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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 […]

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Graduate School Alumni Panel Explores Career Advancement in Uncertain Times

On April 7, Bank Street’s Alumni Relations and Career Services Offices hosted “Bank Street’s Career Advancement Alumni Panel: How to Market Yourself During Global Uncertainty.” The virtual event convened a panel of Bank Street alumni with diverse roles in the education field to share more about how they’ve navigated their professional journeys during uncertain times. […]

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Graduate School of Education Announces a New Brooklyn-Based Teacher Residency Program in Childhood Special and General Education

Research shows that teacher preparation programs with hands-on practice in a real classroom produce more effective teachers who stay in the profession longer and strengthen schools over time.   To help prepare more high-quality, culturally responsive educators in Brooklyn, New York, the Graduate School of Education announced a partnership with the New York City Department of […]

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Emotionally Responsive Schools Conference Supports Mental Health

As educators continue to experience unique challenges during the pandemic, the issue of mental health support for both adults and the children who they care for is of crucial importance. On December 4, Bank Street Graduate School of Education hosted its annual Emotionally Responsive Schools Conference for early childhood, elementary, and middle school educators to […]

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The Language Series Explores Anti-Racist Teaching

On October 24, Bank Street Graduate School of Education hosted the Language Series conference online, an annual event to help educators strengthen their practice with developmentally appropriate language learning tools and techniques. This year’s topic, “Anti-Racist Language Teaching,” provided space for educators to explore approaches that support language-minoritized children and build their understanding of curriculum […]

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Bank Street Releases Occasional Paper Series #44

The new Bank Street Occasional Paper Series #44—“Facilitating Conversations on Difficult Topics in the Classroom: Teachers’ Stories of Opening Spaces Using Children’s Literature”—launched to explore how educators can use children’s books to approach complicated, sensitive, and challenging topics with their students. This issue draws on the experiences of real teachers and the diverse titles they’ve […]

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Barbara Biber Convocation Kicks Off 2020-21 School Year

On Tuesday, September 8, 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 new school year, provides an opportunity for the College community to […]

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Tutoring Network Launches for Bank Street Alumni and Educators

Tutoring provides the one-on-one support students may need to help them reach their full potential and build confidence both inside and outside the classroom. For educators, tutoring offers flexibility in their schedules and supplemental income. For both students and tutors, the experience can be a rich and rewarding opportunity for teaching and learning. On June 18, […]

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Bank Street Hosts Alumni of Color Event to Honor Black Pain and Celebrate Black Joy

On June 19, Chesapeake, Maryland-based saxophonist Brian Lenair played a silky-smooth rendition of “Someday We’ll All Be Free” as guests entered a virtual Zoom room for the Bank Street College of Education Alumni Association’s (BSCAA) Alumni of Color Virtual Conversation event. The music’s healing embrace aimed to inspire hope for change and soothe the spirits […]

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Graduate School of Education Celebrates the Class of 2020

This May, the Bank Street Graduate School of Education conferred degrees to 262 graduate students of the Class of 2020, celebrating a new crop of educators prepared to bring Bank Street’s approach to teaching and learning into schools and communities where students live and learn. To recognize the achievements of the graduates during this period […]

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Annual BSCAA Awards Honor Exceptional Bank Street Alumni

On May 7, Bank Street College Alumni Association (BSCAA) announced the recipients of its annual Alumni Awards, a tradition that celebrates outstanding alumni for their contributions and dedication to the field of education. Six awardees will be honored at a ceremony in Spring 2021, which will bring together award winners and their families and friends […]

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New Inquiry Series Explores Cross-Institutional Collaboration

Teacher and principal preparation programs play a key role in supporting educators to create student-centered environments that promote deeper learning and build the next generation of equitable schools. To help strengthen preparation programs across the United States, the Educator Preparation Laboratory (EdPrepLab) launched the Inquiry Brief Series, a set of publications supporting and documenting the […]

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Emotionally Responsive Schools Conference Explores Mental Health in Education

On November 8, Bank Street Graduate School of Education hosted its Emotionally Responsive Schools Conference, an annual event inviting early childhood, elementary, and middle school educators to participate in a day of collaboration and hands-on learning focused on child development, social and emotional learning, and techniques for building supportive relationships and school communities. In a […]

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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 […]