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ason Reynolds (left), Brendan Kiely (right)

“All American Boys” Authors Meet with 7th Graders

Two stories of two teenagers located 400 miles apart in two metropolis US cities 20 years ago inspired one novel that is relevant, important and most of all needed. Jason Reynolds, from Washington, DC, and Brendan Kiely, from Boston, MA, both now living in New York City, visited Bank Street School for Children in early […]

Jed Lippard

Get to Know Jed Lippard

After an extensive search spanning several months, Bank Street recently selected Jed Lippard as its new Dean of Children’s Programs. Lippard’s impressive portfolio as an innovative educational leader was outlined in a letter to the Bank Street community this winter. Recently, I had the opportunity to learn more about him as we prepare for his […]

children at the symposium

School for Children Students Attend Annual Young Men of Color Symposium

On Saturday, March 12, 250 or so boys of color, grades 6-12, and their chaperones convened at Ethical Culture Fieldston School’s Riverdale campus for the 3rd annual Young Men of Color Symposium. This year’s theme was “I Am Present: Using My Voice for Action,” a tie in with the novel All American Boys, whose co-authors Jason […]

Jed Lippard

Dean of Children’s Programs Named

The Dean of Children’s Programs Search Committee is delighted to announce that Jed Lippard will be our next Dean of Children’s Programs, starting July 2016. Jed is an accomplished and innovative educational leader with deep experience in progressive education. He has worked at two highly respected progressive schools over the last 21 years and maintained a consistent […]

Gregory David and Maria Richa at the 95th annual National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) conference in New Orleans.

SFC Teachers Present Integrated Biomes Curriculum at National Conference

In November, School for Children teachers Gregory David and Maria Richa presented an integrated social studies and art curriculum on biomes at the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) in New Orleans. The presentation, titled “Making Experiences Concrete: Learning about Biomes while Making Dioramas,” focused on how teachers can use a blended curriculum to help students understand how […]

School for Children alumna Miri Navasky

Outstanding Alumni: Miri Navasky

A School for Children alum (’82), Miri Navasky has produced numerous groundbreaking documentaries with her co-producer Karen O’Connor for PBS FRONTLINE, the esteemed public affairs series. Many of her films have won awards including The Undertaking (2007) which won an Emmy Award for Best Arts and Cultural Documentary, The New Asylums (2005) won the Robert F. Kennedy Grand Prize Journalism Award and The Killer at Thurston High […]

Naila Strong (center) during a discussion on what it means to be white with her seventh grade classmates at the Bank Street School (Richard Yeh/WNYC)

Bank Street School for Children Students & Faculty Talk About Race on WNYC

Over the past several months, WNYC has produced a series of audio and video segments about what it’s like to be a 12-year-old, called “Being 12.” The installment that aired on July 8, focused on how 12-year-olds and their teachers grapple with the sometimes personal and difficult conversations associated with race and diversity. We are […]

Kwame Alexander speaks on stage in a panel

Kwame Alexander: Poetry and the Common Humanity

As a child, Kwame Alexander might have been the only young boy to get excited when his father told him to clean out the garage. For Kwame, the garage was a world of discovery. This particular space in their Virginia home was cluttered with milk crates stacked high, containing books of all sorts. They ranged from first […]

Liora Mondlak

Back to the Blocks

Since its founding in 2000, The Laura Adasko Lenzner Fund in Celebration of Children and Art has sponsored annual outstanding artist residencies at Bank Street. Laura Adasko Lenzner was a passionate artist and a dedicated parent at the School for Children. Laura Adasko was born in Brooklyn and educated at the Art Students League in Manhattan […]