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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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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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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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Geo-education

Posted by Kate Marcus on May 08, 2014

Connecting students to the natural world both in the classroom and outside has been happening at Bank Street for years but now that connection has an official name: Geo-education. This spring, National Geographic launched the Geo-educator Community, an intiative aimed to prepare students for the world they will inherit. In ...

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School for Children alumnus receives Guggenheim Fellowship

Posted by Carla Scheele on April 30, 2014

Bank Street School for Children alumnus D.T. (Daniel) Max SFC ‘75, author of The Family That Couldn't Sleep: A Medical Mystery (2006), and Every Love Story Is A Ghost Story: A Life of David Foster Wallace (2012), was one of 178 scholars, artists and scientists to receive a 2014 fellowship ...

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A Winning Season!

Posted by Kate Marcus on March 14, 2014

The girls’ varsity basketball team ended their winning season with a thrilling game in early March. This was a particularly challenging season (weather-related schedule changes and injuries) but the team rallied and won 11 out of 12 games. The team displayed indomitable spirit and eagerness to hone their skills. Coach ...

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12/13s' Poetry at Nuyorican Poets Cafe

Posted by Kate Marcus on March 11, 2014

On Sunday, March 9, the 12/13s (seventh graders) performed their own poems at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe on the Lower East Side. The afternoon's performance was the culmination of two months of work, beginning with writing and revising poems in the classroom and at home, and then progressing to collaboration ...

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8/9s in the Steps of César Chavez

Posted by Kate Marcus on March 05, 2014

Bearing posters proclaiming “Yes We Can” and “Sí Se Puede,” on March 4, the 8/9s (third graders) joined the Upper School assembly to recognize and celebrate the work of César Chavez. The 8/9s spent several weeks learning about César Chavez, Dolores Huerta, Fred Ross and The United Farm Workers. They ...

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Naturalists Grab the Attention of National Geographic

Posted by Alexis Wright on January 17, 2014

Ordinary life at Bank Street is anything but ordinary. The “extraordinariness” (Yes, it’s a word!) of Bank Street was noted by the National Geographic Society last spring when the organization’s Vice President for Education, Daniel C. Edelson, visited and observed the 7/8s as they worked on the Hudson River project. ...

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Educating Boys

Posted by Kate Marcus on December 13, 2013

Journalist Peg Tyre has researched and written extensively about boys in magazine articles and in her book, “The Trouble with Boys: A Surprising Report Card on Our Sons, Their Problems at School and What Educators Must Do.” She recently spoke to parents and teachers at Bank Street School. Recognizing that ...

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