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Bank Street Graduate School of Education Receives Grant to Launch new TESOL Residency Program

This spring, the Bank Street Graduate School of Education received a grant from the Walton Family Foundation to help support the launch of a new Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Residency Program. The two-year program aims to support accessible, high-quality teacher preparation for educators pursuing TESOL certification while increasing diversity in the […]

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Bank Street Hosts Annual Infancy Institute: Our Bravest Selves

Research shows the earliest years of a child’s life, from birth to age three, are the most crucial in creating the foundation for future learning and behavioral development. From March 26–28, the Bank Street Graduate School of Education hosted its 32nd Annual Infancy Institute for caregivers, educators, parents, social workers, childcare professionals, and specialists to […]

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Annual Bank Street Safe & Sound Schools Conference Explores Building Safe School Communities

On December 8, the annual Bank Street Safe & Sound Schools Conference welcomed hundreds of teachers, caregivers, social workers, and administrators for a day of collaboration and study of Emotionally Responsive Practice in school settings. The conference featured a keynote presentation by Lesley Koplow, GSE ’79, Director of Emotionally Responsive Practice at Bank Street College, […]

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Bank Street Releases Occasional Paper Series #40

The new Bank Street Occasional Paper Series #40—“Am I Patriotic? Learning and Teaching the Complexities of Patriotism Here and Now”—launched today to examine patriotism as it relates to teaching and learning in schools and classrooms. A complex and often polarizing term with no straightforward definition, patriotism is explored in this issue through the lens of […]

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Barbara Biber Convocation Welcomes Poet Kwame Alexander

On September 4, Bank Street Graduate School of Education welcomed prolific poet and award-winning children’s author Kwame Alexander to speak at the College’s annual Barbara Biber Convocation. The esteemed lecture, which is the centerpiece of the Graduate School’s orientation each year and a welcome for incoming graduate students, creates a space for the College community […]

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Bank Street Welcomes New New York City Schools Chancellor and “Future Teachers Club” Students

On May 27, Bank Street College hosted New York City Schools Chancellor Richard A. Carranza and students from the International Network for Public Schools’ “Future Teachers Club” for conversations about how to become a teacher and about teaching and learning in classrooms where students learn English. During the event, the high-school students—who themselves are aspiring […]

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Library Salon Celebrates Launch of Occasional Paper Series #38

At the beginning of Bank Street’s Library Salon on November 3, guest speaker Jeanine Staples, Associate Professor of Literacy and Language, African American Studies, and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Pennsylvania State University and guest editor of the new Bank Street Occasional Paper Series #38, remarked: “Black and Brown girls and women in particular […]

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Graduate School Launches New Programs for Teachers through Grade 12

The Bank Street Graduate School of Education is launching two new master’s degree programs in areas with the deepest need: Teaching Students with Disabilities 7-12 Generalist and Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) pre-K-12. The first cohorts of graduate students will enter the new programs in the fall of 2018. Expanding on the […]

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Guttman Center Inaugural Cohort Graduates

This Saturday, June 17, the Guttman Center for Early Care & Education at Bank Street College held a commencement ceremony in Brooklyn, NY for the program’s inaugural cohort. A total of eleven practitioners from both center-based and family childcare centers completed the five-month program, which consisted of integrated coaching visits and coursework to help deepen […]

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 […]

National Association for the Education of Young Children’s (NAEYC) Annual Conference in Los Angeles

Bank Street Connects with Educators, Presents at 2016 NAEYC Conference

Faculty and staff from across Bank Street had the opportunity to showcase their work for thousands of early childhood educators from around the country at this year’s National Association for the Education of Young Children’s (NAEYC) Annual Conference in Los Angeles. The Bank Street community was represented by the Graduate School of Education, School for […]

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Ofelia García Receives Honorary Doctorate Degree

On May 12, 2016, the Graduate School recognized Ofelia García with an Honorary Doctorate degree as part of its annual Commencement ceremony at Riverside Church. Through the conferral of the Honorary Doctorate, Bank Street College seeks to recognize those individuals who have made an exemplary contribution to the field of education, and more broadly the lives of […]

Juan Rodriguez

Student Spotlight: Juan Rodriguez

In Bank Street’s Leadership in Museum Education Program, current museum educators prepare to take on leadership roles in the field by learning and experiencing the cutting-edge practices in play at museums across New York City. While most students enrolled in the program are employed in actual museums, some come from related cultural institutions where the same […]

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Graduate School Set to Expand with the Launch of Two New Programs

This September, the Graduate School of Education will launch two new master’s degree programs in areas with the deepest need: Teaching Students with Disabilities 7-12 Generalist and Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL). Expanding on the breadth of the school’s existing curriculum, resources, and faculty expertise, both programs will help increase Bank Street’s ability to attract […]