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Race, Social Justice, and Our Community

Posted by Shael Polakow-Suransky on December 12, 2014

Update: On December 4, a day after the grand jury decision in the Eric Garner case was announced, Bank Street's Council of Students (COS) and student group Bank Street Anti-Racist Allies convened a forum to discuss openly issues of racism and community. MSNBC's Toure connected with Chris Black, graduate student ...

tagged: community, cos, social justice, support
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Graduate School

The Language Series 2014 – Exploring Academic Language and Literacy Development

Posted by Gretchen Adams on December 11, 2014

The 15th Annual Language Series took place over November 7th and 8th focused on the theme “Exploring Academic Language and Literacy Development: Connections to the Common Core.” Over 150 attendees came to Bank Street and participated in a series of workshops and presentations with a keynote address by Dr. Celia ...

tagged: common core, language series
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Bank Street for Children

The Bank Street Summer Camp August Alliance

Posted by Dylan Morgan on December 08, 2014

In cooperation with Columbia University and the Cathedral School, the Bank Street Summer Camp has created the Bank Street Summer Camp August Alliance, providing weekly programs throughout August for children in pre-K to 8th grade. For many working parents, Summer Camp is no longer seen as a luxury but as ...

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Bank Street for Children

Music Teacher Betsy Blachly on WNYC Schoolbook

Posted by Kate Marcus on December 02, 2014

If you were tuned in to WNYC early this week, you may have heard Betsy Blachly, School for Children music teacher, explain how she reaches her young students through song in an interview and report about city efforts to expand music in the classrooms. Why does a musical message touch ...

tagged: early childhood, music, pre-k
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Bank Street for Children

School for Children Alumni at Williams College Reflect

Posted by Kate Marcus on November 14, 2014

Graduates of the Bank Street School for Children go to high school, followed by college, steeped in the values of progressive education. Dovetailing with that comes a drive to be involved in the community. When alumni who are in high school come back to Bank Street to give advice to ...

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Finance & Administration

Help Desk Service Improvements

Posted by Jeannie Crowley on November 11, 2014

On December 1, 2014, the Bank Street College Information Technology Help Desk will be revamped to provide timelier, high quality service. These changes will take the form of a new call center, staffed walk-in center and the field technicians with whom you are familiar. These improvements are possible through the ...

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Bank Street for Children

Transition to High School: Tips from a Panel of Experts

Posted by Kate Marcus on November 05, 2014

School for Children alumni currently in ninth and tenth grades returned to Bank Street to speak to the 13/14s on their upcoming transition to high school. A lively discussion ensued with thoughtful advice given to the Class of 2015. Being the New Kid1. Everybody who comes into the school in ...

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Bank Street for Children

Steven Antonelli on Men in Pre-K

Posted by Bank Street on November 04, 2014

Steven Antonelli “When I graduated with my master’s degree, my mentor in the college—when he heard I was going to teach preschool—told me, ‘oh Steven, I thought you were going to be a real teacher.’” It was over two decades ago that Steven Antonelli, Director of Bank Street Head Start, ...

tagged: head start, pre-k
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General Bank Street News

For 4-Year-Olds, Play is Serious Work

Posted by Bank Street on October 22, 2014

President Shael Polakow-Suransky Over the past year, due in large part to Mayor Bill de Blasio’s early education initiative, there has been much discussion about the benefits of providing access to Universal Pre-Kindergarten (UPK) for families of all backgrounds and means. Following on the city’s pre-K expansion, in “The Building ...

tagged: child development, play, universal pre-k
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Bank Street for Children

Bank Street Kids Make a Splash at the New Bookstore Site

Posted by Kate Marcus on October 21, 2014

Only the corner will change. Depending on your pace, Broadway and W. 107th Street, the new site of the Bank Street Bookstore, is about a five-minute walk from school and the current site of the Bookstore on Broadway and W. 112th Street. School for Children art teacher Maria Richa worked ...

tagged: art, bookstore, reading, school for children
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