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Dean Cecelia Traugh speaks at the podium during the 2019 Alumni Awards

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 […]

Django Paris presenting at Biber Convocation

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 […]

Statue of Liberty mural at Bank Street

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 […]

Workshop Safe & Sound Schools Conference 2018

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, […]

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 […]

Kwame Alexander, Cecelia Traugh, Wendi Williams, and Shael Polakow-Suransky

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 […]

High school future teachers club meets with New York City school chancellor Richard Carranza

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 […]