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Doug Knecht Named Dean of Children’s Programs

In December, Bank Street College announced Doug Knecht as the new Dean of Children’s Programs and Head of the School for Children, beginning January 2021. Knecht has served in this role on an interim basis since last July, leading the community through the COVID-19 pandemic and one of the most challenging moments in the school’s […]

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Emotionally Responsive Schools Conference Supports Mental Health

As educators continue to experience unique challenges during the pandemic, the issue of mental health support for both adults and the children who they care for is of crucial importance. On December 4, Bank Street Graduate School of Education hosted its annual Emotionally Responsive Schools Conference for early childhood, elementary, and middle school educators to […]

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The Language Series Explores Anti-Racist Teaching

On October 24, Bank Street Graduate School of Education hosted the Language Series conference online, an annual event to help educators strengthen their practice with developmentally appropriate language learning tools and techniques. This year’s topic, “Anti-Racist Language Teaching,” provided space for educators to explore approaches that support language-minoritized children and build their understanding of curriculum […]

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Bank Street Releases Occasional Paper Series #44

The new Bank Street Occasional Paper Series #44—“Facilitating Conversations on Difficult Topics in the Classroom: Teachers’ Stories of Opening Spaces Using Children’s Literature”—launched to explore how educators can use children’s books to approach complicated, sensitive, and challenging topics with their students. This issue draws on the experiences of real teachers and the diverse titles they’ve […]

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Community Gathers to Reflect on Post-Election Civility

On October 27, over 200 Bank Street faculty, staff, alumni, families, and trustees gathered online for a discussion titled, “2020 Post-Election Civility: A Virtual Panel for Talking to Children About the November 3 Election.” Hosted by the Bank Street Alumni Relations Office, the event convened a panel of Graduate School alumni with a wealth of […]

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Children’s Literature Community Gathers for Virtual BookFest @ Bank Street

On October 17, members of the children’s literature community from across the country tuned in to BookFest @ Bank Street, an annual event hosted by the Center for Children’s Literature for authors, illustrators, educators, and publishers to celebrate books and discuss important topics in literature for children and teens. This year, Linda Sue Park, Newbery […]

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Family Center Reimagines Art Experiences through Virtual Exhibition

This summer, the Bank Street Family Center launched the College’s first-ever virtual art exhibition to celebrate children as both creators and observers of art. Part of the Reimagining Art Experiences for Children & Families series, which was launched by the center’s Parent Staff Advisory Committee during the 2019-20 school year, the project embraces and reflects […]

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Bank Street Begins the 2020-21 School Year with New Reopening Plan

For schools across the country, heading “back to school” took on new meaning this September as students and teachers began the school year amid a global pandemic. From health and safety concerns to new organizational and learning strategies, COVID-19 transformed Bank Street’s approach to teaching, learning, and building community in the 2020-21 school year. Long […]

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Bank Street Awarded New Grant to Support Math Achievement of Students in Brooklyn, NY

On September 30, Bank Street College was awarded a $4.67M Networks for School Improvement grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The grant will allow the Bank Street Education Center to partner with teachers and leaders in New York City Department of Education District 17 and 18 in Brooklyn, New York, to help strengthen […]

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Bank Street Graduate School Hosts First Virtual Event for Donors

At a time when in-person events for Bank Street Graduate School of Education supporters are simply not an option, creating reflective, thought-provoking, and engaging digital experiences has never been more important. To address this challenge, the Graduate School of Education and the Development and Alumni Relations Office (DARO) partnered this summer to develop and host […]

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Prepared To Teach Receives New Grant

This September, Prepared To Teach received a two-year grant to apply and expand on the lessons learned during a previous 2018-20 grant term, which focused on documenting how teacher education institutions are working to redesign their preparation programs in partnership with districts to identify sustainable funding streams for paid teacher residencies. Funding from Margaret A. […]

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Barbara Biber Convocation Kicks Off 2020-21 School Year

On Tuesday, September 8, 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 new school year, provides an opportunity for the College community to […]

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Bank Street Concludes Five-Year Partnership with NYC Pre-K Explore Program

This summer, the Bank Street Education Center will conclude its partnership with the NYC Department of Education (NYCDOE) Pre-K Explore program after five years of professional development and coaching support for early childhood educators. The collaboration focused on helping pre-K teachers and leaders implement Building Blocks, a 30-week curriculum that encourages young children to understand […]

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Tutoring Network Launches for Bank Street Alumni and Educators

Tutoring provides the one-on-one support students may need to help them reach their full potential and build confidence both inside and outside the classroom. For educators, tutoring offers flexibility in their schedules and supplemental income. For both students and tutors, the experience can be a rich and rewarding opportunity for teaching and learning. On June 18, […]

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Bank Street Hosts Alumni of Color Event to Honor Black Pain and Celebrate Black Joy

On June 19, Chesapeake, Maryland-based saxophonist Brian Lenair played a silky-smooth rendition of “Someday We’ll All Be Free” as guests entered a virtual Zoom room for the Bank Street College of Education Alumni Association’s (BSCAA) Alumni of Color Virtual Conversation event. The music’s healing embrace aimed to inspire hope for change and soothe the spirits […]