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Bank Street Releases Occasional Paper Series #48

The new Bank Street Occasional Paper Series #48—“Learning Within Socio-Political Landscapes: (Re)imagining Children’s Geographies”—launched today to explore tools, technologies, and practices that can deepen children’s understanding of their immediate environment and how it relates to broader socio-political landscapes. In the Q&A below, guest editors Kathryn Lanouette, GSE ’06, Assistant Professor of Learning Sciences and Science […]

Charisse Taylor, keynote speaker at Bank Street's 2022 Barbara Biber Convocation

Annual Barbara Biber Convocation Features Dr. Charisse Taylor

On Tuesday, September 6, Bank Street Graduate School of Education welcomed a new group of graduate students as well as faculty, staff, and alumni at the annual Barbara Biber Convocation. The event, which is a centerpiece of orientation for incoming students and celebrates the start of the school year, provides an opportunity for the College […]

Early Childhood Policy Fellows

Early Childhood Policy Fellowship Welcomes Inaugural Cohort This Fall

This fall, Bank Street’s Learning Starts At Birth initiative will welcome its first cohort of fellows for the Early Childhood Policy Fellowship. This new professional learning opportunity was designed to support mid-career early childhood policy and system leaders in navigating real-world challenges and problems of practice and was born out of a greater mission to […]

Dr. Chazz leads virtual panel discussion at 2022 Infancy Institute

Bank Street Infancy Institute Explores Behavior in Young Children and Early Educators

In late June, Bank Street Graduate School hosted its 46th annual Infancy Institute, a three-day conference that offers training and intensive workshops for early childhood professionals who work with infants and toddlers. This year’s conference welcomed over 175 teachers, caregivers, early intervention specialists, home visitors, social workers, and others to reflect on their practice and […]

Participants from EdPrepLab's virtual convening

EdPrepLab Convening Explores Support Teachers Need to Enact Equity-Focused, Deeper Learning Practices

As the nation continues to emerge from the trauma of the pandemic, students, educators, and learning communities need support now more than ever. This June,  Educator Preparation Laboratory (EdPrepLab), an initiative led by Bank Street Graduate School of Education and Learning Policy Institute to harness the collective strengths of exemplary preparation programs from across the […]

Early Childhood Policy Fellowship

Early Childhood Policy Fellowship Launches to Help Support System Transformation

The early childhood field received significant attention throughout the pandemic, generating an important opportunity for long-overdue systemic change. As leaders grapple with workforce shortages, funding disparities, system-wide inequity, COVID-19 recovery efforts, and more, their need for support is greater than ever. Earlier this year, Bank Street’s Learning Starts At Birth initiative received funding to launch […]

Catherine Main, Director of Early Childhood Education, University of Illinois, Chicago

Learning Starts At Birth and The Hunt Institute Co-Host Webinar Series on Strengthening Investments in the Early Childhood Workforce

On June 8, Learning Starts At Birth at Bank Street College, in collaboration with The Hunt Institute, hosted a webinar titled “Career Pathways: Strengthening the Expertise of the Early Childhood Workforce” to explore the role of professional learning programs in advancing the early education field. The webinar was the first session in a three-part series […]

Bank Street's Karen DeMoss and U.S. Education Secretary Miguel Cardona

U.S. Education Secretary Miguel Cardona Shares Vision for the Teacher Workforce 

On Thursday, June 9, the Bank Street Education Center’s Prepared To Teach initiative welcomed U.S. Education Secretary Miguel Cardona for a discussion on recruiting, supporting, and retaining high-quality teachers across the country. During the event, Secretary Cardona shared his vision for how the Department of Education, as well as states, districts, and higher education institutions, […]

Bank Street Hosts Its First-Ever Alumni Weekend

Bank Street College of Education hosted its first annual Alumni Weekend on June 3-4, 2022, drawing many alumni from the Bank Street Graduate School of Education, School for Children, and Liberty LEADS back to campus. During the two-day event, alumni reconnected with old friends, expanded their professional networks, honored outstanding alumni with awards, and learned […]

BSCAA Alumni Award Winner 2022

Distinguished Graduates Honored at Annual BSCAA Awards Ceremony

On Friday, June 3, the Bank Street College Alumni Association (BSCAA) hosted a ceremony for its annual Alumni Awards, a tradition that recognizes outstanding alumni for their contributions and dedication to the field of education. Five awardees were honored at the ceremony, which brought together the winners, their families and friends, Bank Street alumni, faculty, […]

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Bank Street Community Gathers Virtually for Bank Street Celebration Event

On Tuesday, April 26, 120 guests gathered for the Bank Street Celebration: The World As Our Classroom event, which recognized the College’s many contributions to the field of education and raised funds to support its vital work. Formerly the Annual Dinner, the Bank Street Celebration welcomed friends from the Bank Street community and beyond to […]

Shael Polakow-Suransky

Bank Street College Announces Contract Extension for President Shael Polakow-Suransky

The Board of Trustees at Bank Street College of Education has unanimously approved a five-year contract extension for President Shael Polakow-Suransky, GSE, ’00. The new contract will begin in July 2022, at the start of his ninth year in the role. “The Board is pleased to extend President Polakow-Suransky’s contract as leader of Bank Street […]

Bank Street Graduate School of Education’s annual Teaching Kindergarten Conference: Where Did the Garden Go? hosted by Continuing Professional Studies

Teaching Kindergarten Conference Focuses on “Rediscovering the Joy and Purpose of Kindergarten”

On April 8 and 9, teachers, administrators, higher education faculty, and more gathered online for Bank Street Graduate School of Education’s annual Teaching Kindergarten Conference: Where Did the Garden Go? hosted by Continuing Professional Studies. The event celebrates the important role of kindergarten in the lives of young children and provides learning opportunities for educators to enrich their […]