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Bank Street Names Shael Polakow-Suransky Next President

Posted by Nick Gray on January 21, 2014

Suransky, currently second-in-command of the nation’s largest school system, will be the college’s first president who is also an alumnus. The Board of Trustees of Bank Street College of Education today announced the selection of Shael Polakow-Suransky, currently the Chief Academic Officer and Senior Deputy Chancellor at the New York ...

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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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Bank Street Appoints Jackson Kytle Head of IPR

Posted by Nick Gray on January 15, 2014

Jackson Kytle has been appointed Interim Dean of Innovation, Policy, and Research (IPR). In that role, Kytle oversees the College Library, Bank Street Head Start, the high school dropout-prevention and college-readiness program Liberty LEADS, Occasional Papers, and other grant-funded and contract-based research and policy initiatives. Kytle will also lead Bank ...

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Liberty LEADS

Assemblyman Walter Mosley visits Liberty LEADS

Posted by Ana Lisa Tiburcio on January 06, 2014

Assemblyman Walter Mosely with Liberty LEADS students. Liberty LEADS was honored to have Assemblyman Walter Mosley, representative of the 57th district of New York, visit our program on December 10th, 2013. Mosley is a champion of issues such as education, immigration, and non-discriminatory policies—issues our students and their families face ...

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General Bank Street News

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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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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