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Posted by Sharon Leatherwood on Dec 10, 2014

New York City is an exciting place around the holidays. There are lots of festive things to do from the tree at Rockefeller Center to the window displays at Macy’s. I would like to share with you some unique holiday things to do around the city with a graduate student ...

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Posted by Sharon Leatherwood on Dec 04, 2014

One of the greatest things about New York City is the public transportation. We can get on a subway, bus, or a train without the hassle and stress of driving (not to mention parking)! I commute to the city from New Jersey and I know many of my fellow classmates ...

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Posted by Sharon Leatherwood on Nov 25, 2014

On October 29th, I had the opportunity to attend a book discussion hosted by Bank Street’s new president Shael Polakow-Suransky. Over the summer, Shael sent an email to everyone in the Bank Street community and invited us to read the book, Mountains Beyond Mountains: The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, ...

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Posted by Sharon Leatherwood on Nov 14, 2014

On November 20th, Bank Street will be holding one of many Graduate School open houses. I attended one of these open houses at this time last year when I was considering applying to the school. It was very informative and definitely helped nudge me in the direction of applying. I ...

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Posted by Sharon Leatherwood on Nov 07, 2014

Hello and welcome to the Graduate Admissions Blog! My name is Sharon Leatherwood and I am thrilled to be the graduate student blogger for the 2014-2015 school year at Bank Street College. I am here to share with you my experiences as a first year graduate student at Bank Street ...

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Posted by Jesse Nguyen on Sep 08, 2014

The Graduate School holds a number of different events on campus throughout the year. During the Fall, we travel out to various school and conferences to see you in person! Our Fall schedule is finalized and we hope to see you while we are traveling in the next few months. Check ...

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Posted by John Kuckens on Jul 10, 2014

Left to right: Alisa Algava, Margaret Ryan, Mike Pesca, and Ada Rosario Dolch Slate produces original reporting and commentary on social, business, technology and political stories, and it has earned a bookmark button in many a browser over the years, including mine. Attending the taping of a podcast at Slate ...

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Posted by John Kuckens on Jun 17, 2014

This summer, I am taking a course called "Science for Teachers" with Stan Chu. In one of our first classes, Stan nonchalantly mentioned that he is in his 48th year of teaching. The class focuses on building meaningful frameworks for science lessons and how to ask questions that encourage exploration ...

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Posted by John Kuckens on Jun 06, 2014

Lots of us have moved to NYC to attend Bank Street. In those exciting first few days, with boxes still taped together, Ikea furniture not yet broken, no salt or pepper or cereal yet, there's a few inevitabilities. You'll go and get lost in the non-gridded streets of the West ...

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Posted by John Kuckens on May 10, 2014

[The views expressed in this blog posting do not reflect that of Bank Street College as a whole] Bank Street's ninth Niemeyer Series, Universal Pre-K in New York City, took place on April 23, 2014. In case you're unfamiliar, The Niemeyer Series invites speakers and moderators to discuss pressing issues ...

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Posted by John Kuckens on Apr 25, 2014

A big thank you to those who organized last week’s "Discover Bank Street Day." I was very happy to be on the panel for discussion to talk about my experiences here at Bank Street, and share further afterwards in the lobby. In case you missed it, the day began with ...

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Posted by Jesse Nguyen on Apr 18, 2014

On April 5th, we gave applicants to our teacher preparation programs an opportunity to discover Bank Street and meet members of our community. They got to meet various faculty and staff members, participate in model lessons, and hear from a group of current students and alumni. During the event, we ...

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Posted by John Kuckens on Apr 15, 2014

Standardized testing is a major point of controversy in schools across the country. We have covered some of the issues surrounding this subject on the blog before, but now that tests are happening in schools, it seems like a good time to bring it up again. We recently had a ...

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Posted by John Kuckens on Apr 05, 2014

Ironic, really. Here I am, the graduate student blogger, and I have to say that I truly prefer a pencil and paper approach to note-taking in class. You’d think I’d be multitasking on several devices at once while sipping down foamy macchiatos. The truth is, as much as I love ...

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Posted by John Kuckens on Apr 02, 2014

Attending graduate school at Bank Street is no easy undertaking. The coursework challenges you to think deeply and carefully about teaching. The courses themselves are at night, often during dinner time. Toward the end of the 7:00-9:00 pm courses, it can be hard to think coherently without a cup of ...

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