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The P-TECH Story

As Brooklyn P-TECH – IBM’s first P-TECH school – celebrates the graduation of six students with their high school diplomas and college degrees two years ahead of schedule, we reflect on what makes P-TECH so special, and look ahead to the model’s expansion across the U.S. and abroad. Stanley S. Litow is IBM’s Vice President […]

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Helping the Next Generation Beat the Odds

Twenty-three years ago this May, I graduated from Morehouse College as part of the largest class in the college’s history through 1992. Features in national media outlets told the stories of several young leaders from the Class of 1992, including why they had chosen Morehouse over such schools as Cornell and Stanford, the commitment to service […]

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Greenhouse Project Unites and Educates School Community

John F. Kennedy Magnet School (JFK) is a national Blue Ribbon School located in Port Chester, New York. Through the donations and support of many local and national corporations and organizations, we were able to raise approximately $60,000 in funding and in-kind donations for our new greenhouse project. Our greenhouse is located in our grades […]

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Exploring Public-Private Partnerships in STEM Education

We all know that schools can’t do all the hard work when it comes to educating our children, but what’s the best way for business to contribute? I had the opportunity to help answer that question at a recent STEM Salon hosted by Change the Equation, a nonprofit, nonpartisan, CEO-led initiative that is mobilizing the […]

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The Joy of Mentoring

When I registered to be an IBM mentor almost a year ago, I honestly didn’t know what to expect. More than 100 ninth-grade students were about to become the inaugural class of the Pathways in Technology Early College High School, or P-TECH, in Brooklyn, New York. IBM developed P-TECH in collaboration with the New York […]

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What It Means to Have a Mentor

To commemorate Mentor’s Day at Brooklyn’s Pathways in Technology Early College High School (P-TECH), Citizen IBM asked a P-TECH student to share his thoughts about his relationship with his mentor. My name is Kiambu Gall, and I am a P-TECH student with a mentor. What is a mentor, you ask? Well, a mentor is someone […]

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A Continuing Relationship: One Mentor’s Story

In observation of National Engineers Week, IBM mentors reunited with their protégés from New York’s Pathways in Technology Early College High School (P-TECH) for a day of learning and fun. Below, IBM mentor Julie Arthofer writes about her continuing relationship with her P-TECH protégé, and the school’s recent E-Week celebration activities. It is often hard […]

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P-TECH Celebrates Engineers Week: One Mentor’s Story

In observation of National Engineers Week, IBM mentors reunited with their protégés from New York’s Pathways in Technology Early College High School (P-TECH) for a day of learning and fun. Below, IBM Global Business Services consultant (and engineer) Eric Estey reflects on his experience as a P-TECH mentor. If you read this blog on a […]

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Training Tomorrow’s Leaders to Link Values to Business Strategy

“Can we extract lessons from the for-profit world and apply them to philanthropy?” That’s the question being asked by Harvard Business School and other institutions that are training tomorrow’s global leaders. At the recent Center for Social Value Creation (CSVC) Social Enterprise Symposium, I spoke with University of Maryland M.B.A. students to help them understand the […]

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P-TECH: The First 100 Days

When I look back at the first 100 days of P-TECH – the Pathways in Technology Early College High School – it becomes clear that rigor, roadmaps, and role models have been essential to our success. The P-TECH grades nine through 14 model is a forward-thinking example of what can happen when public educators and […]

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Improving the Technology of Learning to Help Close the Digital Divide

IBM’s “5 in 5” forecast of innovations that will alter the technology landscape within the next five years includes the prediction that mobile technologies will close the digital divide between rich and poor. In the very near future, mobile devices and over-air networks will enable disconnected and disenfranchised populations to circumvent traditional infrastructures to participate […]

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Degrees Remain Elusive for Most Community College Students

As reported in today’s Wall Street Journal, a new study from the Center for an Urban Future confirms what many of us have been saying all along: Even though our young people understand the need to acquire the skills and education to qualify for 21st Century jobs, a stunningly high percentage of them fail to […]

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Volunteerism and Citizenship: One Mentor’s Story

Ethan McCarty was one of 95 IBM mentors who met with their student protégés at New York’s Pathways in Technology Early College High School (P-TECH) for the first time in October. P-TECH is a new model grades 9 through 14 school located in the Crown Heights section of Brooklyn, and many of its students will […]

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Creating a Smarter Education System

I testified today before the U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on Research and Science Education about IBM’s commitment to address the issue of national decline in math, science and engineering and its implications for America’s labor force. The Subcommittee on Research and Science Education oversees all matters related to science policy and science education. In […]

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