|By PR Newswire||
|April 24, 2014 11:25 AM EDT||
NEW YORK, April 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- PENCIL, one of New York's leading education nonprofits, today announced the appointment of David Weiner, formerly Deputy Chancellor at New York City's Department of Education (DOE), as its new President. His charge will be to deepen and expand PENCIL's growing role in improving the city's public schools by drawing on the vast talent and expertise of NYC's business community and its leadership.
Mr. Weiner, a former public school principal, was formerly Deputy Chancellor for Talent, Labor and Innovation at DOE, where he spearheaded the system's groundbreaking iZone program. iZone implemented 21st century learning practices in City schools and brought technology leaders and educators together to better prepare students for college and careers.
He will apply that experience to PENCIL, which has helped to fuel the national movement of private-public partnerships at public schools since its founding in 1995. Originally known primarily for its annual "Principal for a Day" activities, PENCIL has refined its model in recent years and today operates year-round programs targeting the intersection of school needs and business expertise in such critical areas as school leadership, college and career readiness, and family engagement. The organization has been at the forefront of the workforce development issue through PENCIL Fellows, which provides over 100 NYC high school students with professional training and hands-on experience through paid summer internships at local businesses each year.
PENCIL's programs have a demonstrated impact across the city, operating in more than 300 schools that serve over 200,000 students annually: More than 90% of principals engaged in strategic, long-term school-business partnerships said their PENCIL Partnership helped improve their school climate and/or student performance last year. And 98% of 2013 PENCIL Fellows say their experience influenced their future academic or career plans.
"I am honored and excited to have the opportunity to lead this dynamic organization as President of PENCIL," said Mr. Weiner. "As a teacher, principal, and education policy maker, I have seen first-hand that PENCIL's models of school partnerships are in the forefront of education reform. I am looking forward to working with my new PENCIL colleagues and with our Board and partners to expand and increase PENCIL's work to impact as many students, families, teachers, and principals as possible."
"David has unparalleled education experience, having worked at nearly every level in public education," said PENCIL Board of Directors Chair Howard Chatzinoff, a partner at Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP. "As an educator, he understands the critical need for PENCIL's proven models of school-business partnerships, and recognizes that they represent an incredibly effective way to transform public education. David's unique blend of on-the-ground experience and track record of finding and championing innovative new programs make him the perfect fit for PENCIL. On behalf of our Board of Directors, I am delighted to welcome him."
"I have had the privilege of working with both David and with PENCIL for many years," said New York City Schools Chancellor Carmen Farina. "Our schools benefit enormously from the work of its school-business partners. I am thrilled to see such a capable leader taking the helm of an organization that is finding new and innovative ways to support our teachers, principals, families, and students."
"David is one of New York's education policy trailblazers," said Dr. John King, Commissioner of the New York State Education Department. "He will bring a dynamic approach to improving our schools through his leadership of this important organization."
Mr. Weiner's appointment follows the departure of Michael Haberman, PENCIL's president for the last seven years, who left the organization in January to join JPMorgan Chase's Global Philanthropy team as Managing Director for the Northeast Region. David succeeds Interim Executive Director Richard Burns, who has served in that capacity since January.
Prior to his work at DOE, Mr. Weiner served as Chief Academic Officer and Associate Superintendent of Academics for the School District of Philadelphia from 2008 to 2011. He was a principal in Brooklyn and in San Francisco from 2001 to 2008, and prior to that worked as an elementary school teacher. He resides in Brooklyn with his wife and daughter.
Founded in 1995, PENCIL is the leader in creating innovative and impactful models of collaboration between business and public schools. Working at the intersection of school needs and business expertise, we channel the best ideas, talent, and skills across sectors to improve school and student performance. Visit PENCIL.org for more information.
"When you think about the data center today, there's constant evolution, The evolution of the data center and the needs of the consumer of technology change, and they change constantly," stated Matt Kalmenson, VP of Sales, Service and Cloud Providers at Veeam Software, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 18th Cloud Expo, held June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
Feb. 19, 2017 06:45 AM EST Reads: 5,347
Data is the fuel that drives the machine learning algorithmic engines and ultimately provides the business value. In his session at Cloud Expo, Ed Featherston, a director and senior enterprise architect at Collaborative Consulting, discussed the key considerations around quality, volume, timeliness, and pedigree that must be dealt with in order to properly fuel that engine.
Feb. 19, 2017 05:45 AM EST Reads: 4,715
Zerto exhibited at SYS-CON's 18th International Cloud Expo®, which took place at the Javits Center in New York City, NY, in June 2016. Zerto is committed to keeping enterprise and cloud IT running 24/7 by providing innovative, simple, reliable and scalable business continuity software solutions. Through the Zerto Cloud Continuity Platform™, organizations can seamlessly move and protect virtualized workloads between public, private and hybrid clouds. The company’s flagship product, Zerto Virtual...
Feb. 19, 2017 05:45 AM EST Reads: 795
WebRTC defines no default signaling protocol, causing fragmentation between WebRTC silos. SIP and XMPP provide possibilities, but come with considerable complexity and are not designed for use in a web environment. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Matthew Hodgson, technical co-founder of the Matrix.org, discussed how Matrix is a new non-profit Open Source Project that defines both a new HTTP-based standard for VoIP & IM signaling and provides reference implementations.
Feb. 19, 2017 05:00 AM EST Reads: 4,655
The Internet of Things is clearly many things: data collection and analytics, wearables, Smart Grids and Smart Cities, the Industrial Internet, and more. Cool platforms like Arduino, Raspberry Pi, Intel's Galileo and Edison, and a diverse world of sensors are making the IoT a great toy box for developers in all these areas. In this Power Panel at @ThingsExpo, moderated by Conference Chair Roger Strukhoff, panelists discussed what things are the most important, which will have the most profound e...
Feb. 19, 2017 04:00 AM EST Reads: 10,964
We all know that data growth is exploding and storage budgets are shrinking. Instead of showing you charts on about how much data there is, in his General Session at 17th Cloud Expo, Scott Cleland, Senior Director of Product Marketing at HGST, showed how to capture all of your data in one place. After you have your data under control, you can then analyze it in one place, saving time and resources.
Feb. 19, 2017 03:00 AM EST Reads: 3,810
Cognitive Computing is becoming the foundation for a new generation of solutions that have the potential to transform business. Unlike traditional approaches to building solutions, a cognitive computing approach allows the data to help determine the way applications are designed. This contrasts with conventional software development that begins with defining logic based on the current way a business operates. In her session at 18th Cloud Expo, Judith S. Hurwitz, President and CEO of Hurwitz & ...
Feb. 19, 2017 03:00 AM EST Reads: 1,532
910Telecom exhibited at the 19th International Cloud Expo, which took place at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, in November 2016. Housed in the classic Denver Gas & Electric Building, 910 15th St., 910Telecom is a carrier-neutral telecom hotel located in the heart of Denver. Adjacent to CenturyLink, AT&T, and Denver Main, 910Telecom offers connectivity to all major carriers, Internet service providers, Internet backbones and exchanges.
Feb. 19, 2017 02:30 AM EST Reads: 1,277
SYS-CON Events announced today that Linux Academy, the foremost online Linux and cloud training platform and community, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Linux Academy was founded on the belief that providing high-quality, in-depth training should be available at an affordable price. Industry leaders in quality training, provided services, and student certification passes, its goal is to c...
Feb. 19, 2017 02:30 AM EST Reads: 747
Web Real-Time Communication APIs have quickly revolutionized what browsers are capable of. In addition to video and audio streams, we can now bi-directionally send arbitrary data over WebRTC's PeerConnection Data Channels. With the advent of Progressive Web Apps and new hardware APIs such as WebBluetooh and WebUSB, we can finally enable users to stitch together the Internet of Things directly from their browsers while communicating privately and securely in a decentralized way.
Feb. 19, 2017 01:15 AM EST Reads: 3,913
The IoT industry is now at a crossroads, between the fast-paced innovation of technologies and the pending mass adoption by global enterprises. The complexity of combining rapidly evolving technologies and the need to establish practices for market acceleration pose a strong challenge to global enterprises as well as IoT vendors. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Clark Smith, senior product manager for Numerex, discussed how Numerex, as an experienced, established IoT provider, has embraced a new m...
Feb. 19, 2017 12:45 AM EST Reads: 2,845
Niagara Networks exhibited at the 19th International Cloud Expo, which took place at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, in November 2016. Niagara Networks offers the highest port-density systems, and the most complete Next-Generation Network Visibility systems including Network Packet Brokers, Bypass Switches, and Network TAPs.
Feb. 19, 2017 12:15 AM EST Reads: 661
A look across the tech landscape at the disruptive technologies that are increasing in prominence and speculate as to which will be most impactful for communications – namely, AI and Cloud Computing. In his session at 20th Cloud Expo, Curtis Peterson, VP of Operations at RingCentral, will highlight the current challenges of these transformative technologies and share strategies for preparing your organization for these changes. This “view from the top” will outline the latest trends and developm...
Feb. 18, 2017 11:15 PM EST Reads: 1,837
Due of the rise of Hadoop, many enterprises are now deploying their first small clusters of 10 to 20 servers. At this small scale, the complexity of operating the cluster looks and feels like general data center servers. It is not until the clusters scale, as they inevitably do, when the pain caused by the exponential complexity becomes apparent. We've seen this problem occur time and time again. In his session at Big Data Expo, Greg Bruno, Vice President of Engineering and co-founder of StackIQ...
Feb. 18, 2017 10:15 PM EST Reads: 8,571
With major technology companies and startups seriously embracing IoT strategies, now is the perfect time to attend @ThingsExpo 2016 in New York. Learn what is going on, contribute to the discussions, and ensure that your enterprise is as "IoT-Ready" as it can be! Internet of @ThingsExpo, taking place June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, New York, is co-located with 20th Cloud Expo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry p...
Feb. 18, 2017 09:45 PM EST Reads: 643