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PENCIL remembers and celebrates Martin Luther King, Jr.

01.20.2014  |  Leave a Comment  |   PENCIL News

On Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, we’re proud to thank our network of passionate school and business Partners for doing so much to help our students reach their potential. Our Partners apply PENCIL’s models of school-business collaboration in schools across …

After seven years, Michael Haberman says goodbye to PENCIL

01.17.2014  |  Leave a Comment  |   PENCIL News

Dear Friends, It’s cliché to say “time flies when you’re having fun” but in this case the cliché fits. It’s hard to believe that it’s been seven years since I walked through the doors of PENCIL for the first time …

PENCIL Friday News Wrap

01.17.2014  |  Leave a Comment  |   PENCIL News

  Every day, PENCIL reads about the new trends, latest developments, and biggest shifts in education and school-business collaboration. The Friday News Wrap shares what we’ve learned with our network. Here are some of the most important columns, op-eds, and …

(L to R): JetBlue Airways President and CEO, PENCIL Partner, and PENCIL Board of Directors member Dave Barger; PENCIL Partner, Treasurer of PENCIL’s Board of Directors, and Managing Partner and Chief Operating Officer, Highbridge Capital Management Christopher Hayward; PENCIL President Michael Haberman; PENCIL Partner, Chair of PENCIL’s Board of Directors, and Weil, Gotshal & Manges Partner Howard Chatzinoff; and former PENCIL Board Member Stephen J. Meringoff, Chairman, Meringoff Properties, Inc..

01.13.2014  |  Leave a Comment  |   PENCIL News

Michael Haberman, PENCIL’s President for the past seven years, will be leaving the organization in mid-January to join JPMorgan Chase’s Global Philanthropy team as Managing Director for the Northeast Region. PENCIL’s Board and Staff thanks Michael for his outstanding leadership and congratulates him on this exciting new position.

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01.11.2014  |  Leave a Comment  |   PENCIL News

It’s no coincidence that as the recently released Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) results show that US students continue to lag behind their international counterparts, successful models of school-business collaboration are gaining national attention.

PENCIL Friday News Wrap

01.10.2014  |  Leave a Comment  |   PENCIL News

This week, reporters predicted the biggest stories in 2014, Education Week released its seminal “Quality Counts” report, the Huffington Post reported on the Common Core, and the Times estimated the economic impact of teen unemployment. All that happened in a week where Governor Cuomo discussed universal Pre-K and a major New York City education outlet re-named and rebranded itself…

Mott Hall Students

12.20.2013  |  Leave a Comment  |   PENCIL News, Video Archive

As we reflect on the year behind us and look forward to the year ahead, PENCIL’s board and staff thank you for everything that you’ve done and everything that you will do to help our students shine.

The National Journal

12.19.2013  |  Leave a Comment  |   PENCIL News

Writing for The National Journal’s Education Insiders blog, correspondent Fawn Johnson asks experts to weigh in on current education issues and debates. Here’s a look at PENCIL’s take on educating first-generation Americans, school counselors, and the importance of “soft skills”: …

Morgan Stanley Mentors help students from PENCIL Partner Business of Sports School master college and career readiness skills.

12.09.2013  |  Leave a Comment  |   PENCIL News, Video Archive

There are only two blocks between the Business of Sports School from Morgan Stanley. But for students without college and career readiness skills, the distance separating school and work seems infinite. That distance is much more manageable for Business of …

PENCIL School-Business Partnerships Impact Data

12.09.2013  |  Leave a Comment  |   PENCIL News

The most comprehensive evaluation of PENCIL’s program to date has found that school-business collaborations are having a greater impact on improving school and student performance than ever before.