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Dorothy Carter Writer-in-Residence Carlos Hernandez Visits the School for Children

In April, the Bank Street School for Children welcomed award-winning author Carlos Hernandez as this year’s Dorothy Carter Writer-in-Residence. Hernandez, author of the science fiction novel Sal and Gabi Break the Universe and other children’s books, was selected for the program by the Bank Street Center for Children’s Literature. Throughout the two-week residency, Hernandez worked […]

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New Prepared To Teach Report Explores Policy Opportunities for Funded Teacher Residencies

Aspiring educators are best prepared through yearlong teacher residencies, and they need financial supports during their time as residents. Partly through efforts of Bank Street College of Education’s Prepared To Teach initiative, the field has begun to embrace shifts that support a more uniform, sustainable, and equitable approach to teacher preparation across the country. Developing […]

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New Publication Outlines Recommendations for Implementing Early Educator Apprenticeships

The first three years of life play a foundational role in healthy brain development and future success in school and in life. The Early Educator Apprenticeship Act, which was introduced in Congress in the spring of 2021, presents an important opportunity for our country to support development during these critical years by rebuilding the early […]

Graduate School Celebrates Commencement and Honorary Doctorates

On May 6, the Bank Street Graduate School of Education celebrated its annual commencement ceremony, which was hosted via livestream in honor of our graduates from Summer 2019, Fall 2019, Spring 2020, Summer 2020, Fall 2020, and Spring 2021. The ceremony also recognized the degree of Doctor of Humane Letters, Honoris Causa to two recipients: […]

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Occasional Paper Series Reaches 100,000 Downloads

In February 2021, the Bank Street Occasional Paper Series exceeded the mark of 100,000 downloads worldwide. First published in 1999, the scholarly publication promotes discussion about what it means to educate in a democracy while meeting the interrelated demands of equity and excellence. Today, the open access journal continues to fulfill its original intent: to […]

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Teaching Kindergarten Conference Examines “Making Good Trouble”

This April, teachers, administrators, higher education faculty, and more gathered online for Bank Street Graduate School of Education’s annual Teaching Kindergarten Conference: Where Did the Garden Go? hosted by Continuing Professional Studies. The event celebrates the important role of kindergarten in the lives of young children and provides learning opportunities for educators to enrich their […]

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Bank Street Celebrates Successful First Giving Day

On Friday, March 12, Bank Street celebrated its first-ever Giving Day, a 24-hour fundraising campaign that allowed the College community to come together to recognize its enduring mission and further its impact on students, families, and communities. The inaugural event, which was spearheaded by Bank Street’s Development & Alumni Relations Office (DARO), raised over $63,200, […]

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Bank Street Infancy Institute Explores Racial Consciousness and Social Justice

This March, Bank Street Graduate School of Education hosted the Infancy Institute, an annual conference for educators, caregivers, child care professionals, and others to explore new developments in early childhood research and strengthen their practice with tools for supporting young children and their families. This year, the virtual conference focused on “Racial Consciousness and Social […]

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Graduate School Alumni Panel Explores Career Advancement in Uncertain Times

On April 7, Bank Street’s Alumni Relations and Career Services Offices hosted “Bank Street’s Career Advancement Alumni Panel: How to Market Yourself During Global Uncertainty.” The virtual event convened a panel of Bank Street alumni with diverse roles in the education field to share more about how they’ve navigated their professional journeys during uncertain times. […]

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Bank Street Releases Occasional Paper Series #45

The new Occasional Paper Series #45—“Welcoming Narratives in Education: A Tribute to the Life Work of Jonathan Silin”—launched today to celebrate Jonathan Silin, GSE ’70, who served as editor-in-chief of the series for 17 years. This issue is a testament to his tremendous work as an educator and, more specifically, to his love of storytelling, […]

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Prepared To Teach Releases Reports on Transforming the Teacher Preparation Field

All aspiring educators should be well-prepared to lead in today’s classrooms on day one. Teacher preparation experiences that include sustainably funded, high-quality teacher residencies not only better support the education of teacher candidates but can ultimately help to diversify the workforce and improve our nation’s education system. This spring, Prepared To Teach at Bank Street […]

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Bank Street Hosts “Mexican American Conversations in Children’s Literature” Conference

On March 6, the Center for Children’s Literature at Bank Street College of Education hosted the “Mexican American Conversations in Children’s Literature” mini-conference for educators, librarians, parents, and members of the book publishing community. The virtual event focused on exploring Mexican American themes through panel discussions with several award-winning Latinx children’s book authors. This year, […]

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Bank Street Hosts Third Annual Black Lives Matter at School Week Early Childhood Symposium

As educators and caregivers, we have the power to create learning environments that inspire joy and curiosity and foster affirming, loving spaces for all young children. To explore the early educational experiences of Black children and deepen our understanding of how to create meaningful learning experiences for all children, the Center on Culture, Race & […]

Bank Street partners with District 13 for a new Residency in Childhood General and Special Education program

Graduate School of Education Announces a New Brooklyn-Based Teacher Residency Program in Childhood Special and General Education

Research shows that teacher preparation programs with hands-on practice in a real classroom produce more effective teachers who stay in the profession longer and strengthen schools over time.   To help prepare more high-quality, culturally responsive educators in Brooklyn, New York, the Graduate School of Education announced a partnership with the New York City Department of […]

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New Policy Brief Calls for Equitable Compensation for the Early Childhood Workforce

While two-thirds of the country’s youngest children spend their day in the care of someone other than a parent, less than 10 percent of child care arrangements offer high-quality care. This is due to a gross underinvestment of public resources, which results in half of our nation’s early childhood workforce relying on public benefits and […]