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Bank Street alumna Dawn Campbell

Outstanding Alumni: Dawn Campbell

Dawn Campbell graduated from Bank Street on May 14th in the Graduate School Commencement Ceremony — an achievement both professional and personal. Graduating from Bank Street is not just a transition for Dawn, but a triumph. After she discovered she was pregnant at the age of 16, Dawn Campbell left home and moved in with her […]

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2015 Alumni Awards Ceremony Recognizes Outstanding Educators

On May 7, Bank Street College of Education hosted the 2015 Alumni Awards Ceremony, which celebrated Nina Jensen, Paula Rogovin, and Dania Vazquez for their outstanding achievements in education. During the ceremony, each educator stood before friends, family, esteemed colleagues, and members of the Bank Street community to share memorable moments from their careers, trends in […]

Dina Velez and Davia Franklyn

Visit to NECCS Shows Progressive Practices in Public Setting

On May 5th, Bank Street hosted a conversation with renowned educator Deborah Meier as part of its annual Niemeyer Symposium, dedicated to Bank Street’s goal of serving as a national voice for children, beyond practice and into policy. Deborah, who has spent more than four decades in public education and has played a significant role in founding innovative […]

Cecelia Traugh

Cecelia Traugh Selected as Graduate School Dean

Dear Colleagues, We are pleased to let you know that the search process for the Dean of the Graduate School has reached a successful conclusion. The Search Committee came to a unanimous and strong consensus and our recommendation was enthusiastically endorsed by Shael. We are excited to announce that Cecelia Traugh has accepted the position of Dean […]

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Relief Efforts in Nepal

Dear Colleagues: As you know, last Saturday a devastating earthquake hit Nepal near its capital of Kathmandu. The resulting losses remain unclear, and children and families face displacement, aftershocks, and complicated relief efforts. Bank Street has a history of partnerships with schools in Nepal, particularly the Ullens School and the Rato Bangala School.  Numerous members of our community […]

Robie Harris

Robie Harris Tackles Sensitive Issues in Appropriate Ways

In the early 1970s, Robie H. Harris sat in Central Park, holding her first-born baby boy. Her young nephews surrounded her, fascinated by the infant, and started asking questions. How do you know when he’s hungry? How does he learn to talk? How does he learn to walk? When did I learn to talk and walk? Their curiosities captivated Robie, […]

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Bank Street and Yale on Books as the Building Blocks of Play

Children have been playing for centuries. Through play, they acquire their own lens for observing the world around them. While parents and educators can provide children with tangible resources to inspire play, they cannot teach them how to play. It’s something that comes naturally, and is a crucial stage in child development. This concept is […]

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Creating a Culture of Professional Development in Schools

The first Weismann Symposium and Dinner for the spring took place on March 25 and featured three Bank Street graduates as panelists: John O’Reilly, Principal of Academy of Arts and Letters; Nigel Pugh, Principal of Richard R. Green High School of Teaching; and Dina Velez, Principal of Newark Educators Collaborative Charter School. Rebecca Rohr Ritter, […]

Kwame Alexander speaks on stage in a panel

Kwame Alexander: Poetry and the Common Humanity

As a child, Kwame Alexander might have been the only young boy to get excited when his father told him to clean out the garage. For Kwame, the garage was a world of discovery. This particular space in their Virginia home was cluttered with milk crates stacked high, containing books of all sorts. They ranged from first […]

Kwame Alexander

Kwame Alexander Named Dorothy A. Carter Writer-in-Residence

Kwame Alexander, the 2015 Newbery Medalist, is serving as the inaugural Dorothy A. Carter Writer-in-Residence. He will work with Bank Street School for Children fourth grade (9/10s) students for six weeks, time for their spring curriculum on poetry (April to mid-May). Kwame Alexander has written poetry, picture books, and most recently his novel in verse, […]

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Comparative and International Society Annual Conference

Last week, for the first time ever, Bank Street was represented at the annual conference of the Comparative and International Education Society held in Washington, DC. The conference is a major gathering that brings together academics, policy makers, and practitioners in the field of global education. Bank Street alumni and faculty Judith Gold, Ali McKersie, and Beth Norford were joined […]

Chancellor Carmen Farina holds Dr. Seuss book

Chancellor Fariña Visits Bank Street Bookstore

On Thursday, February 26, Bank Street Bookstore hosted New York City Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña for a book talk. She read from Dr. Seuss’ Hooray for Diffendoofer Day!, a celebration of great educators who go beyond rote memorization tactics in order to teach students “how to think.” The event, held at the Book Store’s new location at West 107th Street […]

Liora Mondlak

Back to the Blocks

Since its founding in 2000, The Laura Adasko Lenzner Fund in Celebration of Children and Art has sponsored annual outstanding artist residencies at Bank Street. Laura Adasko Lenzner was a passionate artist and a dedicated parent at the School for Children. Laura Adasko was born in Brooklyn and educated at the Art Students League in Manhattan […]

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Bank Street Students Share Their Integrative Master’s Projects

The Integrative Master’s Project (IMP) is the culminating component of a graduate student’s work at Bank Street College, integrating theoretical knowledge with experiences at Bank Street and in the field. Students have three options to choose from based on their learning style and preference—Independent Study, Portfolio, or Site-Based or Collaborative Student/Faculty Inquiry—and each year they are given […]