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Graduate School of Education Welcomes National Center for Children in Poverty  

The Graduate School of Education announced the addition of the National Center for Children in Poverty (NCCP), a non-partisan public policy research organization dedicated to improving the lives of low-income children and their families. Under the auspices of Bank Street, NCCP will continue conducting original family-oriented research and translating it into actionable recommendations that advocates, […]

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Annual Awards Ceremony Honors Distinguished Alumni

On May 20, Bank Street College Alumni Association (BSCAA) hosted its annual Alumni Awards Ceremony to celebrate exceptional individuals who have made a positive impact in the field of education. This year’s honorees included: Merna Hughes, GSE ’04, Director of Laurelton Academy Day Care Center; Saralinda Lichtblau, GSE ’03, Assistant Director of Education at the […]

Author Emma Otheguy and the 9/10s Create Magic Together

This spring, the Bank Street School for Children welcomed children’s book author Emma Otheguy as its 2019 Dorothy Carter Writer-in-Residence. Dorothy Carter was Bank Street College’s first African American faculty member and a noted children’s book author. The five year old Writer-in-Residence program is funded through an endowed chair created by the Center for Children’s […]

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Bank Street Graduate School of Education Commencement Honored Eleanor Duckworth

On May 9, the Bank Street Graduate School of Education celebrated its annual commencement ceremony at the Riverside Church in New York City. This year, Eleanor Duckworth, a dedicated scholar and teacher, was presented the degree of Doctor of Humane Letters, Honoris Causa for her contributions to math and science education. Dr. Duckworth was recognized […]

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Bank Street Community Gathers for 2019 Annual Dinner

On April 29, nearly 400 guests gathered at the New York Public Library for Bank Street College’s 2019 Annual Dinner. The yearly benefit celebrates Bank Street’s contributions to the field of education and aims to sustain its commitment to building a better world by transforming the lives of all learners. This year’s event, titled “Paving […]

Lea Cook, artist-in-residence, works with the 11/12s

Lea Cook, Laura Adasko Lenzner Artist-in-Residence 2019

For nearly 20 years, the Laura Adasko Lenzner Fund in Celebration of Children and Art at Bank Street has supported an annual Artist-in-Residence program at Bank Street School for Children. Laura Adasko Lenzner was a passionate artist and School for Children parent who was educated at the Art Students League in Manhattan and Mills College […]

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Bank Street Graduate School of Education Receives Grant to Launch new TESOL Residency Program

This spring, the Bank Street Graduate School of Education received a grant from the Walton Family Foundation to help support the launch of a new Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Residency Program. The two-year program aims to support accessible, high-quality teacher preparation for educators pursuing TESOL certification while increasing diversity in the […]

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Bank Street Hosts Annual Infancy Institute: Our Bravest Selves

Research shows the earliest years of a child’s life, from birth to age three, are the most crucial in creating the foundation for future learning and behavioral development. From March 26–28, the Bank Street Graduate School of Education hosted its 32nd Annual Infancy Institute for caregivers, educators, parents, social workers, childcare professionals, and specialists to […]

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Bank Street Honors Children’s Book Authors at Annual Awards Ceremony

On April 4, the Children’s Book Committee at Bank Street College welcomed librarians, authors, illustrators, editors, and more from the children’s literature community for its annual awards ceremony. Presented by the Bank Street Center for Children’s Literature, the awards recognize the recipients of the Flora Stieglitz Straus Award for nonfiction, the Claudia Lewis Award for […]

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Bank Street Releases Occasional Paper Series #41

The new Bank Street Occasional Paper Series #41—“Critical Mathematical Inquiry” —launched today to explore how teachers can reframe their mathematics lessons to surface discussions on instances of inequity and injustice. This approach to mathematics, known as Critical Mathematical Inquiry (CMI), can offer students a space of belonging, a sense of agency, and a deep inquiry […]

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Deborah Vilas Honored by the Association of Child Life Professionals

Deborah Vilas, GSE ’93, faculty advisor and instructor in the Child Life Program at Bank Street Graduate School of Education, has received the Association of Child Life Professionals (ACLP) 2019 Distinguished Service Award. The award is presented once a year at the Child Life Annual Conference to an individual who has made notable contributions to […]


Graduate School Continues Impact in Local Communities Through Early Childhood Urban Education Initiative

This January, the Bank Street Graduate School of Education began recruiting for its third cohort of students in the Early Childhood Urban Education Initiative, a program designed to provide uncertified early childhood educators working in under-resourced neighborhoods with a more convenient and affordable way to access a Bank Street master’s degree. Historically, aspiring teachers interested […]