WASHINGTON, May 10, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- P21, the leading organization advocating for 21st century learning for all students, welcomes Faber-Castell, a global leader in fine writing instruments and art supplies. By becoming a P21 member, Faber-Castell joins P21's unique coalition of business, community, education leaders, and policymakers working together to prepare learners along the entire continuum of learning.
Jamie Gallagher, President and CEO Faber-Castell USA, will serve on P21's Strategic Council and contribute to P21's collaborative goal to make innovative teaching and learning a reality for all students.
"As part of our mission to deliver high quality creative experiences for a lifetime, we are excited to be part of the P21 community," said Gallagher, "The work that P21 is doing and the insights which the group is generating are of high value as we align our development and outreach with 21st century learning skills."
"I look forward to working with the Faber-Castell team to support meaningful learning for all children," said Helen Soulé, P21 Executive Director. "Faber-Castell's 250 year history of creativity and innovation will be a significant asset as P21 members work on a collaborative vision for the future of education, our workforce, and students."
For more information please visit P21.org
Faber-Castell® USA is headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, and is part of the global network of Faber-Castell companies in countries such as Australia, Brazil and Malaysia. Faber-Castell was founded more than 250 years ago as a pencil manufacturer and today is known for its high-quality, professional art supplies and fine writing instruments and accessories. Faber-Castell is the leading provider of best quality creative experiences for a lifetime. Faber-Castell Children's brands include Creativity for Kids® (CreativityforKids.com) and Faber-Castell Premium Children's Art Products (GreatArtStartsHere.com). For more information about Faber-Castell USA, go to FaberCastell.com.
P21, the Partnership for 21st Century Learning recognizes that all learners need educational experiences in school and beyond, from cradle to career, to build knowledge and skills for success in a globally and digitally interconnected world. Representing over 5 million members of the global workforce and over 2 million U.S. students in K-12, P21 is a catalyst organization uniting business, government and education leaders from the U.S. and abroad to advance evidence-based education policy and practice and to make innovative teaching and learning a reality for all. Follow P21 on Twitter @P21Learning
P21 Members: 21st Century Skills Foundation, American Camp Association, American Federation of Teachers, Apple Inc., AT&T, Bahcesehir K-12 Schools, Crayola, Destination Imagination, Duck Learning, EF Education First, Education Networks of America, Faber-Castell, First Five Years Fund, Fisher-Price, Ford Motor Company Fund, Future Problem Solving Program International, Gale Cengage Learning, Goddard Systems Inc., Intel Corporation, Learning.com, LEGO Education, National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, National Education Association, National Speech and Debate Association, PBS, Pearson, People to People International, Playworld, Project Management Institute Educational Foundation, VIF International Education, and The Walt Disney Company
P21 Leadership States: Arizona, California, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Nevada, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia and Wisconsin
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