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Dr. Gholnescar Muhammad, Bank Street Niemeyer Series Lecture 2021

Niemeyer Series Welcomes Dr. Gholnescar Muhammad

On October 20, Dr. Gholnescar Muhammad, Associate Professor of Literacy, Language, and Culture at the University of Illinois at Chicago, presented an informative lecture at Bank Street College of Education titled “Cultivating Genius and Joy in Education through Culturally and Historically Responsive Pedagogies.” Her presentation was part of the College’s Niemeyer Series, an annual forum […]

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Bank Street Alumni Gather for Annual Sunset Chat

On Thursday, October 7, the Bank Street College Alumni Association (BSCAA) hosted the 2021 Sunset Chat, an annual conversation with Bank Street President Shael Polakow-Suransky, GSE ’00, and a networking opportunity for Bank Street Graduate School alumni. The virtual get-together offered a welcoming space for graduates to connect and hear about Bank Street’s recent work […]

Graduate School Celebrates Commencement and Honorary Doctorates

On May 6, the Bank Street Graduate School of Education celebrated its annual commencement ceremony, which was hosted via livestream in honor of our graduates from Summer 2019, Fall 2019, Spring 2020, Summer 2020, Fall 2020, and Spring 2021. The ceremony also recognized the degree of Doctor of Humane Letters, Honoris Causa to two recipients: […]

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Bank Street Celebrates Successful First Giving Day

On Friday, March 12, Bank Street celebrated its first-ever Giving Day, a 24-hour fundraising campaign that allowed the College community to come together to recognize its enduring mission and further its impact on students, families, and communities. The inaugural event, which was spearheaded by Bank Street’s Development & Alumni Relations Office (DARO), raised over $63,200, […]

2021 Graduate School Alumni Career Panelists

Graduate School Alumni Panel Explores Career Advancement in Uncertain Times

On April 7, Bank Street’s Alumni Relations and Career Services Offices hosted “Bank Street’s Career Advancement Alumni Panel: How to Market Yourself During Global Uncertainty.” The virtual event convened a panel of Bank Street alumni with diverse roles in the education field to share more about how they’ve navigated their professional journeys during uncertain times. […]

Jonathan Silin

Bank Street Releases Occasional Paper Series #45

The new Occasional Paper Series #45—“Welcoming Narratives in Education: A Tribute to the Life Work of Jonathan Silin”—launched today to celebrate Jonathan Silin, GSE ’70, who served as editor-in-chief of the series for 17 years. This issue is a testament to his tremendous work as an educator and, more specifically, to his love of storytelling, […]

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Bank Street Releases Occasional Paper Series #44

The new Bank Street Occasional Paper Series #44—“Facilitating Conversations on Difficult Topics in the Classroom: Teachers’ Stories of Opening Spaces Using Children’s Literature”—launched to explore how educators can use children’s books to approach complicated, sensitive, and challenging topics with their students. This issue draws on the experiences of real teachers and the diverse titles they’ve […]

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Community Gathers to Reflect on Post-Election Civility

On October 27, over 200 Bank Street faculty, staff, alumni, families, and trustees gathered online for a discussion titled, “2020 Post-Election Civility: A Virtual Panel for Talking to Children About the November 3 Election.” Hosted by the Bank Street Alumni Relations Office, the event convened a panel of Graduate School alumni with a wealth of […]

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Niemeyer Series Welcomes Amy Stuart Wells

On November 19, Amy Stuart Wells, Professor of Sociology and Education and Director of the Reimagining Education Summer Institute at Teachers College, Columbia University, presented an informative lecture at Bank Street College titled “Segregated Pedagogy; Segregated Schools: The Role of Progressive Education in the Drive for More Culturally Responsive Schools.” Her presentation was part of […]

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Bank Street Releases Occasional Paper Series #42

The new Bank Street Occasional Paper Series #42—”Promise in Infant-Toddler Care and Education”—launched today to highlight inequities in the early childhood field and explore how we can work toward designing and funding more meaningful care and education for our youngest children. In the interview below, Guest Editors Sharon Ryan and Virginia Casper provide additional insight […]

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Bookstore Launches Monthly Subscription Program

This spring, the Bank Street Bookstore launched its new Monthly Book Subscription program to help bring new children’s and young adult books straight to your doorstep. For an annual fee of $150, bookstore experts carefully select and mail a newly released book each month to a child’s home address. Titles are chosen based on each […]

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Bank Street Statement on US-Mexico Border Conditions for Children and Families

Bank Street College of Education is dedicated to advancing the human rights of every person, as defined under international law. Drawing on our collective knowledge of children and our 100-year history as their advocates, we condemn in the strongest possible terms the conditions in which children detained by the Departments of Homeland Security and Heath and Human […]

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Graduate School of Education Welcomes National Center for Children in Poverty  

The Graduate School of Education announced the addition of the National Center for Children in Poverty (NCCP), a non-partisan public policy research organization dedicated to improving the lives of low-income children and their families. Under the auspices of Bank Street, NCCP will continue conducting original family-oriented research and translating it into actionable recommendations that advocates, […]

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Bank Street Honors Children’s Book Authors at Annual Awards Ceremony

On April 4, the Children’s Book Committee at Bank Street College welcomed librarians, authors, illustrators, editors, and more from the children’s literature community for its annual awards ceremony. Presented by the Bank Street Center for Children’s Literature, the awards recognize the recipients of the Flora Stieglitz Straus Award for nonfiction, the Claudia Lewis Award for […]

Carla Shalaby

Bank Street Hosts Carla Shalaby for the Annual Niemeyer Series

On November 8, Dr. Carla Shalaby, Research Specialist at the University of Michigan and author of Troublemakers: Lessons in Freedom From Young Children at School, delivered a presentation titled “On a Curriculum of Human Being: Learning Love, Freedom, and Troublemaking From and With Children.” Her speech was part of the Niemeyer Series, an annual forum […]