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Bank Street Supports 2nd Year of Pre-K for All

“Preparations have commenced for prekindergarten teachers to enter the second year of New York City’s Pre-K for All program, which aims to provide free, high-quality, full-day pre-K to every four-year-old across the five boroughs. This summer, Bank Street College of Education is providing professional development for the program in two areas essential to creating quality pre-K environments: Social […]

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28th Annual Infancy Institute

The 28th Infancy Institute took place at Bank Street College this past June under the coordination of Margie Brickley, Program Director of the Infant & Family Development and Early Intervention program. A gathering of infant and toddler professionals, the event featured a schedule of presentations and interactive workshops, as well as opportunities to visit a selection of early […]

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Bank Street Grads Pay it Forward in Successful Project

Research suggests that children who develop strong early math skills continue to perform well later on in school, not only in math but also in other areas of schooling. To further investigate this theory, social policy research organization MDRC teamed up with The Robin Hood Foundation to develop Making Pre-K Count, a research project based in 69 New York City public […]

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2015 Alumni Awards Ceremony Recognizes Outstanding Educators

On May 7, Bank Street College of Education hosted the 2015 Alumni Awards Ceremony, which celebrated Nina Jensen, Paula Rogovin, and Dania Vazquez for their outstanding achievements in education. During the ceremony, each educator stood before friends, family, esteemed colleagues, and members of the Bank Street community to share memorable moments from their careers, trends in […]

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Visit to NECCS Shows Progressive Practices in Public Setting

On May 5th, Bank Street hosted a conversation with renowned educator Deborah Meier as part of its annual Niemeyer Symposium, dedicated to Bank Street’s goal of serving as a national voice for children, beyond practice and into policy. Deborah, who has spent more than four decades in public education and has played a significant role in founding innovative […]

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Cecelia Traugh Selected as Graduate School Dean

Dear Colleagues, We are pleased to let you know that the search process for the Dean of the Graduate School has reached a successful conclusion. The Search Committee came to a unanimous and strong consensus and our recommendation was enthusiastically endorsed by Shael. We are excited to announce that Cecelia Traugh has accepted the position of Dean […]

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Relief Efforts in Nepal

Dear Colleagues: As you know, last Saturday a devastating earthquake hit Nepal near its capital of Kathmandu. The resulting losses remain unclear, and children and families face displacement, aftershocks, and complicated relief efforts. Bank Street has a history of partnerships with schools in Nepal, particularly the Ullens School and the Rato Bangala School.  Numerous members of our community […]

Robie Harris Tackles Sensitive Issues in Appropriate Ways

In the early 1970s, Robie H. Harris sat in Central Park, holding her first-born baby boy. Her young nephews surrounded her, fascinated by the infant, and started asking questions. How do you know when he’s hungry? How does he learn to talk? How does he learn to walk? When did I learn to talk and walk? Their curiosities captivated Robie, […]

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Bank Street and Yale on Books as the Building Blocks of Play

Children have been playing for centuries. Through play, they acquire their own lens for observing the world around them. While parents and educators can provide children with tangible resources to inspire play, they cannot teach them how to play. It’s something that comes naturally, and is a crucial stage in child development. This concept is […]

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Comparative and International Society Annual Conference

Last week, for the first time ever, Bank Street was represented at the annual conference of the Comparative and International Education Society held in Washington, DC. The conference is a major gathering that brings together academics, policy makers, and practitioners in the field of global education. Bank Street alumni and faculty Judith Gold, Ali McKersie, and Beth Norford were joined […]

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Chancellor Fariña Visits Bank Street Bookstore

On Thursday, February 26, Bank Street Bookstore hosted New York City Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña for a book talk. She read from Dr. Seuss’ Hooray for Diffendoofer Day!, a celebration of great educators who go beyond rote memorization tactics in order to teach students “how to think.” The event, held at the Book Store’s new location at West 107th Street […]