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Bryan Ireland '13: How to Restore a Floor

Posted by Kate Marcus on September 23, 2014

Bryan Ireland ’13 spent part of his summer leading volunteers to restore the floor of the Jan Hus Presbyterian Church and Neighborhood House, which houses the Homeless Outreach and Advocacy Program, on E. 74th Street in Manhattan. Bryan, a sophomore at Friends Seminary and Eagle Scout candidate with Troop 414, ...

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School for Children

People's Climate Change March

Posted by Kate Marcus on September 22, 2014

Bank Street families, faculty, staff and alumni joined the People's Climate Change March on Sunday, September 21. The march, making history at the largest climate march to date, was a call to action on climate change while world leaders met at the United Nations.

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Graduate School

Bank Street Prepares for edTPA

Posted by Gretchen Adams on September 16, 2014

edTPA is a new assessment required for teacher certification designed to answer the question: "Is a new teacher ready for the job?" The performance-based assessment documents and demonstrates the ability of the teacher to formulate and teach lesson plans. Consisting of unedited video clips of instructions, lesson plans, student work ...

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Bank Street Bookstore Gets a New Lease

Posted by Nick Gray on September 01, 2014

Renowned Upper West Side bookstore for children, teachers, and families will move to new location in March 2015. Read More Signs of Literary Life for Two Booksellers on the Upper West Side, via New York Times Media Inquiries Nicholas GrayCommunications September 2, 2014 — Bank Street College

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Graduate School

"Decoding the Common Core" with Peggy McNamara

Posted by Gretchen Adams on August 29, 2014

In the August/September 2014 issue of Kiwi magazine, Peggy McNamara, Chair of General Teacher Education, lent her voice to the article “Decoding the Common Core,” by Marisa LaScala. This article addressed a broad range of questions from parents about the implementation of the Common Core Standards that began in 2009,

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General Bank Street News

Getting Ready for Pre-K: An Institute for Educators

Posted by Nick Gray on August 11, 2014

Bank Street Partners with City to Get Thousands Ready for Pre-K On August 12, Bank Street College of Education kicks off the first sessions of a professional development institute for thousands of early childhood educators, in collaboration with the New York City Department of Education. The Institute, titled “Getting Ready ...

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Family Center

Family Center Partners with Verner Center in Mentor Project

Posted by Mary Markman on July 30, 2014

Verner's Laura Martin and Family Center Head Teacher Gabriel Guyton. This summer, Bank Street's Family Center will host teachers from the Verner Center for Early Learning in Asheville, NC, for three days of observation, reflection, and coursework. This collaborative project between educators and childcare specialists is a continuation of a ...

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Graduate School

Bank Street & Partners Study Math for All in Chicago

Posted by Nick Gray on July 17, 2014

$3.5 Million Grant Awarded to EDC, Bank Street and Partners to Study Math Professional Development Program Bank Street College of Education, a leader in adult and childhood education and development, was recently included in a four-year grant of $3.5 million for Bank Street math faculty to work with Education Development ...

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General Bank Street News

Welcome from Shael Polakow-Suransky, President

Posted by Shael Polakow-Suransky on July 07, 2014

Dear Colleagues, As a graduate of Bank Street, I am honored to begin this month as the College’s seventh President. Let me introduce myself and share my first thoughts on our work together. New to both Bank Street and the role of President, I see myself as a learner. I ...

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School for Children

New York City Gay Pride Parade

Posted by Alexis Wright on July 01, 2014

Morika Tsujimura and Anshu Wahi (SFC faculty). For the second year in a row, School for Children faculty and families participated in the New York City Gay Pride Parade. Organized by Anshu Wahi, our Director of Diversity & Community, the SFC proudly marched under a bright sky down Fifth Avenue ...

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