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

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 as their White peers. On February 6, Bank Street College hosted a two-part panel discussion titled “From Theory to Practice: Black Children […]

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Library Salon #19 Features Treasures From Bank Street’s Archives

On Friday, January 25, the Bank Street Library hosted the “Treasures From the Archives” Library Salon featuring a presentation by Bank Street’s archivist, Brett Dion followed by an audience discussion and sharing of memories. Dion described the content of the archives, the cataloguing work that has been in progress since 2003, and the scope of […]

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Education Center Continues Work to Transform New Haven’s Early Care and Education Landscape

This January, the Bank Street Education Center released a strategic plan titled “Implementing NH ChILD: A Comprehensive Approach to Professional Learning to Reach All New Haven Early Childhood Educators.” The publication is the first document to be released in a series of plans following the April 2017 NH ChILD white paper titled “Making the Case: […]

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Annual Bank Street Safe & Sound Schools Conference Explores Building Safe School Communities

On December 8, the annual Bank Street Safe & Sound Schools Conference welcomed hundreds of teachers, caregivers, social workers, and administrators for a day of collaboration and study of Emotionally Responsive Practice in school settings. The conference featured a keynote presentation by Lesley Koplow, GSE ’79, Director of Emotionally Responsive Practice at Bank Street College, […]

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Bank Street Hosts Carla Shalaby for the Annual Niemeyer Series

On November 8, Dr. Carla Shalaby, Research Specialist at the University of Michigan and author of Troublemakers: Lessons in Freedom From Young Children at School, delivered a presentation titled “On a Curriculum of Human Being: Learning Love, Freedom, and Troublemaking From and With Children.” Her speech was part of the Niemeyer Series, an annual forum […]

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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 […]