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Common Core State Standards

10.31.2013  |  Leave a Comment  |   PENCIL News

At Principal For A Day, PENCIL’s panelists discussed Common Core, PTECH, Teacher Evaluation, and Mayor Bloomberg. Read these articles for extra credit on these vital education issues.

American Airlines

10.29.2013  |  Leave a Comment  |   Fellows Spotlights, PENCIL News

Find out how longtime PENCIL Supporter American Airlines lifted up students.

Pro Bono Week

10.21.2013  |  Leave a Comment  |   PENCIL News

Inspired by the American Bar Association’s National Celebration of Pro Bono, Pro Bono Week, October 20-26, 2013, is an annual global celebration of the pro bono ethic across all professions that use their talents to make a difference. PENCIL’s volunteers, supporters, …

A student makes notes on a mock resume during a PENCIL Fellows Training Session

10.15.2013  |  Leave a Comment  |   Fellows Spotlights, PENCIL News

We’ve received a number of questions from past and current Fellows on the best way to list your PENCIL Fellows work experience. It’s a great question. See our example of how you should list your PENCIL Fellows experience on your resume and LinkedIn.

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10.15.2013  |  2 Comments  |   PENCIL News

PENCIL President Michael Haberman wrote the following column for The Huffington Post. For more updates, follow him on Twitter. As the Bloomberg era comes to a close and we prepare to welcome a new mayor, New Yorkers are all rushing to define …

PENCIL Fellow at Work

10.10.2013  |  Leave a Comment  |   PENCIL News

There was a lot of talk at Education Nation this week about the need for employer engagement in education to ensure student success in college and the workplace. And there was consensus that a key component of employer engagement should …

PENCIL will appear on American Graduate Day this Saturday at approximately 4:58 PM EST!

09.25.2013  |  Leave a Comment  |   Fellows Spotlights, PENCIL News

Watch PENCIL Partner E. Scott Beattie, President and CEO, Elizabeth Arden, Inc., and PENCIL Fellows Ashley Budhai and Tracy Chu discuss how critical it is for businesses to get involved with our schools to help students graduate this Saturday, September 28th, at about 4:53 PM EST on PBS’ “American Graduate Day.”

Ogilvy Partnership Spotlight Newsletter Cover Image

09.23.2013  |  Leave a Comment  |   PENCIL News

For the past 10 years, leading advertising agency Ogilvy & Mather has cultivated more than the world’s top brands: the firm has also nurtured some of the bright minds of the future by sharing the nuts and bolts of the industry with local middle school students.

A PENCIL Fellow celebrates the end of his internship at the Fellows Culminating Event

09.20.2013  |  Leave a Comment  |   Event Highlights, Fellows Spotlights, PENCIL News, Video Archive

Nearly 100 New York City students are better prepared to take those next steps thanks to the career development training that they received through the PENCIL Fellows Program. Many of those students began that training nearly nine months ago, and marked the end of their summer internship experience alongside their Business Mentors and other coworkers at the PENCIL Fellows Culminating Event, held at Scholastic’s Soho offices.

The Wall Street Journal

09.13.2013  |  Leave a Comment  |   PENCIL News

The economics are clear: we all have a vested interest in improving our schools. But what’s the best way to do that? To start, let’s get businesses to act on that vested interest.