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The Division of Innovation, Policy and Research (IPR) is designed to build from Bank Street's strengths to expand our work on behalf of children, families, teachers, and schools. Our aim is to broaden Bank Street's impact in line with the mission of our founders: to build a better, more just society through education.

At its core, IPR maintains a research and development function. IPR works in partnership with the Graduate School of Education and the School for Children to expand our influence in the public sphere through specific programs, policy efforts, and direct work with children, families, and educators.

The division is purposefully designed to be lean and nimble, able to pivot towards important new opportunities for the College. Our work falls into five general domains: direct service to children and families, direct work with educators and practitioners, scholarship and innovation, policy, and new program development and incubation.

Contact Us

Josh Thomases
Dean of Innovation, Policy and Research
jthomases@bankstreet.edu
212-961-3346