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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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School for Children

Bank Streeter Turned Marine Fights for Justice

Posted by Nicholas Gray on April 19, 2013

By Sean Piccoli When Anu Bhagwati, SFC '89, was invited to testify before Congress this year about sexual violence in the U.S. military, it was a breakthrough in work she had begun a decade earlier, and under very different circumstances. While serving as a Marine Corps captain at Camp Lejeune, N.C., in the ...

tagged: alumni, social justice

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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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Bank Street News

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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Graduate School

Helping the Lorax Speak for the Trees

Posted by Elisabeth Jakab on April 03, 2012

Ted Wells, a 2007 graduate of Bank Street's Childhood General Education program, teaches 4th grade at the Park School in Brookline, MA, and his students are savoring a heady accomplishment: their petition campaign succeeded in getting an environmental education message onto the website for the hit animated movie, The Lorax. “This was so empowering for ...

tagged: alumni, change, environment, media, reading, social justice, ted wells

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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

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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Bank Street

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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