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Yuyi Morales on stage with members of the Children's Literature Committee

Bank Street Hosts Inaugural Best Spanish Language Picture Book Awards

On March 10, Bank Street Center for Children’s Literature hosted its inaugural Best Spanish Language Picture Book Award Ceremony recognizing high-quality, culturally authentic children’s books published or translated in Spanish. Expanding on the work of the Children’s Literature Committee’s Spanish language affiliate, which is comprised of Spanish-speaking members of the committee as well as Bank […]

Two EdPrepLab network members at the annual convening

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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Bank Street Hosts Second Annual Black Lives Matter at School Early Education Symposium

All children inhabit multiple identities and, as educators, it is essential that teachers and school leaders begin to consider the ways in which gender and race intersect in the experiences of young Black children in educational settings. On February 5, the Center on Culture, Race & Equity at Bank Street College hosted its second annual […]

Two panelists discuss at the Birth-to-Three Convening

New Report Recommends Investments in Early Childhood Workforce

Imagine what would happen if every child experienced consistent, high-quality, developmentally meaningful learning experiences from birth. On January 27, the Bank Street Education Center released “Investing in the Birth-to-Three Workforce: A New Vision to Strengthen the Foundation for All Learning,” a new report providing policy recommendations to support birth-to-three educators and transform our nation’s early […]

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Bank Street Awarded $11.2M Grant to Continue Work with Yonkers Public Schools

On December 10, Bank Street College was awarded an $11.2M Networks for School Improvement grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to continue the Bank Street Education Center’s work strengthening middle school math education in Yonkers Public Schools. The new funding will allow the center to continue its collaboration with 20 schools to help […]

Mariana Souto-Manning on stage

Bank Street Celebrates 20 Years of The Language Series

On October 26, Bank Street Graduate School of Education hosted the 20th Annual Language Series, a conference that helps educators expand their understanding of effective and developmentally appropriate language learning strategies for children. This year, Mariana Souto-Manning, PhD, Professor of Early Childhood Education and Teacher Education at Teachers College, Columbia University, delivered the keynote titled […]

Amy Stuart Wells at the podium

Niemeyer Series Welcomes Amy Stuart Wells

On November 19, Amy Stuart Wells, Professor of Sociology and Education and Director of the Reimagining Education Summer Institute at Teachers College, Columbia University, presented an informative lecture at Bank Street College titled “Segregated Pedagogy; Segregated Schools: The Role of Progressive Education in the Drive for More Culturally Responsive Schools.” Her presentation was part of […]

Educators use teddy bears at ERP Conference

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 […]

BookFest panel on stage

Annual BookFest @ Bank Street Welcomes the Children’s Literature Community

On Saturday, October 19, authors, illustrators, librarians, and other children’s literature professionals gathered at Bank Street College for the 10th annual BookFest, an event hosted by the Center for Children’s Literature to celebrate, discover, and inspire thought-provoking discussions on books for children and teens. This year, the sounds of a Native American flute filled the […]

Head Start student playing in a classroom

Head Start Community Kicks Off 2019-20 School Year

Freshly hung paintings line the walls alongside a daily schedule and classroom jobs display. A young child builds with Legos while another plays with sand at the sensory table. It’s a typical September morning at Bank Street Head Start and the young students here are fully immersed in discovering new materials, settling into their routines, […]

Chicago Public Schools group at MFA Institute

Math for All Facilitator Institutes Support Illinois Educators

This summer, the Graduate School of Education partnered with the Center for Children and Technology, an educational research and development organization at the Education Development Center (EDC), to host two week-long Math for All Facilitator Institutes in Illinois. The professional development program is designed to help schools and districts make high-quality K-5 math instruction accessible […]

The GIANT Room Founders Jessica Mezei and Azadeh Jamalian

School for Children Welcomes The GIANT Room to Support STEAM Integration

As part of the School for Children’s five-year strategic plan to strengthen science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics (STEAM) programming, Bank Street has partnered with educational innovator The GIANT Room to launch the 2019-20 Scholar-In-Residence Program, a new initiative to enhance and integrate STEAM throughout the School for Children curriculum and across all grades. Led […]

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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 […]

Tracy Fray-Oliver presenting at Gates Foundation NSI Year One

Tracy Fray-Oliver Presents on Partnership with Yonkers Public Schools at Networks for School Improvement Convening

On July 16, Tracy Fray-Oliver, Senior Associate Vice President, Bank Street Education Center, presented a recap on the School System Partnerships and Programs (SSPP) team’s first year of work with Yonkers Public Schools at the Gates Foundation Networks for School Improvement convening. The center’s partnership with the city helps more Black, Latino, and low-income students […]