreet.edu September 2, 2014 — Bank Street College of Education today announced ...

tagged: bookstore, literacy, neighborhood

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Graduate School Earns NCATE Accreditation

Posted by Nicholas Gray on June 14, 2014

National accrediting body recognizes College’s success in preparing exceptional teachers and leaders for today’s classrooms. Bank Street College of Education has earned accreditation from the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) through 2020 for its master’s degree programs in its Graduate School of Education. The accreditation recognizes Bank ...

tagged: academics, accreditation

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Alumni

40 Years Later: Now Can We Talk?

Posted by Caitlin Terry on February 13, 2014

Over 80 alumni, parents, faculty members, staff, and friends gathered at Bank Street in celebration of Black History Month to attend a screening and panel discussion hosted by the Pemberton Society and Staff Council’s Diversity Committee. They shared the documentary film 40 Years Later: Now Can We Talk?, which explores the ...

tagged: diversity, history, law, scholarships

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Bank Street Appoints Jackson Kytle Head of IPR

Posted by Nicholas Gray on January 15, 2014

Jackson Kytle has been appointed Interim Dean of Innovation, Policy, and Research (IPR). In that role, Kytle oversees the College Library, Bank Street Head Start, the high school dropout-prevention and college-readiness program Liberty LEADS, Occasional Papers, and other grant-funded and contract-based research and policy initiatives. Kytle will also lead Bank ...

tagged: accreditation, cabinet, ipr, policy

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Q&A: Math, Diversity & the Common Core

Posted by Nicholas Gray on December 19, 2013

Nneka Sutherland, a student in Bank Street’s Leadership in Mathematics Education program, is an experienced teacher and a veteran of both public and charter schools in New York City and Montreal. In addition to pursuing a master’s degree at Bank Street, she is a full time teacher at a public ...

tagged: diversity, leadership, math, networks, standards

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Making Power Visible

Posted by Michael Hansen on November 21, 2013

Making Power Visible: Home Grown Community-Based Learning from Karachi to Philadelphia to You  At the end of October, the Graduate School hosted the event Making Power Visible: Home Grown Community-Based Learning from Karachi to Philadelphia to You, with the Council of Students (COS). Presented by Yue Fang, president of COS, ...

tagged: community-based projects, graduate school, international initiatives

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Family Center

Chirlane McCray Visits Bank Street

Posted by Nicholas Gray on November 12, 2013

On October 24, Bank Street hosted Chirlane McCray — writer, activist, and wife of then-mayoral nominee Bill De Blasio. McCray accompanied Dean of the College Jon Snyder and Children’s Programs Dean Alexis Wright on a tour that included a visit to the Children’s Library, which holds one of the state’s ...

tagged: family center, library, visits

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Library

Emergent Curriculum at Progressive Education Conference

Posted by Nicholas Gray on November 04, 2013

In October, Allie Bruce, Bank Street’s Children’s Librarian, and Anshu Wahi, the School for Children’s Director of Diversity and Community, traveled to Los Angeles to present at the Progressive Education Network (PEN) conference. Their presentation, “Loudness in the Library: Empowering Students to Think Critically About Identity and Bias,” demonstrated the ...

tagged: children's literature, diversity, emergent, progressive

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Library

Are All Book Covers Created Equal?

Posted by Allison Bruce on July 31, 2013

Last fall, during a booktalking session with Bank Street Children's Librarian Allie Bruce, an 11-year-old girl in Jamie Steinfeld's 11/12s Humanities class asked, "Why is there a bird on that cover, when every other cover you've shown us so far has a picture of the main character?" A big question, ...

tagged: diversity, equity, literacy, literature

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Liberty LEADS

Liberty LEADS 2nd Annual Benefit

Posted by Michael Hansen on June 21, 2013

Liberty LEADS is pleased to report that our Spring Benefit was a resounding success! On June 3rd, we hosted a festive evening at Havana Central for Liberty donors, alumni, Advisory Board Members, staff, students and parents. We welcomed several new friends to the Liberty LEADS community and reported on the ...

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School for Children

The School for Children Is Reducing Its Ecological Footprint with a Composting Initiative

Posted by Katie Peshut on April 23, 2013

On Monday, April 15, the School for Children (SFC) launched a composting initiative in the cafeteria and kitchen, due in large part to the focused efforts of the Parents Association's Green Action Committee. Green Action Committee member and first-year parent Laura Sametz spearheaded this initiative after helping to implement a ...

tagged: composting, green action committee, school for children

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Instructional Technology

Jeannie Crowley Brings Meaningful Learning Online

Posted by Nicholas Gray on April 09, 2013

As online learning grows more commonplace in higher education, tech-savvy educators are moving away from justifying its viability and toward the more nuanced question of which models work best. Jeannie Crowley, Bank Street’s Director of Digital Media and Learning, has opened a lot of eyes to the potential of online ...

tagged: digital media, google, mooc, online learning

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School for Children 6th Graders Discuss Stereotypes on Book Cover Art with Knopf Editors

Posted by Katie Peshut on March 20, 2013

On March 13, School for Children (SFC) 6th grade students (11/12s) met with Knopf editors Erin Clarke and Michelle Frey for a conversation about cover design and marketing decisions. The impetus for this meeting began back in October during a booktalking session with Children's Librarian Allie Bruce. An 11-year-old girl ...

tagged: book editors, school for children, stereotypes

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Liberty LEADS Alum Earns NY Times Scholarship

Posted by Nicholas Gray on March 13, 2013

Eddy Cruz, Liberty LEADS alum and recipient of the New York Times Scholarship Eddy Cruz '13 is one of eight bright college-bound seniors to receive the New York Times Scholarship, out of hundreds that applied. Eddy joined Liberty LEADS in the Spring of 2010. Born and raised in the South ...

tagged: equity, scholarship

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Financial Aid

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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Library

Cartoonist Stephan Pastis Reads Debut Book to SFC Kids

Posted by Nicholas Gray on March 08, 2013

On March 1, Stephan Pastis, a nationally syndicated cartoonist for his work on Pearls Before Swine, and the students at Bank Street School for Children were the first to read his debut book for young people, Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made. Pastis visited the 10s/11s at the Bank Street School for Children, ...

tagged: literacy, reading

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Principals Institute Featured on NYCDOE “Leadership Pathways” Website

Posted by Amy Kline on March 04, 2013

The New York City Department of Education’s Division of Academics, Performance and Support (DAPS) Office of Leadership has just launched its new Leadership Pathways website, with Bank Street College’s own Principals Institute featured prominently on its database of Leadership Development Opportunities. The Leadership Pathways site was created by the DOE ...

tagged: building leader, cohort, doe, leadership, nycdoe, opportunity, principals institute, school leader

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Alumni

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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Infancy Institute Inspires Participants in its 25th Year

Posted by Nicholas Gray on July 02, 2012

Talking With Babies In a “Baby Watch” workshop, the workshop leader sits on a blue mat holding a wide-eyed 3-month old. She looks at the baby, speaking softly. He gazes at her and breaks into a wide smile. She speaks again. He makes several sounds. It is a conversation... Small ...

tagged: early intervention, family, infancy, infancy institute, nancy balaban, nancy mckeever, policy, research

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At the Bookstore, an Exciting Path Ahead

Posted by Andrew Laties on June 08, 2012

Six weeks ago I inherited management of the Bank Street Bookstore from my esteemed colleague Beth Puffer. During her decades of service, Beth placed millions of children’s books into the hands of young readers, and myriad professional books into the hands of teachers. Meanwhile, since 1985, I had been selling ...

tagged: bookstore, literacy, reading

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Instructional Technology

Passing the Torch: Bank Street’s Outstanding Service Award

Posted by Nicholas Gray on May 31, 2012

Each Fall and Spring, Bank Street presents the Outstanding Service Award. Sponsored by Human Resources and Staff Council, the award goes to a non-teaching staff member who has shown considerable dedication to the College. This spring, at a recent All-College meeting, Bank Street recognized the exceptional service of Devindra (“Chris”) Jagmohan. A ...

tagged: human resources, it, staff council

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Library

Irma Black Award: 40 Years of Kids’ Favorite Picture Books

Posted by Nicholas Gray on April 04, 2012

Each year, the Irma Simonton Black and James H. Black Award for Excellence in Children's Literature (Irma Black Award) goes to an outstanding book for young children—a book in which text and illustrations are inseparable, each enhancing and enlarging on the other to produce a singular whole. The Irma Black ...

tagged: children's books, cook prize, irma black, library, lisa von drasek, literacy, reading

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Bank Street News

Bank Streeters Come Out 'In Defense of Childhood'

Posted by Nicholas Gray on April 01, 2012

Bank Street faculty and graduate students were out in force at the In Defense of Childhood conference on March 10, 2012, at City College. With a theme of “Keeping the Joy of Learning Alive,” the conference inspired participants to support children in their cultural contexts and to use inquiry-based learning ...

tagged: betsy blachly, betsy grob, linda lake, lisa von drasek, literacy, peggy mcnamara, resilience, social justice

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Bank Street News

Bank Street’s New eBook For Parents And Educators

Posted by Nicholas Gray on March 16, 2012

In Spring 2010, President Elizabeth Dickey announced the annual Innova Grant—a program designed to spur innovation and encourage new initiatives from the College faculty. Each year, winning proposals receive start-up funds for their projects. One of 2011’s winning proposals, a collaboration from Lisa Von Drasek (Bank Street’s Children’s Librarian) and ...

tagged: cbc, children's book committee, ebook, innova, jeannie crowley, library, lisa von drasek, literacy, reading, technology

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Graduate School

“Fiesta Flamenco” in Teacher Education

Posted by Elisabeth Jakab on March 12, 2012

Workshops: Gateways to Understanding “The arts provide a different way of seeing the world, and help the learner better understand and interact with diverse peoples and areas of experience," says Harriet Lenk, Coordinator of the Lincoln Center Institute/Bank Street Collaborative. “Education in the performing arts should be an integral part of every non-arts teacher’s ...

tagged: graduate school, harriet lenk, lincoln center institute, supervised fieldwork, supervised fieldwork advisement

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Library

Children’s Book Committee Honors Five Books

Posted by Elisabeth Jakab on March 05, 2012

Tales ranging from the creation of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade, to the Titanic disaster, to the amusing trials of an older sister were among the five titles honored at the 2012 Children’sBookCommitteeAwards (CBC) on February 23, in the Bank Street auditorium. The CBC Online CBC Chair Linda Greengrass began the ...

tagged: cbc, children's book committee, children’s book committee awards, linda greengrass, lisa von drasek, the new cook science book prize

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Bank Street News

Hear Christine Quinn On 'Alternatives to School Closings'

Posted by Nicholas Gray on March 02, 2012

Amid intense political clamor about teacher accountability, performance standards, and education reform, the New York Times reports that the city’s Education Department remains on track to close 33 under-performing schools. When reopened, those schools will be renamed, and half their teachers will be replaced. The fate of their students remains ...

tagged: accountability, christine quinn, jon snyder, niemeyer, policy, social justice

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Bank Street News

‘Occasional Papers’ Challenges Politics of Accountability

Posted by Nicholas Gray on February 29, 2012

“Educators are not the enemy.” That’s the message of the latest issue of Bank Street’s Occasional Papers, according to guest co-editor Gail Boldt. This issue, the 27th published, and the second to be distributed exclusively online, tackles the subject of teacher accountability. In it, Boldt and her co-editor Bill Ayers ...

tagged: accountability, bill ayers, jonathan silin, occasional papers, policy, social justice

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Bill Ayers: How To Use Comics In The Classroom

Posted by Claire Daniel on February 06, 2012

On Saturday, February 4, over 60 educators braved the first snowstorm of 2012 to participate in The 12th Annual Language Series opening workshop, The Language of Sequential Art: Comics in the Classroom. Throughout the day, Bank Street alum Bill Ayers and cartoonist Ryan Alexander-Tanner led dual-language, bilingual, Special Ed., and monolingual ...

tagged: bill ayers, comics, language series, literacy, social justice

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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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Bank Street News

Whither Bank Street? Notes From The All-College

Posted by Nicholas Gray on December 13, 2011

On Wednesday, December 7, faculty and staff filled Bank Street’s auditorium for this winter’s installment of the quarterly All-College Meeting. The meeting, presented by Staff Council, offered a moment to express appreciation for the work of colleagues, and also to look ahead and think constructively about the challenges and opportunities ...

tagged: cheryl, council, facilities, simon, staff

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Bank Street News

Teaching, Learning, & 25.6 Gigs: Bank Street Goes Google

Posted by Nicholas Gray on December 08, 2011

Over the past year, Bank Street has been diving headlong into new technology projects that support the teaching, learning, and productivity of students, faculty, and staff. The College has seen the creation of a new website, the addition of an online learning system and an expanding selection of online courses, ...

tagged: apps, calendar, docs, gmail, google, IT, technology

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Bank Street for Children

Live from Bank Street: ‘Diary of a Wimpy Kid’

Posted by Claire Daniel on November 22, 2011

Author Jeff Kinney inspires students in the School for Children and observers all over the world. In the world of children’s literature, Jeff Kinney and his character Greg Heffley are rock stars, evidenced by the fact that the latest book, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Cabin Fever, is currently outpacing ...

tagged: comics, jeff kinney, library, lisa von drasek, literacy, susan goetz-haver

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Bank Street News

Pemberton Society Honors Those Who Inspire Service

Posted by Nicholas Gray on November 15, 2011

Growing up, Cheryl Pemberton knew little of her aunt Priscilla’s work—only that whatever kept her so busy had something to do with service. What she did know was that her aunt’s expectation “was to be educated, to be involved, and to be committed to a cause to help improve the human ...

tagged: david patterson, diversity, fern khan, lucia henley jack, pemberton society, tonya lewis lee

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Bank Street Celebrates Launch of ‘Out of the Classroom and into the World’

Posted by Elisabeth Jakab on November 02, 2011

On Wednesday, November 16, Bank Street celebrated the recent launch of faculty member Sal Vascellaro's (GS ’75) new book, Out of the Classroom and into the World: Learning from Field Trips, Educating from Experience, and Unlocking the Potential of Our Students and Teachers. In his book, Vascellaro presents a compelling ...

tagged: book, faculty, Lucy, Mitchell, publication, Sal, Sprague, Vascellaro

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NYC Officials, Authors Joined Bank Street Head Start to Break World Reading Record

Posted by Claire Daniel on October 21, 2011

On October 6, millions of people from across the country sat down to read from Anna Dewdney’s Llama Llama Red Pajama as part of a nationwide campaign intended to raise awareness on the importance of early childhood literacy. Bank Street Head Start hosted the flagship event, which included readings from ...

tagged: head start, literacy, peggy mcnamara

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