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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 …

(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.

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”: …

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.

Merryl H. Tisch, Ernest Logan, and Kathryn S. Wylde discuss the major education issues facing New York City at Principal For A Day.

10.31.2013  |  Leave a Comment  |   Event Highlights, PENCIL News, Video Archive

More than 200 school and business leaders joined PENCIL for Principal For A Day, where top State and City education leaders discussed major education issues.

Howard Chatzinoff, Partner, Weil, Gotshal & Manges, was elected Chair of PENCIL's Board of Directors.

10.04.2013  |  Leave a Comment  |   Press Releases

PENCIL, the New York City-based leader in creating innovative and impactful models of collaboration between schools and businesses, announced today that Howard Chatzinoff, Partner, Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP, has been elected Chair of the organization’s Board of Directors. He succeeds JetBlue Airways President and CEO Dave Barger, who will continue to serve on PENCIL’s Board of Directors.

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.

The Washington Post

09.12.2013  |  Leave a Comment  |   PENCIL News

The following is PENCIL President Michael Haberman’s response to Jane O’Halloren’s guest blog post in The Washington Post’s “Answer Sheet” blog, which was published online on September 13, 2013. In it, Ms.O’Halloren discusses the challenges that today’s principals face, and how …

The New York Times

09.06.2013  |  1 Comment  |   PENCIL News

When schools don’t have the same resources, how do you make sure that all students can cross the gap separating rich and poor? By asking businesses and their employees to give what counts.