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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 […]

High school future teachers club meets with New York City school chancellor Richard Carranza

Bank Street Welcomes New New York City Schools Chancellor and “Future Teachers Club” Students

On May 27, Bank Street College hosted New York City Schools Chancellor Richard A. Carranza and students from the International Network for Public Schools’ “Future Teachers Club” for conversations about how to become a teacher and about teaching and learning in classrooms where students learn English. During the event, the high-school students—who themselves are aspiring […]

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Bank Street Continues to Push Conversation Forward in Support of Funded Teacher Residencies

This spring, the Sustainable Funding Project, an initiative dedicated to finding pathways to support and sustain high-quality teacher preparation, changed its name to PREPARED TO TEACH: Sustainable Funding for Quality Teacher Preparation and released a new report titled “Following the Money: Exploring Residency Funding through the Lens of Economics.” “The name PREPARED TO TEACH captures […]

Akilah Rosado

Bank Street’s Akilah Rosado Honored With “Above and Beyond Award”

On March 28, Akilah Rosado, Vice President for Governance and Community Engagement at Bank Street College, was recognized with a 2018 Above and Beyond Award from City & State New York. Rosado was one of 30 Above and Beyond Award honorees representing New York’s most remarkable and powerful women in education, government, health, labor, law […]

Shael Polakow-Suransky, Jeffrey I. Sussman, and Yolanda Ferrell-Brown

Bank Street Community Gathers for 2018 Annual Dinner

On April 18, almost 400 Bank Street supporters and community members gathered at the American Museum of Natural History for the 2018 Annual Dinner, a yearly event dedicated to raising awareness and support of the College’s work championing positive change in the field of education. Titled “The First One Thousand Days of Life,” the celebratory […]

Panelists at the Bank Street Library Salon #16

Library Salon Discusses the Power of Play for Handling Medical Trauma

For young children, the hospital can be a scary place. When children and families are facing medical trauma, such as an impending surgery or the effects a chronic illness, child life specialists use play to help children express their thoughts and feelings, process information, move away from danger and toward safety, and navigate all of […]

Bank Street alumni leadership panelists

Graduate School Alumni Discuss Their Transition Into School Leadership Roles

In the world of education, it’s not uncommon for teachers to leave their roles in the classroom to pursue leadership positions in schools and districts. While school leaders typically assume responsibilities that differ from those in their former teaching roles, they often hold on to the same goal: to make a difference in the lives […]

Jonathan Silin

Alumnus Launches New Book: Early Childhood, Aging, and the Life Cycle: Mapping Common Ground

Just as he steps down as Bank Street’s longtime editor-in-chief of the Bank Street Occasional Paper Series, Jonathan Silin, GSE ’71, has written a new book, Early Childhood, Aging, and the Life Cycle: Mapping Common Ground, which was published by Palgrave Macmillan in early 2018. The book sets out a theoretical groundwork for understanding aging […]

Building Blocks coaches at Bank Street

New Reports Find Aligned Math Interventions in Pre-K and Kindergarten Narrow the Achievement Gap

New findings released by social policy and research organization MDRC show that aligned math-focused interventions implemented by Bank Street in pre-K and kindergarten reduce the achievement gap. Researchers examined the impact of two New York City public school programs—Making Pre-K Count, which supported the implementation of high-quality math curriculum in preschools, and High 5s, a […]

Bank Street Community Walk for Peace in spring 2018

Community Walk for Peace, Promise, and Justice

A few days after the start of school in January, The Bank Street School for Children community joined two neighboring schools on the Upper West Side, The Cathedral School and The School at Columbia, in a walk for peace, promise, and justice. Students, parents, caregivers, relatives, and friends (500 of us!) came together with handmade signs promoting what we […]

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Learning Agenda Releases “Snapshot of Practice” on Descriptive Inquiry

In early February, the Learning Agenda, a grant-funded program at Bank Street charged with researching, documenting, and sharing Bank Street’s progressive educational practices with policymakers and practitioners, released its second report titled “Descriptive Inquiry at Bank Street: Building Intellectual Community While Responding to Accreditation.” The report takes a closer look at the recently implemented Descriptive […]

Bank Street class skypes with a class in Madison, Virginia

American Civics: A Conversation Between Two Eighth Grade Classrooms

Just before winter break, an eighth grade class in the School for Children engaged in two very lively and substantive conversations, via Skype, with an eighth grade class in Madison, Virginia, a small, rural town on the edge of Shenandoah National Park. The question guiding this initiative was: How do we create conversations that bridge […]

Staff at mindfulness workshop at Bank Street

School for Children Teachers Lead Mindfulness Workshop for Bank Street Staff

The practice of mindfulness has surged in popularity over the last few years as a set of tools to help people become more aware, alert, and awake to the present moment. Proven to yield a number of mental, physical, and emotional benefits, research has shown that the regular practice of mindfulness can lead to improved […]