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Guttman Center's inaugural class graduates

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 […]

Ofelia Garcia

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 […]

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Education Week Spotlights Research Study on Bank Street Teacher Preparation

As thought leaders continue to explore the most promising approaches to teacher preparation, we are pleased to share with you a post published in Education Week by Jon Snyder, Executive Director of the Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education (SCOPE) and former Dean of Bank Street Graduate School of Education, titled “Teaching for a Changing World: The Graduates of Bank […]

Arthur Mattia with symposium attendee.

Weismann Symposium & Dinner Focuses on Creating Diverse Schools

On December 16, the Graduate School hosted a Weismann Symposium & Dinner titled “How New York City Principals are Creating More Diverse Schools.” The panel discussion, moderated by Rima Shore, addressed how leaders in progressive education can advocate for and support diversity in New York City public schools. Six principals from local elementary schools serving […]

Audience at Language Series

Educators Convene for Language Series 2015

In early November, the Graduate School hosted the 16th annual Language Series, a two-day conference designed to help educators explore the critical role that language plays in students’ social and academic success. This year’s conference, titled “Language and the Brain,” featured a keynote presentation by Dr. Mark Bertin, a pediatrician, and developmental and behavioral expert. His talk […]

Catie Huennekens

Bank Street Hosts Conference on ‘Safe and Sound Schools’

On December 7, Bank Street’s Center for Emotionally Responsive Practice (ERP) hosted over 175 educators at a conference titled “Our Community of Safe and Sound Schools.” The day featured workshops on coping with trauma in schools and building a deep understanding of the social and emotional foundations of children’s learning. It was the first in what will […]

Cynthia Weill, Director of the Center for Children’s Literature; Dean Cecelia Traugh; Graduate School faculty members Nancy McKeever and Peggy McNamara at the Library Salon.

Dean Cecelia Traugh Speaks at the Library Salon

On December 4, alumni, faculty, and students gathered at the fourth Library Salon to meet Cecelia Traugh, Dean of the Graduate School of Education. After mingling with guests over wine and hors-d’oeuvres, Cecelia discussed her longtime interest in the ongoing development of teacher knowledge and shared insights about her use of the inquiry method throughout her career. […]

Herbert Ginsburg chalk drawing

Herbert P. Ginsburg Talks “Young Children’s Marvelous Mathematical Minds”

The late Barbara Biber was a central figure in shaping Bank Street since its inception as the Bureau of Educational Experiments—but her impact as a researcher and scholar rippled outward, affecting change in the wider educational community. To memorialize her progressive legacy and to mark the beginning of the academic year, Bank Street Graduate School hosts the Barbara Biber Convocation each […]

Richard Rothstein

Richard Rothstein Receives Honorary Doctorate

On May 14, 2015, the Graduate School recognized Richard Rothstein 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 […]

Cecelia Traugh

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 […]

Weisman Symposium guests mingle over dinner

Creating a Culture of Professional Development in Schools

The first Weismann Symposium and Dinner for the spring took place on March 25 and featured three Bank Street graduates as panelists: John O’Reilly, Principal of Academy of Arts and Letters; Nigel Pugh, Principal of Richard R. Green High School of Teaching; and Dina Velez, Principal of Newark Educators Collaborative Charter School. Rebecca Rohr Ritter, […]