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Sunset Chat 2022 attendees on Zoom

Annual Sunset Chat Explores Social Justice and Equity at Bank Street

On November 3, Bank Street Graduate School of Education alumni and students gathered for the 2022 Sunset Chat, an annual conversation with Bank Street President Shael Polakow-Suransky, GSE ’00, that provides an opportunity for the community to engage in thoughtful dialogue and learn about new initiatives happening across the College. Hosted by the Bank Street […]

2021-22 Building Bridges cohort of 8th graders from SFC and Madison, VA, meeting in person in DC

School for Children’s Building Bridges Program Set to Expand Through New Fellowship Opportunity

This January, Bank Street School for Children will launch an expansion of its Building Bridges civic learning and engagement program for eighth-grade students through a new fellowship opportunity. The 12-month pilot program will include six social studies or English Language Arts (ELA) educators—three from New York City and three from Virginia—who will be partnered for […]

Teacher helping children with Hudson River project

Bank Street Releases Occasional Paper Series #48

The new Bank Street Occasional Paper Series #48—“Learning Within Socio-Political Landscapes: (Re)imagining Children’s Geographies”—launched today to explore tools, technologies, and practices that can deepen children’s understanding of their immediate environment and how it relates to broader socio-political landscapes. In the Q&A below, guest editors Kathryn Lanouette, GSE ’06, Assistant Professor of Learning Sciences and Science […]

Donna Barba Higuera at BookFest @ Bank Street 2022

BookFest @ Bank Street Celebrates Literature for Children and Teens

On October 16, Bank Street Center for Children’s Literature hosted BookFest @ Bank Street, an annual event that welcomes authors and illustrators, librarians, editors, and other members of the children’s literature community for a virtual celebration and discussion of books for children and teens. This year, Donna Barba Higuera, 2022 Newbery and Pura Belpré Winner […]

Children getting their faces painted at the Fall Fair 2022

Annual Fall Fair Welcomes Bank Street Families and Local Residents for Fun-Filled Day

On October 16, Bank Street School for Children welcomed students, families, faculty and staff, and friends and neighbors to the annual Fall Fair, held in person for the first time since the start of the pandemic. A fun day of entertainment, games, and activities, the parent-run fair aims to build community and raise funds to […]

Infant/toddler holding hands with adult; image from NCCP report on child welfare and early intervention

New Report Outlines Strategies to Support the Needs of Infants and Toddlers in Child Welfare and Early Intervention Programs

Research shows that infants and toddlers involved in Child Welfare (CW) are at risk of poor social-emotional, behavioral, and learning outcomes for reasons such as family adversities, trauma, maltreatment, and separation from primary caregivers. To help policymakers address the mental health and developmental needs of infants and toddlers in these circumstances, the National Center for […]

Charisse Taylor, keynote speaker at Bank Street's 2022 Barbara Biber Convocation

Annual Barbara Biber Convocation Features Dr. Charisse Taylor

On Tuesday, September 6, Bank Street Graduate School of Education welcomed a new group of graduate students as well as 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 […]

Infant/toddler hands

New Publication Outlines Effective Coaching Practices in Early Childhood Settings

Research shows that people learn best in the context of nurturing relationships. For adults, coaching under a mentor or teacher leader is a powerful, collaborative method for learning that supports educators in refining their practice and creating meaningful learning experiences for all students. To help coaches strengthen their work with teachers of young children in […]

Early Childhood Policy Fellows

Early Childhood Policy Fellowship Welcomes Inaugural Cohort This Fall

This fall, Bank Street’s Learning Starts At Birth initiative will welcome its first cohort of fellows for the Early Childhood Policy Fellowship. This new professional learning opportunity was designed to support mid-career early childhood policy and system leaders in navigating real-world challenges and problems of practice and was born out of a greater mission to […]

Towards a National Definition of Teacher Residencies report cover

New Report Norms Definition of Teacher Residencies for Educator Preparation Landscape

Research shows that yearlong teacher residencies are helping to shift the teacher education landscape by supporting the recruitment, preparation, and retention of a robust and diverse teaching workforce. To help create a shared understanding of high-quality teacher residencies and advance the role of residencies in educator preparation, Prepared To Teach at Bank Street College partnered […]

Dr. Chazz leads virtual panel discussion at 2022 Infancy Institute

Bank Street Infancy Institute Explores Behavior in Young Children and Early Educators

In late June, Bank Street Graduate School hosted its 46th annual Infancy Institute, a three-day conference that offers training and intensive workshops for early childhood professionals who work with infants and toddlers. This year’s conference welcomed over 175 teachers, caregivers, early intervention specialists, home visitors, social workers, and others to reflect on their practice and […]

School for Children Writer-in-Residence 2022 Nicole Kear presenting classroom lesson

School for Children Students Explore Creative Writing with Writer-In-Residence Nicole Kear

This past spring, Bank Street School for Children welcomed children’s book author Nicole C. Kear as the 2022 Dorothy Carter Writer-In-Residence. Kear, author of the middle-grade novel Foreverland, among other titles for children, was selected for the program by the Bank Street Center for Children’s Literature. Throughout the first two weeks of April, Kear visited […]

Juzenia Tirado-Carrion at Bank Street Graduate School of Education Commencement 2022

Specialized Graduate Programs Support Development of Early Childhood Educators in New York City

Early childhood is the time when infants, toddlers, and preschoolers develop the cognitive and social-emotional skills essential to lifelong success. While many New York City early childhood teachers have considerable teaching experience, hundreds do not yet have state certification or specialized training to help them better support early development and school readiness of children from […]

Teacher and students work on an engineering project

Bank Street College and Pratt Institute Receive Grant to Co-Design New Public School That Promotes College And Career Readiness Through Real World Experience

Bank Street College and Pratt Institute received a planning grant from the New York City Department of Education and XQ to conceptualize and co-design a new public secondary school. As part of New York City’s Imagine NYC Schools initiative, the new public school model will offer a progressive curriculum with hands-on learning experiences connected to design thinking, the […]