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Category: Current Events & Educational Policy

Current Events & Educational Policy

Alumni Featured on Slate Podcast on Teacher Tenure

Slate produces original reporting and commentary on social, business, technology and political stories, and it has earned a bookmark button in many a browser over the years, including mine. Attending the […]

Current Events & Educational Policy

Reflections on the 9th Niemeyer series: UPK in NYC

[The views expressed in this blog posting do not reflect that of Bank Street College as a whole] Bank Street’s ninth Niemeyer Series, Universal Pre-K in New York City, took […]

Current Events & Educational Policy

Opting out of standardized tests

Standardized testing is a major point of controversy in schools across the country. We have covered some of the issues surrounding this subject on the blog before, but now that tests […]

Culturally Responsive Practice

Reflection on the roundtable: ‘Still Separate, Still Unequal’

On Monday, February 10th, the Bank Street College Alumni Association hosted a roundtable discussion called “Still Separate, Still Unequal, Challenges Facing Public Education 60 Years after Brown v. Board of Education.“ The […]

Current Events & Educational Policy

Reducing or Eliminating Standardized Testing

Javier C. Hernandez’s article in The Times, “New York State Seeks to Scale Back Student Testing” details some steps being taken to reduce the amount and type of testing for […]

Current Events & Educational Policy

The Mayoral Candidates’ Proposed Educational Reforms

As voting day for New York City’s new Mayor approaches, I wanted to offer a progressive education prospective on the proposed educational reforms from candidates Bill deBlasio and Joe Lhota. […]