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New Reports Find Aligned Math Interventions in Pre-K and Kindergarten Narrow the Achievement Gap

Posted by Bank Street on March 06, 2018

New findings released by social policy and research organization MDRC show that aligned math-focused interventions in pre-K and kindergarten reduce the achievement gap. Researchers examined the impact of two New York City public school programs—Making Pre-K Count, which supported the implementation of high-quality math curriculum in preschools, and High 5s, ...

tagged: building-blocks, high-5s, making-pre-k-count, mdrc

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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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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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Steven Antonelli on Men in Pre-K

Posted by Bank Street on November 04, 2014

Steven Antonelli “When I graduated with my master’s degree, my mentor in the college—when he heard I was going to teach preschool—told me, ‘oh Steven, I thought you were going to be a real teacher.’” It was over two decades ago that Steven Antonelli, Director of Bank Street Head Start, ...

tagged: head start, pre-k

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For 4-Year-Olds, Play is Serious Work

Posted by Bank Street on October 22, 2014

President Shael Polakow-Suransky Over the past year, due in large part to Mayor Bill de Blasio’s early education initiative, there has been much discussion about the benefits of providing access to Universal Pre-Kindergarten (UPK) for families of all backgrounds and means. Following on the city’s pre-K expansion, in “The Building ...

tagged: child development, play, universal pre-k

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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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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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