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2021 Graduate School Alumni Career Panelists

Graduate School Alumni Panel Explores Career Advancement in Uncertain Times

On April 7, Bank Street’s Alumni Relations and Career Services Offices hosted “Bank Street’s Career Advancement Alumni Panel: How to Market Yourself During Global Uncertainty.” The virtual event convened a panel of Bank Street alumni with diverse roles in the education field to share more about how they’ve navigated their professional journeys during uncertain times. […]

Jonathan Silin

Bank Street Releases Occasional Paper Series #45

The new Occasional Paper Series #45—“Welcoming Narratives in Education: A Tribute to the Life Work of Jonathan Silin”—launched today to celebrate Jonathan Silin, GSE ’70, who served as editor-in-chief of the series for 17 years. This issue is a testament to his tremendous work as an educator and, more specifically, to his love of storytelling, […]

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Prepared To Teach Releases Reports on Transforming the Teacher Preparation Field

All aspiring educators should be well-prepared to lead in today’s classrooms on day one. Teacher preparation experiences that include sustainably funded, high-quality teacher residencies not only better support the education of teacher candidates but can ultimately help to diversify the workforce and improve our nation’s education system. This spring, Prepared To Teach at Bank Street […]

Alexandra Diaz, Carla España, Aida Salazar, and Ernesto Cisneros showing book covers during panel discussion

Bank Street Hosts “Mexican American Conversations in Children’s Literature” Conference

On March 6, the Center for Children’s Literature at Bank Street College of Education hosted the “Mexican American Conversations in Children’s Literature” mini-conference for educators, librarians, parents, and members of the book publishing community. The virtual event focused on exploring Mexican American themes through panel discussions with several award-winning Latinx children’s book authors. This year, […]

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Bank Street Hosts Third Annual Black Lives Matter at School Week Early Childhood Symposium

As educators and caregivers, we have the power to create learning environments that inspire joy and curiosity and foster affirming, loving spaces for all young children. To explore the early educational experiences of Black children and deepen our understanding of how to create meaningful learning experiences for all children, the Center on Culture, Race & […]

Bank Street partners with District 13 for a new Residency in Childhood General and Special Education program

Graduate School of Education Announces a New Brooklyn-Based Teacher Residency Program in Childhood Special and General Education

Research shows that teacher preparation programs with hands-on practice in a real classroom produce more effective teachers who stay in the profession longer and strengthen schools over time.   To help prepare more high-quality, culturally responsive educators in Brooklyn, New York, the Graduate School of Education announced a partnership with the New York City Department of […]

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New Policy Brief Calls for Equitable Compensation for the Early Childhood Workforce

While two-thirds of the country’s youngest children spend their day in the care of someone other than a parent, less than 10 percent of child care arrangements offer high-quality care. This is due to a gross underinvestment of public resources, which results in half of our nation’s early childhood workforce relying on public benefits and […]

Doug Knecht

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 […]

Nelson Flores and Carla España present online at The Language Series 2020

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 […]

Linda Sue Park presents at BookFest @ Bank Street 2020

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 […]