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Center on Culture, Race & Equity Helps Transform School Culture in Washington, D.C.

Research shows educational disparities between Black and White students are widespread and begin as early as preschool. In fact, Black preschoolers are 3.6 times as likely to receive one or more out-of-school suspensions than their White peers. In 2014, the Center on Culture, Race & Equity (CCRE), a Bank Street program dedicated to working with […]

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Literary Luminaries Gather at Bank Street’s Ninth Annual BookFest

On October 24, Bank Street’s annual BookFest event brought together some of the most celebrated names in children’s literature for a day of exploration, discussion, and discovery. This year, guests heard from a number of renowned authors, illustrators, editors, reviewers, and scholars on hot topics in children’s literature through panel discussions, thought-provoking presentations, and interactive […]

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Bank Street Prepares for Second Annual Alumni and Friends Giving Day

As part of its fundraising campaign for the 2018-19 school year, the Development and External Relations Office is preparing to launch the College’s second annual Bank Street Alumni and Friends Giving Day campaign on Tuesday, November 27. Part of the global Giving Tuesday movement to promote philanthropic giving around the world, the special day will […]

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Bank Street Education Center Releases Publication on Coaching Model for Adults

The Bank Street Education Center partners with schools and districts across the country to help improve teaching and learning at scale. This October, the team released “Coaching: How a Focus on Adult Development Leads to Improvements in Student Learning” to provide district leaders with a closer look at what meaningful teaching and learning looks like […]

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School for Children Students Make Change with Declaration of “Indigenous Peoples’ Day” at Bank Street College

By Jed Lippard, Dean of Children’s Programs Once again this year, on the second Monday of October, Bank Street College was closed for business. For the first time in our history, however, all Bank Street calendars marked this holiday as “Indigenous Peoples’ Day” rather than the federally recognized “Columbus Day.” While this change in nomenclature […]

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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 […]

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Prepared To Teach Launches Practice Makes Preparation: Teacher Stories Project

The United States has a fractured teacher preparation system and, as a result, many teachers arrive in the classroom with limited coursework, little real-world experience, and no practice in front of a full class. As the movement towards advancing quality teacher preparation begins to pick up steam, it is more important than ever that teacher […]

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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 […]

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Bank Street Education Center Releases Framework Tool to Help Support School System Change at Scale

This Summer, Bank Street Education Center School System Partnerships & Programs released the “District-Wide Instructional Initiative Framework” tool to help educators and school leaders successfully implement comprehensive district reform at scale. Grounded in research and over three years of observation during close collaboration with school districts across the country creating, strengthening, and monitoring improved instructional […]

Bank Street Launches New Website

After a year of planning and deep collaboration across the College, Bank Street launched its new website on Wednesday, June 27. The new site features enhanced content, new navigation, and a redesigned format to provide a better user experience and to further enhance Bank Street’s well-established position as a leader in progressive education. After an […]

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Exceptional Graduate School Alumni Honored

On May 23, the Bank Street College Alumni Association (BSCAA) hosted its 21st annual Alumni Awards Ceremony & Tar Beach Reunion Party to celebrate outstanding Graduate School alumni who have made unparalleled contributions to the field of education. The ceremony, which is the culminating event for the Alumni Association each year, honored six graduates from […]

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Robin Hancock Honored by United Federation of Teachers

Dr. Robin Hancock, Director of the Guttman Center for Early Care & Education at Bank Street College, was honored with the United Federation of Teachers’ Union Partnership Award at the Fifth Annual Provider Appreciation Awards Ceremony held on May 11 in New York City. The ceremony honors providers who help provide safe and nurturing learning […]

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Frances Lucerna Honored at Bank Street Graduate School of Education Commencement

On May 10, the Bank Street Graduate School of Education awarded Frances Lucerna, GSE ’96, the degree of Doctor of Humane Letters, Honoris Causa during its annual commencement ceremony at Riverside Church in New York City. Lucerna, a former professional dancer and Graduate School Educational Leadership alumna, was recognized for her role in connecting community […]

Bank Street Launches Occasional Paper Series #39: Supporting Young Children of Immigrants in PreK-3

On May 7, Bank Street released the new Occasional Paper Series #39—Supporting Young Children of Immigrants in Pre-K–3—which contains nine powerful essays that call for early childhood educators to make shifts in their practice to create more equitable and just learning environments for young children of immigrants. In a deeply polarizing political climate, this timely […]