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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 […]

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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 […]

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Bank Street Releases Occasional Paper Series #47

The new Bank Street Occasional Paper Series #47—“Disabled Lives and Pandemic Lives: Stories of Human Precarity”—launched today to highlight how the viewpoints and life experiences of people living with disabilities can provide insight and strength for all of us living through a pandemic. In the Q&A below, Carol Rogers-Shaw, Adjunct Professor, University of Dayton, and author of […]

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Community Celebrates Second Annual Bank Street Giving Day

On Friday, March 11, Bank Street celebrated its second annual Bank Street Giving Day, a 24-hour fundraising event that allowed the College community to come together to further its commitment to children, families, and teachers. Spearheaded by Bank Street’s Development & Alumni Relations Office (DARO), the event raised a total of $78,141, surpassing its $55,000 […]

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. […]

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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 […]