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Why Apple Introduced the Pencil Even Though Steve Jobs Said No One Wants a Stylus

Quora | Posted 09.10.2016 | Technology

Touchscreens have gotten bigger and their roles have changed. When Steve Jobs said that in 2010, he was talking specifically about phones that, at the time, had extremely small displays compared to today. The iPad had only just been launched and the iPhone had a 3.5" screen.

Teacher's Aide Accused Of Stabbing Student With Pencil

Posted 02.14.2014 | Weird News

A special education teacher's aide in Hawaii has been accused of stabbing a student in the back with a mechanical pencil. The incident allegedly t...

Last Weeks for Maine Sublime: Frederic Church's Landscapes of Mount Desert and Mount Katahdin

Barbara Ernst Prey | Posted 12.14.2013 | Arts
Barbara Ernst Prey

It is still not too late to see Maine Sublime: Frederic Church's Landscapes of Mount Desert and Mount Katahdin -- a gem of a small exhibit which closes October 27th

Note to New NYC Mayor: Continue Bloomberg's Focus on Our Schools

Michael Haberman | Posted 12.14.2013 | New York
Michael Haberman

By continuing to make schools a citywide priority -- and by tying them to the future of this City -- Bloomberg inspired everyone from private citizens to small business owners to Fortune 500 CEO's to realize that they can and must do something to help.

The Anatomy Of A No. 2 Pencil (IMAGES)

Posted 09.12.2013 | Home

The following is an excerpt from "How to Sharpen Pencils: A Practical & Theoretical Treatise on the Artisanal Craft of Pencil Sharpening for Writers, ...

Girl Gets A Pencil Stuck In Her Brain ... And Survives

Huffington Post | Rebecca Ballhaus | Posted 07.06.2012 | Weird News

Forget running with scissors -- don't run with anything at all. Wren Bowell, a two-year-old toddler near Bath, England, had a near run-in with dea...

The Lowly Pencil

Meg Waite Clayton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Meg Waite Clayton

There is nothing like the freedom of a pencil as I'm taking the muck that is a first draft and trying to make something of it. Not quite right the first time? Erase and try again!

You Can Help a Public School Student Graduate -- So do it Now!

Norma Kamali | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Norma Kamali

The call-to-action is quite clear. Share your skills, staff, company and resources, and talent with the public schools. You can help a public school student graduate.

Is America Ready to Have a Grown-Up Conversation About Educating our Kids?

Lisa Belzberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Lisa Belzberg

Do we as a nation have the attention span and the stomach to tackle what has become the civil rights issue of our generation?