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Family Center Reimagines Art Experiences through Virtual Exhibition

This summer, the Bank Street Family Center launched the College’s first-ever virtual art exhibition to celebrate children as both creators and observers of art. Part of the Reimagining Art Experiences for Children & Families series, which was launched by the center’s Parent Staff Advisory Committee during the 2019-20 school year, the project embraces and reflects […]

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Bank Street Begins the 2020-21 School Year with New Reopening Plan

For schools across the country, heading “back to school” took on new meaning this September as students and teachers began the school year amid a global pandemic. From health and safety concerns to new organizational and learning strategies, COVID-19 transformed Bank Street’s approach to teaching, learning, and building community in the 2020-21 school year. Long […]

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Bank Street Awarded New Grant to Support Math Achievement of Students in Brooklyn, NY

On September 30, Bank Street College was awarded a $4.67M Networks for School Improvement grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The grant will allow the Bank Street Education Center to partner with teachers and leaders in New York City Department of Education District 17 and 18 in Brooklyn, New York, to help strengthen […]

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Bank Street Graduate School Hosts First Virtual Event for Donors

At a time when in-person events for Bank Street Graduate School of Education supporters are simply not an option, creating reflective, thought-provoking, and engaging digital experiences has never been more important. To address this challenge, the Graduate School of Education and the Development and Alumni Relations Office (DARO) partnered this summer to develop and host […]

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Prepared To Teach Receives New Grant

This September, Prepared To Teach received a two-year grant to apply and expand on the lessons learned during a previous 2018-20 grant term, which focused on documenting how teacher education institutions are working to redesign their preparation programs in partnership with districts to identify sustainable funding streams for paid teacher residencies. Funding from Margaret A. […]

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Barbara Biber Convocation Kicks Off 2020-21 School Year

On Tuesday, September 8, Bank Street Graduate School of Education welcomed a new group of graduate students, 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 new school year, provides an opportunity for the College community to […]

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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 […]