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Bank Street Concludes Five-Year Partnership with NYC Pre-K Explore Program

This summer, the Bank Street Education Center will conclude its partnership with the NYC Department of Education (NYCDOE) Pre-K Explore program after five years of professional development and coaching support for early childhood educators. The collaboration focused on helping pre-K teachers and leaders implement Building Blocks, a 30-week curriculum that encourages young children to understand […]

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Tutoring Network Launches for Bank Street Alumni and Educators

Tutoring provides the one-on-one support students may need to help them reach their full potential and build confidence both inside and outside the classroom. For educators, tutoring offers flexibility in their schedules and supplemental income. For both students and tutors, the experience can be a rich and rewarding opportunity for teaching and learning. On June 18, […]

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Bank Street Hosts Alumni of Color Event to Honor Black Pain and Celebrate Black Joy

On June 19, Chesapeake, Maryland-based saxophonist Brian Lenair played a silky-smooth rendition of “Someday We’ll All Be Free” as guests entered a virtual Zoom room for the Bank Street College of Education Alumni Association’s (BSCAA) Alumni of Color Virtual Conversation event. The music’s healing embrace aimed to inspire hope for change and soothe the spirits […]

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National Learning Network Supports Teacher Residency Partnerships in Seven States

Bank Street believes that teachers should learn through the same kinds of intensive clinical-practice models as those used in medicine and other professions. Prepared To Teach at Bank Street College helps realize this vision by finding pathways to support and sustain high-quality teacher preparation so every teacher is ready to take on the challenges of […]

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New Paper Explores “Throughline of Learning” Model for Instructional Improvement

Framing instructional improvement strategies as ongoing, coordinated learning opportunities can help school systems create both positive professional learning opportunities for educators and more ambitious and equitable outcomes for students. On March 31, the Bank Street Education Center released “Becoming a System of Professional Learning: Conceptualizing Improvement as a Throughline of Learning,” a new paper introducing […]

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Graduate School of Education Celebrates the Class of 2020

This May, the Bank Street Graduate School of Education conferred degrees to 262 graduate students of the Class of 2020, celebrating a new crop of educators prepared to bring Bank Street’s approach to teaching and learning into schools and communities where students live and learn. To recognize the achievements of the graduates during this period […]

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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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School for Children Welcomes Jerry Craft as 2020 Writer-in-Residence

On April 6, Bank Street School for Children students tuned in from home for their first virtual session with award-winning children’s author and illustrator Jerry Craft. Craft, a New York Times bestselling author widely known for his groundbreaking graphic novel New Kid, was selected by the Center for Children’s Literature as Bank Street’s Dorothy Carter […]

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Bank Street Releases Occasional Paper Series #43

The new Bank Street Occasional Paper Series #43—“Possibilities and Problems in Trauma-Based and Social Emotional Learning Programs”—launched to highlight the types of emotionally responsive approaches and routines seen in schools and community-based programs and to take a closer look at how educators can re-imagine these models to better serve all students. In the email interview […]

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Annual Infancy Institute Welcomes Attendees Online

The COVID-19 pandemic has initiated unprecedented challenges and disruption for all, yet educators across the country are finding ways to continue their work and support students by adapting teaching and learning to suit a virtual approach. From March 24–26, Bank Street Graduate School of Education hosted its annual Infancy Institute online, offering educators, parents, caregivers, […]

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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 […]

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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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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 […]

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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 […]