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Note from Yolanda Ferrell-Brown

Posted by Bank Street on January 06, 2014

Dear Members of the Bank Street Community: I hope that the holiday season has been joyous and restorative for everyone. As promised, I am writing to provide another short update regarding the status of the Presidential Search process. The committee is very pleased to report that the search is in ...

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Graduate School

Q&A: Math, Diversity & the Common Core

Posted by Nick Gray on December 19, 2013

Nneka Sutherland, a student in Bank Street’s Leadership in Mathematics Education program, is an experienced teacher and a veteran of both public and charter schools in New York City and Montreal. In addition to pursuing a master’s degree at Bank Street, she is a full time teacher at a public ...

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School for Children

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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Graduate School

Making Power Visible

Posted by Mihaela Schwartz on November 21, 2013

Making Power Visible: Home Grown Community-Based Learning from Karachi to Philadelphia to You At the end of October, the Graduate School hosted the event Making Power Visible: Home Grown Community-Based Learning from Karachi to Philadelphia to You, with the Council of Students (COS). Presented by Yue Fang, president of COS, ...

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Family Center

Welcome North Carolina!

Posted by Gabriel Guyton on November 14, 2013

Mentor Pilot Program Jacque Penick of Mountain Area Child and Family Center (left) and Gabriel Guyton. Bank Street is participating in a new, inter-center mentoring program with Mountain Area Child and Family Center, an early learning program, serving children birth-five in Asheville, North Carolina. The Bank Street Family Center is ...

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Family Center

Chirlane McCray Visits Bank Street

Posted by Nick Gray on November 12, 2013

On October 24, Bank Street hosted Chirlane McCray — writer, activist, and wife of then-mayoral nominee Bill De Blasio. McCray accompanied Dean of the College Jon Snyder and Children’s Programs Dean Alexis Wright on a tour that included a visit to the Children’s Library, which holds one of the state’s ...

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General Bank Street News

Occasional Paper Series: Valuing Out-of-School Time

Posted by Nick Gray on November 11, 2013

Nonschool spaces aren’t what they used to be. Places that welcome young people engaging in unstructured, autonomous hanging out are getting harder to find. After-school programs have shifted toward offering formalized activities and documented learning outcomes. No longer can home spaces serve as an escape from the authority of school, ...

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Emergent Curriculum at Progressive Education Conference

Posted by Nick Gray on November 04, 2013

In October, Allie Bruce, Bank Street’s Children’s Librarian, and Anshu Wahi, the School for Children’s Director of Diversity and Community, traveled to Los Angeles to present at the Progressive Education Network (PEN) conference. Their presentation, “Loudness in the Library: Empowering Students to Think Critically About Identity and Bias,” demonstrated the ...

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Graduate School

A New Director for Museum Leadership

Posted by Nick Gray on October 31, 2013

This fall, Bank Street’s Graduate School welcomed Brian Hogarth as its new director of the Leadership in Museum Education program. Brian brings with him over 20 years of museum education and leadership experience at a number of leading institutions, including Johns Hopkins University, the Nelson-Atkins Museum in Kansas City, the ...

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Financial Aid

Lou Palefsky Honored by New York State Financial Aid Administrators Association

Posted by Amy Kline on October 30, 2013

Lou Palefsky (left) with J. Scott Atkinson On October 16, 2013, Lou Palefsky, Director of Financial Aid at Bank Street College of Education, was honored with two awards at the 45th Annual New York State Financial Aid Administrators Association (NYSFAAA) Meeting. The first was the Circle Award which is "awarded ...

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