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Bookstore Launches Monthly Subscription Program

This spring, the Bank Street Bookstore launched its new Monthly Book Subscription program to help bring new children’s and young adult books straight to your doorstep. For an annual fee of $150, bookstore experts carefully select and mail a newly released book each month to a child’s home address. Titles are chosen based on each […]

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New Academic Programs Expand Graduate School of Education’s Impact

Every year, public elementary and secondary schools welcome nearly 700,000 additional students—all with a range of learning styles and diverse needs. Meanwhile, schools and districts across the country are facing teacher shortages in many areas and need qualified educators who know how to effectively teach the children in their classrooms. As part of an overall […]

School for Children faculty during restorative training

School for Children Partners with International Institute for Restorative Practices for Two-Day Training

This June, the Bank Street School for Children (SFC) participated in a training on restorative practices, an approach that centers on building community through strengthening relationships between individuals and groups and repairing relationships after conflict and challenges have occurred. Led by the International Institute for Restorative Practices (IIRP), 45 faculty and staff members from the […]

Statue of Liberty mural at Bank Street

Bank Street Statement on US-Mexico Border Conditions for Children and Families

Bank Street College of Education is dedicated to advancing the human rights of every person, as defined under international law. Drawing on our collective knowledge of children and our 100-year history as their advocates, we condemn in the strongest possible terms the conditions in which children detained by the Departments of Homeland Security and Heath and Human […]

Jessica Charles with Maria Hyler at the EdPrepLab Inaugural Convening

New Initiative Launches to Advance Teacher and Principal Preparation Across the Country

This Spring, Bank Street Graduate School of Education announced a partnership with Learning Policy Institute to launch Educator Preparation Laboratory (EdPrepLab), a new initiative to harness the collective strengths of exemplary preparation programs around the country. This initiative builds upon excellence in educator preparation in order to help ensure that new teachers and leaders can […]

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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, […]

Honorees on stage at Alumni Awards

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 […]

Eleanor Duckworth at podium

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 […]

Ani Tibercio, Sarah and Geoffrey Gund, Yolanda Ferrell-Brown, Bank Street President Shael Polakow-Suransky

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 […]

Three graduate students in classroom

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 […]