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Candace Hurley
Student & Alumni Profile

Finding My Place at Bank Street

It took me 16 years to navigate towards the courage to embark on the journey of pursuing a master’s degree in progressive leadership at Bank Street Graduate School of Education. To be crystal clear, I earned my master’s degree in teaching from Brown University at the age of 23. I also went to Hofstra University […]

Jim Clay speaking at podium

A Word from Alumnus Jim Clay, GSE ’88

I am a 1988 graduate of the early childhood leadership program, and for decades, I had very little to do with Bank Street—except meeting up annually with my former program director at national conferences. Then, in the summer of 2006, I had the opportunity to return to Bank Street to take a couple of classes […]

Jessica Wontropski, Troy Pinkney, Carmen Colón, Abby Kerlin

Learn About Our Optional Affinity Group Meetings: Students of Color (SOC) and White Students Affinity Group (WSAG)

Being educators—teachers, school leaders, child life advocates—gives you an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of children and their families. As a Bank Street student, we challenge you to take every opportunity we offer to grow. Becoming part of an ongoing conversation about race and ourselves as racial beings is one way to […]

Robin Hummel and Laura Zadoff
Graduate School Classes

The Online Learning Experience at Bank Street

Studying at Bank Street is a relational endeavor. Creating relationships online requires the capacity to create community, and we do not refer to our online programs as “distance learning” because we work very deliberately to create an interactive community. From the moment you enter Bank Street, we introduce ourselves through video, get to know each […]

Kristin Waters

Student Services: So What Exactly Is a One-Stop Student Center, Anyway?

Bank Street College launched a one-stop Student Center on July 1, 2020, to provide you with high-level student service related to your enrollment. Now, you may be thinking… “That’s great, but what is a one-stop center anyway?” Great question! Generally speaking, at our one-stop-shop, you’ll have access to a variety of services under one roof. […]

Emmett Cooper and Stephen Ostendorff

10 Myths About the FAFSA and Applying for Financial Aid at Bank Street*

At Bank Street, we understand that many potential students see the cost of tuition of a graduate program and immediately feel “sticker shock” —they aren’t sure they can afford to make the financial commitment. We also understand that most of our potential applicants are not aware of how much their costs can actually be reduced […]

Audrey Fleischner and Nitika Nadgar
Progressive Education

Building a Community of Public Educators at Bank Street

Without a doubt, Bank Street prepares you for the ins and outs of teaching, but the school’s greatest lasting impact on your career is how it connects you to a community of like-minded educators.  Truth is, education can be an isolating career field, even though we’re always surrounded by people. Teachers often interact more with […]

Jesse Nguyen

What Makes a Bank Streeter? Reflections on a Decade of Reading Applications

I am approaching a decade of working in the Office of Graduate Admissions at Bank Street. Although I don’t have a definite sense of how many applications I’ve evaluated in that time, I imagine it is over 1,500 at this point! It has been such a treat getting to know many of our students through […]

Susan Levine
Career Search & Services

Don’t Forget Your Pants! And Other Interviewing Tips from Career Services

This blog post was written by Susan Levine, Director of Career Services, who has worked at Bank Street for over 30 years. She has guided hundreds of students on their path to finding their next jobs. Here, Susan shares some tips about virtual interviewing, as well as a reminder to RSVP for this year’s Job […]

Molly Koltys
Student & Alumni Profile

Learning in Lockdown: Introducing Molly, Current Student

We’d like to introduce you to Molly Koltys, a current Bank Street graduate student in our Early Childhood General and Special Education Program. Molly began her Bank Street journey in January 2020 after deciding to change her career path from management to education. Just two-and-a-half months later, in mid-March, graduate classes at Bank Street transitioned […]