Explore reports, resources, and other materials produced through our partnerships with school systems and districts to improve teaching practices at scale.
Becoming a System of Professional Learning: Conceptualizing Improvement as a Throughline of Learning
This publication introduces the “Throughline of Learning” model developed by the Bank Street Education Center. The model builds on the concept of the instructional core and demonstrates how focusing on system-wide adult learning needs can help districts successfully reimagine their approach to instructional improvement.
Tracy Fray-Oliver Presents at Gates Foundation Networks for School Improvement Convening
This video shares a presentation by Tracy Fray-Oliver, Senior Associate Vice President, Bank Street Education Center, on the center’s first year of work with Yonkers Public Schools to help more Black, Latino, and low-income students complete 8th grade math.
Implementing NH ChILD: A Comprehensive Approach to Professional Learning to Reach All New Haven Early Childhood Educators (pdf)This report outlines the beliefs, commitments, and plan for action with respect to NH ChILD’s citywide efforts for in-service professional learning for adults working with children ages 0-8, which serves as a model for systems-level professional learning.
Coaching: How a Focus on Adult Development Leads to Improvements in Student Learning (pdf)
This publication documents the professional learning processes, tools, and activities used by Bank Street facilitators in their coaching work with teachers and leaders and brings to light what strengths-based, developmentally meaningful teaching and learning looks like for both adults and children.
District-Wide Instructional Initiative Framework (pdf)
This booklet provides educators with a closer look at how four school system components can contribute to supporting effective improvement strategies at scale: leadership vision and commitment, change management structures, intentional and adult learning experiences, and evidence-based at student-focused decision making.
Why Science Says School is Boring
Explores the reasoning behind the all too common consensus among children that school is “boring” and how schools and teachers can better engage students by helping them bridge what they’re learning in the classroom to their own lives and the world around them.
Structures & Supports: Building a Throughline Approach to District Reform (pdf)
Provides an analysis of the Bank Street Education Center’s work in urban districts. Provides case studies of select program partners and examines lessons learned.
New Haven Children’s Ideal Learning District
Official website of the New Haven Children’s Ideal Learning District initiative designed to help revolutionize the city’s early care and education landscape.