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Dr. Gholnescar Muhammad, Bank Street Niemeyer Series Lecture 2021

Niemeyer Series Welcomes Dr. Gholnescar Muhammad

On October 20, Dr. Gholnescar Muhammad, Associate Professor of Literacy, Language, and Culture at the University of Illinois at Chicago, presented an informative lecture at Bank Street College of Education titled “Cultivating Genius and Joy in Education through Culturally and Historically Responsive Pedagogies.” Her presentation was part of the College’s Niemeyer Series, an annual forum […]

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School for Children Launches Virtual Tour

In October, Bank Street School for Children launched a new virtual tour for prospective families to explore the school interactively and experience how our classrooms, facilities, and other shared community spaces support children’s learning and development. In step with Bank Street’s health and safety policies around the pandemic, the virtual tour invites prospective families to […]

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BookFest @ Bank Street Celebrates 50 Years of Children’s Literature

On October 16, authors and illustrators, librarians, editors, and other children’s literature professionals tuned in for BookFest @ Bank Street, an annual event hosted by the Center for Children’s Literature to celebrate books and inspire discussion around important topics in literature for children and teens. This year’s virtual gathering—the 50th anniversary of the event—welcomed keynote […]

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Bank Street Releases Occasional Paper Series #46

The new Bank Street Occasional Paper Series #46—”The Pandemic as a Portal: On Transformative Ruptures and Possible Futures for Education”—launched today to examine inequities in education that have been accentuated by the COVID-19 pandemic and how we can reimagine the system in a way that centers justice and makes high-quality education a reality for all. […]

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Bank Street Alumni Gather for Annual Sunset Chat

On Thursday, October 7, the Bank Street College Alumni Association (BSCAA) hosted the 2021 Sunset Chat, an annual conversation with Bank Street President Shael Polakow-Suransky, GSE ’00, and a networking opportunity for Bank Street Graduate School alumni. The virtual get-together offered a welcoming space for graduates to connect and hear about Bank Street’s recent work […]

Yolanda Sealey-Ruiz presented at the 2021 Barbara Biber Convocation at Bank Street Graduate School of Education

Annual Barbara Biber Convocation Features Dr. Yolanda Sealey-Ruiz

On Thursday, September 2, Bank Street Graduate School of Education welcomed a new group of graduate students, faculty, staff, and alumni at the annual Barbara Biber Convocation. The event, which is a centerpiece of orientation for incoming students and celebrates the start of the school year, provides an opportunity for the College community to engage […]

Melissa Tooley, Eric Duncan, Alexandra Manuel, Ryan Saunders, and Marla Ucelli-Kashyap at panel discussion “Policies to Support Scaling of Innovative, Impactful Teacher Preparation Approaches"

Prepared To Teach and New America Explore Transforming Teacher Preparation

On July 27, Prepared To Teach at Bank Street College and nonpartisan think tank New America co-hosted a public webinar titled “Transforming Teacher Preparation to Best Serve Students.” The online event convened leading experts in the field of education to explore why and how we can make equitable, high-quality teacher preparation sustainable and the next […]

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Dorothy Carter Writer-in-Residence Carlos Hernandez Visits the School for Children

In April, the Bank Street School for Children welcomed award-winning author Carlos Hernandez as this year’s Dorothy Carter Writer-in-Residence. Hernandez, author of the science fiction novel Sal and Gabi Break the Universe and other children’s books, was selected for the program by the Bank Street Center for Children’s Literature. Throughout the two-week residency, Hernandez worked […]

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New Prepared To Teach Report Explores Policy Opportunities for Funded Teacher Residencies

Aspiring educators are best prepared through yearlong teacher residencies, and they need financial supports during their time as residents. Partly through efforts of Bank Street College of Education’s Prepared To Teach initiative, the field has begun to embrace shifts that support a more uniform, sustainable, and equitable approach to teacher preparation across the country. Developing […]

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New Publication Outlines Recommendations for Implementing Early Educator Apprenticeships

The first three years of life play a foundational role in healthy brain development and future success in school and in life. The Early Educator Apprenticeship Act, which was introduced in Congress in the spring of 2021, presents an important opportunity for our country to support development during these critical years by rebuilding the early […]

Graduate School Celebrates Commencement and Honorary Doctorates

On May 6, the Bank Street Graduate School of Education celebrated its annual commencement ceremony, which was hosted via livestream in honor of our graduates from Summer 2019, Fall 2019, Spring 2020, Summer 2020, Fall 2020, and Spring 2021. The ceremony also recognized the degree of Doctor of Humane Letters, Honoris Causa to two recipients: […]

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Occasional Paper Series Reaches 100,000 Downloads

In February 2021, the Bank Street Occasional Paper Series exceeded the mark of 100,000 downloads worldwide. First published in 1999, the scholarly publication promotes discussion about what it means to educate in a democracy while meeting the interrelated demands of equity and excellence. Today, the open access journal continues to fulfill its original intent: to […]

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Teaching Kindergarten Conference Examines “Making Good Trouble”

This April, teachers, administrators, higher education faculty, and more gathered online for Bank Street Graduate School of Education’s annual Teaching Kindergarten Conference: Where Did the Garden Go? hosted by Continuing Professional Studies. The event celebrates the important role of kindergarten in the lives of young children and provides learning opportunities for educators to enrich their […]

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Bank Street Celebrates Successful First Giving Day

On Friday, March 12, Bank Street celebrated its first-ever Giving Day, a 24-hour fundraising campaign that allowed the College community to come together to recognize its enduring mission and further its impact on students, families, and communities. The inaugural event, which was spearheaded by Bank Street’s Development & Alumni Relations Office (DARO), raised over $63,200, […]

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Bank Street Infancy Institute Explores Racial Consciousness and Social Justice

This March, Bank Street Graduate School of Education hosted the Infancy Institute, an annual conference for educators, caregivers, child care professionals, and others to explore new developments in early childhood research and strengthen their practice with tools for supporting young children and their families. This year, the virtual conference focused on “Racial Consciousness and Social […]