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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
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Graduate School

Each One Teach One 2014

Posted by Gretchen Adams on October 15, 2014

Each One Teach One is an annual event hosted by the Bank Street Council of Students (COS) to facilitate the sharing of ideas, research and experiences among graduate students and the larger Bank Street community. It began in 2012 and continues today as an open house style forum with Mini-Workshops ...

tagged: alumni, cos, faculty, school for children, students
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School for Children

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, ...

tagged: school for children, summer, volunteer
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School for Children

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.

tagged: climate, school for children
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Graduate School

Bank Street Prepares for edTPA

Posted by Gretchen Adams on September 16, 2014

edTPA is a new assessment required for teacher certification designed to answer the question: "Is a new teacher ready for the job?" The performance-based assessment documents and demonstrates the ability of the teacher to formulate and teach lesson plans. Consisting of unedited video clips of instructions, lesson plans, student work ...

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Bank Street Bookstore Gets a New Lease

Posted by Nick Gray on September 01, 2014

Renowned Upper West Side bookstore for children, teachers, and families will move to new location in March 2015. Read More Signs of Literary Life for Two Booksellers on the Upper West Side, via New York Times Media Inquiries Nicholas GrayCommunications September 2, 2014 — Bank Street College

tagged: bookstore, literacy, neighborhood
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Graduate School

"Decoding the Common Core" with Peggy McNamara

Posted by Gretchen Adams on August 29, 2014

In the August/September 2014 issue of Kiwi magazine, Peggy McNamara, Chair of General Teacher Education, lent her voice to the article “Decoding the Common Core,” by Marisa LaScala. This article addressed a broad range of questions from parents about the implementation of the Common Core Standards that began in 2009,

tagged: common core, peggy mcnamara
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General Bank Street News

Getting Ready for Pre-K: An Institute for Educators

Posted by Nick Gray on August 11, 2014

Bank Street Partners with City to Get Thousands Ready for Pre-K On August 12, Bank Street College of Education kicks off the first sessions of a professional development institute for thousands of early childhood educators, in collaboration with the New York City Department of Education. The Institute, titled “Getting Ready ...

tagged: alumni, pre-k, teacher preparation
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Family Center

Family Center Partners with Verner Center in Mentor Project

Posted by Mary Markman on July 30, 2014

Verner's Laura Martin and Family Center Head Teacher Gabriel Guyton. This summer, Bank Street's Family Center will host teachers from the Verner Center for Early Learning in Asheville, NC, for three days of observation, reflection, and coursework. This collaborative project between educators and childcare specialists is a continuation of a ...

tagged: mentor, verner
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