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Bank Street Hosts Its First-Ever Alumni Weekend

Bank Street College of Education hosted its first annual Alumni Weekend on June 3-4, 2022, drawing many alumni from the Bank Street Graduate School of Education, School for Children, and Liberty LEADS back to campus. During the two-day event, alumni reconnected with old friends, expanded their professional networks, honored outstanding alumni with awards, and learned […]

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Distinguished Graduates Honored at Annual BSCAA Awards Ceremony

On Friday, June 3, the Bank Street College Alumni Association (BSCAA) hosted a ceremony for its annual Alumni Awards, a tradition that recognizes outstanding alumni for their contributions and dedication to the field of education. Five awardees were honored at the ceremony, which brought together the winners, their families and friends, Bank Street alumni, faculty, […]

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Bank Street Educators Discuss Approaches to Supporting Meaningful Civic Learning and Engagement

On May 10, educators from the Bank Street Graduate School of Education and School for Children presented a discussion titled “Sustained Civic Learning and Engagement: Building Bridges Through Perspective Taking and Geographic Inquiry” to share knowledge on how teachers can draw on students’ diverse life experiences to catalyze deep and sustained civic education and engagement. […]

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Bank Street Community Gathers Virtually for Bank Street Celebration Event

On Tuesday, April 26, 120 guests gathered for the Bank Street Celebration: The World As Our Classroom event, which recognized the College’s many contributions to the field of education and raised funds to support its vital work. Formerly the Annual Dinner, the Bank Street Celebration welcomed friends from the Bank Street community and beyond to […]

Bank Street Graduate School of Education’s annual Teaching Kindergarten Conference: Where Did the Garden Go? hosted by Continuing Professional Studies

Teaching Kindergarten Conference Focuses on “Rediscovering the Joy and Purpose of Kindergarten”

On April 8 and 9, teachers, administrators, higher education faculty, and more gathered online for Bank Street Graduate School of Education’s annual Teaching Kindergarten Conference: Where Did the Garden Go? hosted by Continuing Professional Studies. The event celebrates the important role of kindergarten in the lives of young children and provides learning opportunities for educators to enrich their […]

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Community Celebrates Second Annual Bank Street Giving Day

On Friday, March 11, Bank Street celebrated its second annual Bank Street Giving Day, a 24-hour fundraising event that allowed the College community to come together to further its commitment to children, families, and teachers. Spearheaded by Bank Street’s Development & Alumni Relations Office (DARO), the event raised a total of $78,141, surpassing its $55,000 […]

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Emotionally Responsive Schools Conference Explores Healing Classrooms Amid the Pandemic

On December 10, Bank Street Graduate School of Education hosted its annual Emotionally Responsive Schools Conference for early childhood, elementary, and other educators to deepen their understanding of child development and social and emotional learning. This year’s virtual conference explored the theme of rebuilding learning environments in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic as students and […]

Dr. Gholnescar Muhammad, Bank Street Niemeyer Series Lecture 2021

Niemeyer Series Welcomes Dr. Gholnescar Muhammad

On October 20, Dr. Gholnescar Muhammad, Associate Professor of Literacy, Language, and Culture at the University of Illinois at Chicago, presented an informative lecture at Bank Street College of Education titled “Cultivating Genius and Joy in Education through Culturally and Historically Responsive Pedagogies.” Her presentation was part of the College’s Niemeyer Series, an annual forum […]

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Bank Street Alumni Gather for Annual Sunset Chat

On Thursday, October 7, the Bank Street College Alumni Association (BSCAA) hosted the 2021 Sunset Chat, an annual conversation with Bank Street President Shael Polakow-Suransky, GSE ’00, and a networking opportunity for Bank Street Graduate School alumni. The virtual get-together offered a welcoming space for graduates to connect and hear about Bank Street’s recent work […]

Yolanda Sealey-Ruiz presented at the 2021 Barbara Biber Convocation at Bank Street Graduate School of Education

Annual Barbara Biber Convocation Features Dr. Yolanda Sealey-Ruiz

On Thursday, September 2, Bank Street Graduate School of Education welcomed a new group of graduate students, faculty, staff, and alumni at the annual Barbara Biber Convocation. The event, which is a centerpiece of orientation for incoming students and celebrates the start of the school year, provides an opportunity for the College community to engage […]

Graduate School Celebrates Commencement and Honorary Doctorates

On May 6, the Bank Street Graduate School of Education celebrated its annual commencement ceremony, which was hosted via livestream in honor of our graduates from Summer 2019, Fall 2019, Spring 2020, Summer 2020, Fall 2020, and Spring 2021. The ceremony also recognized the degree of Doctor of Humane Letters, Honoris Causa to two recipients: […]

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Teaching Kindergarten Conference Examines “Making Good Trouble”

This April, teachers, administrators, higher education faculty, and more gathered online for Bank Street Graduate School of Education’s annual Teaching Kindergarten Conference: Where Did the Garden Go? hosted by Continuing Professional Studies. The event celebrates the important role of kindergarten in the lives of young children and provides learning opportunities for educators to enrich their […]

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Bank Street Infancy Institute Explores Racial Consciousness and Social Justice

This March, Bank Street Graduate School of Education hosted the Infancy Institute, an annual conference for educators, caregivers, child care professionals, and others to explore new developments in early childhood research and strengthen their practice with tools for supporting young children and their families. This year, the virtual conference focused on “Racial Consciousness and Social […]