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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 […]

Dean Cecelia Traugh speaks at the podium during the 2019 Alumni Awards

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 […]

Jerry Craft presents through Zoom for Bank Street's 2020 Dorothy Carter Writer-in-Residence

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 […]

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Bank Street Releases Occasional Paper Series #43

The new Bank Street Occasional Paper Series #43—“Possibilities and Problems in Trauma-Based and Social Emotional Learning Programs”—launched to highlight the types of emotionally responsive approaches and routines seen in schools and community-based programs and to take a closer look at how educators can re-imagine these models to better serve all students. In the email interview […]

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Annual Infancy Institute Welcomes Attendees Online

The COVID-19 pandemic has initiated unprecedented challenges and disruption for all, yet educators across the country are finding ways to continue their work and support students by adapting teaching and learning to suit a virtual approach. From March 24–26, Bank Street Graduate School of Education hosted its annual Infancy Institute online, offering educators, parents, caregivers, […]

Yuyi Morales on stage with members of the Children's Literature Committee

Bank Street Hosts Inaugural Best Spanish Language Picture Book Awards

On March 10, Bank Street Center for Children’s Literature hosted its inaugural Best Spanish Language Picture Book Award Ceremony recognizing high-quality, culturally authentic children’s books published or translated in Spanish. Expanding on the work of the Children’s Literature Committee’s Spanish language affiliate, which is comprised of Spanish-speaking members of the committee as well as Bank […]

Two EdPrepLab network members at the annual convening

New Inquiry Series Explores Cross-Institutional Collaboration

Teacher and principal preparation programs play a key role in supporting educators to create student-centered environments that promote deeper learning and build the next generation of equitable schools. To help strengthen preparation programs across the United States, the Educator Preparation Laboratory (EdPrepLab) launched the Inquiry Brief Series, a set of publications supporting and documenting the […]

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Bank Street Hosts Second Annual Black Lives Matter at School Early Education Symposium

All children inhabit multiple identities and, as educators, it is essential that teachers and school leaders begin to consider the ways in which gender and race intersect in the experiences of young Black children in educational settings. On February 5, the Center on Culture, Race & Equity at Bank Street College hosted its second annual […]

Two panelists discuss at the Birth-to-Three Convening

New Report Recommends Investments in Early Childhood Workforce

Imagine what would happen if every child experienced consistent, high-quality, developmentally meaningful learning experiences from birth. On January 27, the Bank Street Education Center released “Investing in the Birth-to-Three Workforce: A New Vision to Strengthen the Foundation for All Learning,” a new report providing policy recommendations to support birth-to-three educators and transform our nation’s early […]

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Bank Street Awarded $11.2M Grant to Continue Work with Yonkers Public Schools

On December 10, Bank Street College was awarded an $11.2M Networks for School Improvement grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to continue the Bank Street Education Center’s work strengthening middle school math education in Yonkers Public Schools. The new funding will allow the center to continue its collaboration with 20 schools to help […]

Mariana Souto-Manning on stage

Bank Street Celebrates 20 Years of The Language Series

On October 26, Bank Street Graduate School of Education hosted the 20th Annual Language Series, a conference that helps educators expand their understanding of effective and developmentally appropriate language learning strategies for children. This year, Mariana Souto-Manning, PhD, Professor of Early Childhood Education and Teacher Education at Teachers College, Columbia University, delivered the keynote titled […]

Amy Stuart Wells at the podium

Niemeyer Series Welcomes Amy Stuart Wells

On November 19, Amy Stuart Wells, Professor of Sociology and Education and Director of the Reimagining Education Summer Institute at Teachers College, Columbia University, presented an informative lecture at Bank Street College titled “Segregated Pedagogy; Segregated Schools: The Role of Progressive Education in the Drive for More Culturally Responsive Schools.” Her presentation was part of […]

Educators use teddy bears at ERP Conference

Emotionally Responsive Schools Conference Explores Mental Health in Education

On November 8, Bank Street Graduate School of Education hosted its Emotionally Responsive Schools Conference, an annual event inviting early childhood, elementary, and middle school educators to participate in a day of collaboration and hands-on learning focused on child development, social and emotional learning, and techniques for building supportive relationships and school communities. In a […]

BookFest panel on stage

Annual BookFest @ Bank Street Welcomes the Children’s Literature Community

On Saturday, October 19, authors, illustrators, librarians, and other children’s literature professionals gathered at Bank Street College for the 10th annual BookFest, an event hosted by the Center for Children’s Literature to celebrate, discover, and inspire thought-provoking discussions on books for children and teens. This year, the sounds of a Native American flute filled the […]