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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 […]

Diane Newman, Travis Wright, and Cecelia Traugh

Travis Wright Talks Risk and Resilience in Children at Annual Barbara Biber Convocation

On September 2nd, accomplished educator Travis Wright delivered a compelling presentation at Bank Street titled “Reframing Resilience for Children with Challenging Lives” as part of the College’s 22nd annual Barbara Biber Convocation. Wright is an Assistant Professor of Childhood Studies, Multicultural Education, and Teacher Preparation at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and was on leave over the 2015-16 […]

special needs advocates visit Bank Street

Advocates for Special Needs Profiled in New York Times

Anastasia and Alba Somoza, twin sisters and special needs advocates, were profiled in The New York Times on July 27, 2016. Anastasia spoke at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia and highlighted Alba, a frequent lecturer at Bank Street College. Read the full article and learn more about the Somoza sisters’ advocacy in The New York Times.

Bank Street picture book exhibit

“The Picture Book Re-Imagined” Exhibit Opens

On Tuesday, July 12th, “The Picture Book Re-Imagined,” a collaborative exhibit between Bank Street College of Education and the Pratt Institute, opened, featuring original children’s book artwork, manuscripts, and archival materials. This joint exhibition highlights the ongoing legacy of the two institutions in shaping children’s literature as an art form and runs through September 15 […]

Two School for Children teachers

Train Teachers like Doctors

Over the past year, a small team at Bank Street has been grappling with the challenge of how to improve teacher preparation nationwide. This morning, The New York Times published an op-ed by President Shael Polakow-Suransky, Josh Thomases, Dean of Innovation, Policy, and Research, and Karen DeMoss, Director of the Sustainable Funding Project, titled “Train Teachers like Doctors.” In […]

Diverse students in School for Children

Letter to the Community About Our Racial Justice and Advocacy Program

On Friday, July 1, the New York Post posted an article on its website regarding the Bank Street School for Children’s Racial Justice and Advocacy program. In response, the administration distributed the following letter to the Bank Street community, inviting feedback and opening a dialogue about the article and the school’s diversity program: Dear Bank Street Community, […]

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Dean Traugh Explores the Influence of the Teacher Educator in Education Week

As a growing number of teacher educators and policy leaders continue to examine the most effective approaches to teacher preparation, Dean Cecelia Traugh invites education reformers to take a closer look at the teacher education model of Bank Street College in the recently published Education Week op-ed titled “Classroom Practice and the Influence of the Teacher Educator.” […]

Infancy Institute group shot

29th Annual Infancy Institute Features Laura Martin

From June 21-23, Banks Street’s Infant and Family Development and Early Intervention Program held the 29th Annual Infancy Institute conference with keynote speaker Laura Martin, ITFS. Martin, a mental health and disabilities specialist at Verner Center for Early Learning in Asheville, NC, shared how decoding children’s behavior can help caregivers make sense of what they see […]

Jed Lippard

Diversity and Leadership

As you may know, this week the New York Post published another disturbing article about our school and Anshu Wahi’s leadership.  The Bank Street College of Education and its School for Children stand firmly behind the courageous leadership that Anshu demonstrated throughout her four years as Director of Diversity and Community.  During her time at […]