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Bank Street Concludes Five-Year Partnership with NYC Pre-K Explore Program

This summer, the Bank Street Education Center will conclude its partnership with the NYC Department of Education (NYCDOE) Pre-K Explore program after five years of professional development and coaching support for early childhood educators. The collaboration focused on helping pre-K teachers and leaders implement Building Blocks, a 30-week curriculum that encourages young children to understand […]

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National Learning Network Supports Teacher Residency Partnerships in Seven States

Bank Street believes that teachers should learn through the same kinds of intensive clinical-practice models as those used in medicine and other professions. Prepared To Teach at Bank Street College helps realize this vision by finding pathways to support and sustain high-quality teacher preparation so every teacher is ready to take on the challenges of […]

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New Paper Explores “Throughline of Learning” Model for Instructional Improvement

Framing instructional improvement strategies as ongoing, coordinated learning opportunities can help school systems create both positive professional learning opportunities for educators and more ambitious and equitable outcomes for students. On March 31, the Bank Street Education Center released “Becoming a System of Professional Learning: Conceptualizing Improvement as a Throughline of Learning,” a new paper introducing […]

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Bank Street Awarded $11.2M Grant to Continue Work with Yonkers Public Schools

On December 10, Bank Street College was awarded an $11.2M Networks for School Improvement grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to continue the Bank Street Education Center’s work strengthening middle school math education in Yonkers Public Schools. The new funding will allow the center to continue its collaboration with 20 schools to help […]

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Education Center Continues Work to Transform New Haven’s Early Care and Education Landscape

This January, the Bank Street Education Center released a strategic plan titled “Implementing NH ChILD: A Comprehensive Approach to Professional Learning to Reach All New Haven Early Childhood Educators.” The publication is the first document to be released in a series of plans following the April 2017 NH ChILD white paper titled “Making the Case: […]

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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 […]