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Library

Are All Book Covers Created Equal?

Posted by Allie Jane Bruce on July 31, 2013

Last fall, during a booktalking session with Bank Street Children's Librarian Allie Bruce, an 11-year-old girl in Jamie Steinfeld's 11/12s Humanities class asked, "Why is there a bird on that cover, when every other cover you've shown us so far has a picture of the main character?" A big question, ...

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Financial Aid

Graduate School Establishes Peter Greeman Scholarship Program

Posted by Nick Gray on March 12, 2013

Peter Greeman Bank Street is pleased to announce that our Graduate School has been selected by Community Teachers Initiative (CTI) to establish a Peter Greeman Scholarship program. The scholarship will be granted to an incoming graduate student who commits to teaching upon graduation in a New York City public school ...

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Library

Cartoonist Stephan Pastis Reads Debut Book to SFC Kids

Posted by Nick Gray on March 08, 2013

On March 1, Stephan Pastis, a nationally syndicated cartoonist for his work on Pearls Before Swine, and the students at Bank Street School for Children were the first to read his debut book for young people, Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made. Pastis visited the 10s/11s at the Bank

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At the Bookstore, an Exciting Path Ahead

Posted by Andrew Laties on June 08, 2012

Six weeks ago I inherited management of the Bank Street Bookstore from my esteemed colleague Beth Puffer. During her decades of service, Beth placed millions of children’s books into the hands of young readers, and myriad professional books into the hands of teachers. Meanwhile, since 1985, I had been selling ...

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Library

Irma Black Award: 40 Years of Kids’ Favorite Picture Books

Posted by Nick Gray on April 04, 2012

Each year, the Irma Simonton Black and James H. Black Award for Excellence in Children's Literature (Irma Black Award) goes to an outstanding book for young children—a book in which text and illustrations are inseparable, each enhancing and enlarging on the other to produce a singular whole. The Irma Black ...

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General Bank Street News

Bank Streeters Come Out 'In Defense of Childhood'

Posted by Nick Gray on April 01, 2012

Bank Street faculty and graduate students were out in force at the In Defense of Childhood conference on March 10, 2012, at City College. With a theme of “Keeping the Joy of Learning Alive,” the conference inspired participants to support children in their cultural contexts and to use inquiry-based learning ...

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General Bank Street News

Bank Street’s New eBook For Parents And Educators

Posted by Nick Gray on March 16, 2012

In Spring 2010, President Elizabeth Dickey announced the annual Innova Grant—a program designed to spur innovation and encourage new initiatives from the College faculty. Each year, winning proposals receive start-up funds for their projects. One of 2011’s winning proposals, a collaboration from Lisa Von Drasek (Bank Street’s Children’s Librarian) and ...

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Bank Street for Adults

Bill Ayers: How To Use Comics In The Classroom

Posted by Claire Daniel on February 06, 2012

On Saturday, February 4, over 60 educators braved the first snowstorm of 2012 to participate in The 12th Annual Language Series opening workshop, The Language of Sequential Art: Comics in the Classroom. Throughout the day, Bank Street alum Bill Ayers and cartoonist Ryan Alexander-Tanner led dual-language, bilingual, Special Ed., and ...

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Bank Street for Children

Live from Bank Street: ‘Diary of a Wimpy Kid’

Posted by Claire Daniel on November 22, 2011

Author Jeff Kinney inspires students in the School for Children and observers all over the world. In the world of children’s literature, Jeff Kinney and his character Greg Heffley are rock stars, evidenced by the fact that the latest book, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Cabin Fever, is currently outpacing ...

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Bank Street for Children

NYC Officials, Authors Joined Bank Street Head Start to Break World Reading Record

Posted by Claire Daniel on October 21, 2011

On October 6, millions of people from across the country sat down to read from Anna Dewdney’s Llama Llama Red Pajama as part of a nationwide campaign intended to raise awareness on the importance of early childhood literacy. Bank Street Head Start hosted the flagship event, which included readings from ...

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