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Bank Street Releases Occasional Paper Series #42

The new Bank Street Occasional Paper Series #42—”Promise in Infant-Toddler Care and Education”—launched today to highlight inequities in the early childhood field and explore how we can work toward designing and funding more meaningful care and education for our youngest children. In the interview below, Guest Editors Sharon Ryan and Virginia Casper provide additional insight […]

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Annual Barbara Biber Convocation Welcomes Django Paris

On Tuesday, September 3, a new cohort of graduate students flooded into Bank Street’s halls for their first day of the 2019-20 school year. After a full day of orientation activities, the Graduate School held its annual Barbara Biber Convocation, the centerpiece of orientation and an annual opportunity for the College community to engage with […]

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New Academic Programs Expand Graduate School of Education’s Impact

Every year, public elementary and secondary schools welcome nearly 700,000 additional students—all with a range of learning styles and diverse needs. Meanwhile, schools and districts across the country are facing teacher shortages in many areas and need qualified educators who know how to effectively teach the children in their classrooms. As part of an overall […]

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Bank Street Statement on US-Mexico Border Conditions for Children and Families

Bank Street College of Education is dedicated to advancing the human rights of every person, as defined under international law. Drawing on our collective knowledge of children and our 100-year history as their advocates, we condemn in the strongest possible terms the conditions in which children detained by the Departments of Homeland Security and Heath and Human […]

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Graduate School of Education Welcomes National Center for Children in Poverty  

The Graduate School of Education announced the addition of the National Center for Children in Poverty (NCCP), a non-partisan public policy research organization dedicated to improving the lives of low-income children and their families. Under the auspices of Bank Street, NCCP will continue conducting original family-oriented research and translating it into actionable recommendations that advocates, […]

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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 […]