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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 […]


Prepared To Teach Expands Partnerships in Six New States

This October, Prepared To Teach kicked off the Quality, Equitable, Affordable Teacher Residency Partnerships to Strengthen the Profession project, expanding the team’s work into six new states: Colorado, New Mexico, South Dakota, Washington, Virginia, and California. The project, which is graciously funded by Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies, seeks to document how teacher education institutions are […]


Bank Street’s Graduate School of Education and School for Children Collaborate on Literacy Fellows Program

At the beginning of the 2018-19 school year, Bank Street’s Graduate School of Education and School for Children co-launched the Literacy Fellows program, a unique new fellowship opportunity that places select graduate students as part-time reading instructors for School for Children students in the 6/7s and 7/8s. Led by Emily Schottland, GSE ’07, literacy specialist […]


Liberty LEADS Celebrates its 30th Anniversary

A group of students discuss economics, business entrepreneurship, and future career plans while others gather together to cook a new recipe. It’s Saturday at Bank Street College and this tight knit community of students is a part of Liberty LEADS, a high school completion and college access program working with students across New York City […]


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

Research shows educational disparities between Black and White students are widespread and begin as early as preschool. In fact, Black preschoolers are 3.6 times as likely to receive one or more out-of-school suspensions as their White peers. On February 6, Bank Street College hosted a two-part panel discussion titled “From Theory to Practice: Black Children […]

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Library Salon #19 Features Treasures From Bank Street’s Archives

On Friday, January 25, the Bank Street Library hosted the “Treasures From the Archives” Library Salon featuring a presentation by Bank Street’s archivist, Brett Dion followed by an audience discussion and sharing of memories. Dion described the content of the archives, the cataloguing work that has been in progress since 2003, and the scope of […]

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Education Center Continues Work to Transform New Haven’s Early Care and Education Landscape

This January, the Bank Street Education Center released a strategic plan titled “Implementing NH ChILD: A Comprehensive Approach to Professional Learning to Reach All New Haven Early Childhood Educators.” The publication is the first document to be released in a series of plans following the April 2017 NH ChILD white paper titled “Making the Case: […]

Workshop Safe & Sound Schools Conference 2018

Annual Bank Street Safe & Sound Schools Conference Explores Building Safe School Communities

On December 8, the annual Bank Street Safe & Sound Schools Conference welcomed hundreds of teachers, caregivers, social workers, and administrators for a day of collaboration and study of Emotionally Responsive Practice in school settings. The conference featured a keynote presentation by Lesley Koplow, GSE ’79, Director of Emotionally Responsive Practice at Bank Street College, […]