Sharpen Your Pencils!

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Tuesday, March 30, 2004

Over the last ten years, PENCIL has sent out leaders from non-profits and commercial businesses to work in the public schools as "principals for a day." This year participants will work with Chancellor Klein’s new reading and writing curriculum. Also, the Zarb Commission’s report, fromer Knesset speaker Avraham Burg, and the approaching nanotechnology boom.

Dr. Richard Smalley on nanotechnology

School Spending

Beth Fertig Reporter, WNYC on the campaign for fiscal equity and the Zarb Commission


Pencil Me In

Ramon Cortines former New York schools Chancellor looks forward to becoming a "Principal for a Day"
Lisa Belzberg chairman of PENCIL (Public Education Needs Civic Involvement in Learning) organizes "Principal for a Day"


The Democratic, Demographic Time Bomb

Avraham Burg Labor Member of the Knesset, former Knesset Speaker, and signatory of the Geneva Accords worries that demographic pressure may destroy Israeli democracy


When Small is Big

James Suroweicki Writes the financial column in The New Yorker sums up the business of nanotechnology
Dr. Richard Smalley Professor of chemistry at Rice University, Nobel laureate and inventor of "the Bucky Ball" explains the applications and developments of nanotechnology


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