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Center on Culture, Race & Equity Helps Transform School Culture in Washington, D.C.

Research shows educational disparities between Black and White students are widespread and begin as early as preschool. In fact, Black preschoolers are 3.6 times as likely to receive one or more out-of-school suspensions than their White peers. In 2014, the Center on Culture, Race & Equity (CCRE), a Bank Street program dedicated to working with […]

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Bank Street Education Center Releases Publication on Coaching Model for Adults

The Bank Street Education Center partners with schools and districts across the country to help improve teaching and learning at scale. This October, the team released “Coaching: How a Focus on Adult Development Leads to Improvements in Student Learning” to provide district leaders with a closer look at what meaningful teaching and learning looks like […]

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Prepared To Teach Launches Practice Makes Preparation: Teacher Stories Project

The United States has a fractured teacher preparation system and, as a result, many teachers arrive in the classroom with limited coursework, little real-world experience, and no practice in front of a full class. As the movement towards advancing quality teacher preparation begins to pick up steam, it is more important than ever that teacher […]

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Bank Street Education Center Releases Framework Tool to Help Support School System Change at Scale

This Summer, Bank Street Education Center School System Partnerships & Programs released the “District-Wide Instructional Initiative Framework” tool to help educators and school leaders successfully implement comprehensive district reform at scale. Grounded in research and over three years of observation during close collaboration with school districts across the country creating, strengthening, and monitoring improved instructional […]

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Bank Street Continues to Push Conversation Forward in Support of Funded Teacher Residencies

This spring, the Sustainable Funding Project, an initiative dedicated to finding pathways to support and sustain high-quality teacher preparation, changed its name to PREPARED TO TEACH: Sustainable Funding for Quality Teacher Preparation and released a new report titled “Following the Money: Exploring Residency Funding through the Lens of Economics.” “The name PREPARED TO TEACH captures […]

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Center on Culture, Race & Equity Helps Transform Early Childhood Practice in the Bronx

This past year, the Center on Culture, Race & Equity (CCRE) partnered with Highbridge Advisory Council, a Bronx-based community service organization, and BronxWorks, a human services organization and settlement house, to create the All Hands In Community Development Project, a community-based partnership designed to help improve educational outcomes for children in four pre-K settings across […]

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Sustainable Funding Project Leads Panel Discussion on Funding Strategies for Teacher Residencies

On September 28, the Sustainable Funding Project (SFP) welcomed a full house of educators, policymakers, and community stakeholders to the “Hidden in Plain Sight: Possibilities for Funding High-Quality Teacher Preparation” panel discussion to explore strategies for establishing yearlong co-teaching residencies for aspiring teachers. Designed to provide an opportunity for educators and thought leaders to take […]

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Bank Street Launches the New Haven Children’s Ideal Learning District

The Bank Street Education Center has joined forces with two leading early childhood organizations to help increase access to high-quality care and education for children birth to age eight in New Haven, CT. Together with the Trust for Learning, a coalition of grantmakers dedicated to spreading ideal learning programs across local communities, and the Friends […]

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Bank Street’s Center for Culturally Responsive Practice Changes Its Name

The Center for Culturally Responsive Practice at Bank Street is pleased to announce that it has changed its name to the Center on Culture, Race & Equity (CCRE) to more clearly communicate its scope of work in examining the intersection of culture, race, and equity in our nation’s classrooms and school communities. Moving ahead, the […]

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Bank Street Education Center Conducts Early Childhood Review in New Haven

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 a set of recommendations designed to help […]

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Sustainable Funding Project Launches Report Advocating Co-Teaching Residencies

As expectations for students and teachers continue to rise, there is growing urgency surrounding the issue of teacher preparation for the 21st century. To help create pathways toward the sustainable funding of high-quality preparation nationwide, Bank Street’s Sustainable Funding Project released its first report today titled “For the Public Good: Quality Preparation for Every Teacher.” The report asserts […]

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A Closer Look at the Sustainable Funding Project

As Jon Snyder recently wrote in his Education Week piece about Bank Street College graduates, “There is no question but that supporting each and every one of our children into and through deeper learning requires expert teaching.” People at Bank Street College couldn’t agree more, as evidenced by a century of expertise in and commitment […]