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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.

Pencil President Michael Haberman

12.09.2013  |  Leave a Comment  |   PENCIL News

From a new set of national academic standards in the Common Core and a new teacher evaluation system, to a new Mayor and the growing demands of the 21st century global economy, our schools are in a period of dramatic transition.

Giving Tuesday

12.03.2013  |  Leave a Comment  |   PENCIL News

On Tuesday, December 3rd, join over 5,000 businesses and nonprofit organizations and hundreds of thousands of cause-conscious individuals across the country to celebrate and increase giving on #GivingTuesday.

PENCIL 2012-2013 Impact Survey

11.21.2013  |  Leave a Comment  |   PENCIL News

Proof Positive: Data Reveals PENCIL‘s Network Creating Transformative Change for NYC‘s Schools and Students 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 …

PENCIL Partner PwC announces its Financial Literacy Award--enter for a chance to win an iPad and $5,000 for classroom use!

11.18.2013  |  Leave a Comment  |   PENCIL News

PwC’s financial literacy award recognizes educators who prioritize financial literacy curricula in our nation’s classrooms. Winners could receive an iPad for classroom use and $5,000 to support financial literacy curriculum. Apply by December 20th for your chance to win!

PENCIL Partners meet to discuss best practices on Family Engagement

11.18.2013  |  1 Comment  |   PENCIL News

PENCIL’s new School Leadership and College and Career Readiness panels will inform our work and support our school-business Partners. See the experts who make up these important committees.