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Bank Street Prepares for Second Annual Alumni and Friends Giving Day

As part of its fundraising campaign for the 2018-19 school year, the Development and External Relations Office is preparing to launch the College’s second annual Bank Street Alumni and Friends Giving Day campaign on Tuesday, November 27. Part of the global Giving Tuesday movement to promote philanthropic giving around the world, the special day will […]

Students discuss their Indigenous Peoples' Day Proposal

School for Children Students Make Change with Declaration of “Indigenous Peoples’ Day” at Bank Street College

By Jed Lippard, Dean of Children’s Programs Once again this year, on the second Monday of October, Bank Street College was closed for business. For the first time in our history, however, all Bank Street calendars marked this holiday as “Indigenous Peoples’ Day” rather than the federally recognized “Columbus Day.” While this change in nomenclature […]

Bank Street Launches New Website

After a year of planning and deep collaboration across the College, Bank Street launched its new website on Wednesday, June 27. The new site features enhanced content, new navigation, and a redesigned format to provide a better user experience and to further enhance Bank Street’s well-established position as a leader in progressive education. After an […]

Alumni Award winners 2018

Exceptional Graduate School Alumni Honored

On May 23, the Bank Street College Alumni Association (BSCAA) hosted its 21st annual Alumni Awards Ceremony & Tar Beach Reunion Party to celebrate outstanding Graduate School alumni who have made unparalleled contributions to the field of education. The ceremony, which is the culminating event for the Alumni Association each year, honored six graduates from […]

Akilah Rosado

Bank Street’s Akilah Rosado Honored With “Above and Beyond Award”

On March 28, Akilah Rosado, Vice President for Governance and Community Engagement at Bank Street College, was recognized with a 2018 Above and Beyond Award from City & State New York. Rosado was one of 30 Above and Beyond Award honorees representing New York’s most remarkable and powerful women in education, government, health, labor, law […]

Shael Polakow-Suransky, Jeffrey I. Sussman, and Yolanda Ferrell-Brown

Bank Street Community Gathers for 2018 Annual Dinner

On April 18, almost 400 Bank Street supporters and community members gathered at the American Museum of Natural History for the 2018 Annual Dinner, a yearly event dedicated to raising awareness and support of the College’s work championing positive change in the field of education. Titled “The First One Thousand Days of Life,” the celebratory […]

Congressman John Lewis at Bank Street's graduate commencement

Congressman John Lewis Honored at Graduate School of Education Commencement

On Thursday, May 11, the Bank Street Graduate School of Education awarded U.S. Representative John Lewis the degree of Doctor of Humane Letters, Honoris Causa during its annual commencement ceremony at Riverside Church in New York City. After receiving his award, Congressman Lewis took the stage to deliver a powerful keynote address to the class […]

View of the Statue of Liberty on the way to Bank Street's dinner at Ellis Island

Bank Street Hosts 2017 Annual Dinner on Ellis Island

On Tuesday, May 16, Bank Street held its 2017 Annual Dinner at the Ellis Island National Museum of Immigration to celebrate the College’s contributions to improving education for immigrant students in New York City. The event, which was attended by 250 guests including trustees, donors, faculty, staff, and friends of Bank Street, honored Roger W. […]

Lynn Straus and Sharon Ryan and Bank Street's president

Annual Niemeyer Series Welcomes Dr. Sharon Ryan

On April 19, Dr. Sharon Ryan, Director of the newly founded Straus Center for Young Children and Families at Bank Street College, delivered a lecture titled “Progressive Pedagogies and Public Policy: Reasserting Bank Street’s Research Presence in Debates About How Best to Use Early Childhood Education to Address Inequities.” Her speech was part of the […]

Workshop at Bank Street's Kindergarten Conference 2017

Bank Street Conference Examines the Importance of Kindergarten for Young Children

On April 21 and 22, over 200 kindergarten teachers, school leaders, policymakers, and other experts and practitioners flooded into Bank Street College for a conference titled, “Teaching Kindergarten: Where Did the Garden Go? Practice, Policy, and Advocacy.” The two-day sold-out conference was held to celebrate and reaffirm the unique and vital role of kindergarten in […]

Bank Street's centennial book is available at the Bank Street Bookstore

Community Celebrates Launch of “Celebrating Bank Street’s First 100 Years” Book

Available for Sale Now at the Bank Street Book Store On February 10, Bank Street hosted a celebratory event in the Library to toast the launch of Celebrating Bank Street’s First 100 Years, a book commemorating the College’s Centennial year and its historic impact on progressive education. Produced by Graduate School faculty member Hal Melnick, GSE ’74, and […]

The panel at the TESOL event at Bank STreet

Bank Street Hosts Panel Discussion to Support New TESOL Program

On Friday, January 27th, Bank Street welcomed a distinguished panel of experts to engage in a discussion around how educators can strengthen standards-based literacy practices across settings where multilingual students learn. The event was held to celebrate Bank Street Graduate School’s new Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) program, which was designed to […]

Jed Lippard

December Reflections

One of my favorite authors, Mark Twain, once professed, “Make your vocation your vacation.” While my first fall at Bank Street has been anything but a honeymoon, I can honestly say that I feel blessed to pursue my work and to hone my craft in an environment filled with such profound learning, laughter, and love. […]

Group shot at film screening of Paper Tigers at Bank Street

Bank Street Hosts Film Screening of Documentary Paper Tigers

On Tuesday, November 1, Bank Street hosted a film screening of Paper Tigers, a groundbreaking documentary that follows the lives of students and staff at Lincoln Alternative High School in rural Washington. Following the screening, a diverse panel of experts and practitioners took the stage to shed light on the film’s central theme—trauma-informed practice—and how it […]