02.05.2013 | Expanding Minds and Learning Opportunities | Jennifer Peck and California Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson
Taking Expanded Learning to Scale: California's Road to Success
Joint article by California State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Tom Torlakson, and PCY's Jennifer Peck about California's journey taking expanded learning to scale in California. Article appears in the compendium, "Expanding Minds and Learning Opportunities." Available on Amazon.
11.27.2012 | Silicon Valley Education Foundation | Jennifer Peck and Assemblymember Susan Bonilla
STEM and the Summer Opportunity
Article by the Partnership for Children and Youth's Executive Director Jennifer Peck and California State Assemblymember Susan Bonilla shares the results of PCY's pilot program and promotes the successes of STEM in summer education opportunities.
10.30.2012 | Huffington Post | Jennifer Peck
This November, Learning is on the Ballot
Blog post by the Partnership for Children and Youth's Executive Director Jennifer Peck discusses the possible consequences if statewide and local school funding measures do not pass.
10.16.2012 | San Mateo Patch | Jennifer Peck and Shelly Masur
Letter to the Editor: This November, Learning is on the Ballot
Letter to the Editor by the Partnership for Children and Youth's Executive Director Jennifer Peck and Board Member Shelly Masur describing what's really at stake for our children's education this November.
10.16.2012 | Huffington Post | Jennifer Peck
Partnering for Common Core Success
Blog post by the Partnership for Children and Youth's Executive Director Jennifer Peck discusses the opportunity for after school and summer learning providers to be key partners in Common Core implementation.
05.02.2012 | U.S. News & World Report | Laura McMullen
3 Tips for Parents to Engage Teens in Summer Learning
Jennifer Peck, Executive Director of Partnership for Children and Youth, discusses ways to engage teens in active and enriching summer learning.
03.06.2012 | Huffington Post | Jennifer Peck
The House Takes a Step Backwards in the Effort to Expand Learning for All Students
Blog post by Partnership executive director Jennifer Peck discusses California's leardership role in making science, technology, engineering and math(STEM) priorities in summer learning and enrichment programs.
2011 Media Coverage
09.14.2011 | Summer Matters Media Coverage Report 2011 | PR & Company
Read a comprehensive VMS report of print, online, TV and radio coverage of summer learning issues for 2011.
08.30.2011 | Education Week | Nora Fleming
Swords Drawn Over Funding for Expanded Learning
Article discusses funding for out-of-school-time programs, including 21st CCLC and ESEA reauthorization. “If we really believe these learning opportunities are important, then we should fund them in an ongoing way and maintain investments in effective programs over time,” said Jennifer Peck, Executive Director, Partnership for Children and Youth.
08.03.2011 | Huffington Post | Jennifer Peck
Changing the STEM Equation This Summer
- Blog post by Partnership executive director
- discusses California's leardership role in making
07.25.2011 | Wall Street Journal
Summer Cuts Launch Lunch Scramble
- When schools in California and elsewhere closed for the summer to save money, educators expressed worries about the academic consequences. Now, many warn of low-income families losing the government-paid, and generally healthy, meals served there. Includes quotes from
- , Executive Director, Partnership for Children and Youth.
07.19.2011 | Education Week Beyond School Blog | Nora Fleming
Q&A: How States Can Improve Summer Learning
- Ed Week blog features the Partnership's
- discussing Calif.'s
07.07.2011 | Los Angeles Times | Teresa Watanabe
Programs try to save students from 'summer slide' in academics
"There is a real disparity in summer learning opportunities for children in disadvantaged communities," said Steven Wirt of the Partnership for Children and Youth, an Oakland-based nonprofit promoting the California summer learning campaign.
07.05.2011 | San Francisco Chronicle City Brights
Combating childhood obesity with summer learning programs
- Blog post by
06.30.2011 | Huffington Post | Jennifer Peck
A New Exercise in Combatting Childhood Obesity: Summer Learning Programs
Blog post by Partnership executive director Jennifer Peck discusses expanding children's access to summer learning programs as a means of preventing summertime weight gain and obesity.
06.27.2011 | Oakland Tribune | Katy Murphy
School's Out: East Bay kids ask state lawmakers how they spent their childhood summers
- On the first day of summer (National Summer Learning Day), yellow school buses unloaded dozens of students from the Mt. Diablo, San Francisco and Sacramento school districts in front of the state Capitol. The Oakland-based
- organized the
06.21.2011 | Huffington Post | Jennifer Peck
Celebrating National Summer Learning Day Every Day
Blog post by Jennifer Peck, Executive Director, Partnership for Children and Youth. Most of us know June 21 as the longest day of the year and the first official day of summer. But the 21 of June is also a call to action in support of our children and youth -- National Summer Learning Day, a nationwide celebration of the importance of summertime learning and the effectiveness of summer learning programs in preventing summer learning loss and engaging students in meaningful educational enrichment activities during the summer months.
06.21.2011 | Lake Stevens Journal, Lake Stevens WA
School's Out, but Learning is "In" for Summer
In Sacramento, 200 middle-school students will visit the California State Capitol to interview officials and community leaders about their favorite summer learning experiences. The event is being coordinated by the Partnership for Children and Youth in Oakland, whose executive director, Jennifer Peck, explains why funding summer learning programs is key to education. "Summer learning is an incredibly essential part of the overall educational experience for kids. It's been a big missing piece in the policy and funding conversation about public education."
06.21.2011 | KVKI 96.5 FM, Shreveport LA
Today, June 21st: Longest Day Of The Year… And Something Else!
While summer learning is worthy of a daylong celebration, it’s also such an important contributor to children’s academic achievement, health and well-being that we should champion it not only on June 21 but throughout the summer months. (Reprint of Huffington Post article.)
06.16.2011 | San Francisco Chronicle, SFGate.com City Brights | Jennifer Peck
Celebrating Summer Learning Day in California every day
Blog post by Jennifer Peck, Executive Director, Partnership for Children and Youth. Any Californian who cares about education should celebrate summertime learning—on June 21 and throughout the summer months—as a key component of students' educational success. Cites the recently published RAND report on summer learning loss, commissioned by the Wallace Foundation.
06.15.2011 | Youth Radio | Robyn Gee
Focus On Summer Learning Loss In Low Income Communities
Article about the need for summer learning programs in California includes comments by Steven Wirt, Director of Communications and Development, Partnership for Children and Youth. Includes a reference to Senate Bill 429 (DeSaulnier).
06.12.2011 | Beyond the Headlines, ABC-7 KGO-TV, San Francisco
Summer Learning Programs
TV program looks at how summertime could be dangerous to the physical and academic health of our low-income youth. They lack the fundamental resources and traditional opportunities most families associate with this time of year. Features Katie Brackenridge, Director, Out of School Time Initiatives, Partnership for Children and Youth.
06.09.2011 | Fresno Bee | Marc Benjamin
Central students' summer school aims at mind, body
Newspaper article about the summer learning program, offered through the Fresno County Office of Education and located at Central East High School, will enroll 380 Central Unified middle school students in summer school, where they will study English-language arts, science, technology, engineering and math lessons that will reinforce what they were taught earlier this year. Includes Jennifer Peck, Executive Director, Partnership for Children and Youth.
05.26.2011 | Education Week | Nora Fleming
Educators Urged to Give Expanded Learning a Seat at the Table
Ed Week Beyond School Blog article includes Jennifer Peck, Executive Director, Partnership for Children and Youth, and her participation as one of the moderators at the recent Wallace Forum, "Reimagining the School Day: A Forum on More Time for Learning," in Washington, DC.
05.21.2011 | La Opinión Los Angeles | Yolanda Arenales
Escuelas de verano solo para unos pocos
Newspaper article on the importance of summer learning programs features the LA's BEST summer program and Jennifer Peck, Executive Director, Partnership for Childrena and Youth. The article disucsses the difficult funding environment faced by summer programs.
05.16.2011 | San Francisco Chronicle, SFGate.com City Brights
Why summer learning matters more than ever
- Blog post by
- . While many Bay Area families are planning summers filled with educationally enriching activities for their kids, the vast majority of low-income children in the Bay Area, and around California,
05.13.2011 | FOX40 News KTXL Sacramento
Districts Try to Stop Summer "Brain Drain"
TV newscast features Jennifer Peck, Executive Director, Partnership for Children and Youth, and Zenae Scott, Sacramento City Unified School District. In a few weeks, thousands of Sacramento kids will be screaming for joy because they will be on summer vacation. Sadly, the moment they walk out that campus door, they begin forgetting a lot of the stuff they spent months learning.
05.13.2011 | News10 Sacramento & Co.
TV talk show segment features Jennifer Peck, Executive Director of Partnership for Children and Youth. Summertime is dangerous to the physical and academic health of Sacramento's low-income youth - dramatically increasing their risk of obesity and placing them in academic jeopardy.
05.06.2011 | ABC News 7 KGO-TV San Francisco
Lack of summer programs can put kids behind
- TV news segment by Lyanne Melendez features
- . With
- almost here, a lot of Bay Area kids are looking forward to going off to camp. But a lot of low-income youngsters simply do not have that opportunity. And a new report says that lack of access is putting them even further behind in school.
04.30.2011 | The Huffington Post | Jennifer Peck
Children Who Lose Out on Summer Learning, Lose Out
Blog post by Jennifer Peck, Executive Director, Partnership for Children and Youth. While many families are planning summers filled with educationally enriching activities for their kids, the vast majority of low-income children in the U.S. lack access to fun and beneficial summer learningopportunities.
04.25.2011 | KPSP Local 2 Palm Springs
Summer Programs for Kids
TV news story features Katie Brackenridge, Director, Out of School Time Initiatives, Partnership for Children and Youth. "Kids come back to school after the summer having lost up to two months of their school year reading," said Katie Brackenridge with Partnership for Children and Youth. "Teachers, as a result, are having to re-teach before they can move forward."
2010 Media Coverage
12.16.2010 | The Huffington Post
A Win for Expanded Learning
Blog post by Lucy Friedman of The After-School Corporation (TASC) discusses the Senate omnibus spending bill for FY2011 and the inclusion of language on 21st Century Community Learning Centers as developed by the Partnership and our collaborators.
10.25.2010 | Learning In Afterschool Blog
Interview with Jennifer Peck on ELT and Future Trends in Afterschool
Redefining after-school programs as expanded learning time (ELT) has made its way into discussions regarding the reauthorization of ESEA and the 21st CCLCs.
10.01.2010 | Contra Costa Times | Mercury News | Oakland storage/documents/downloads/press_room/media_coverage/2011_Media/HuffPo_2011_0621_JenniferPeck_SummerLearningDay.pdf width= Tribune
Governor Signs Bill Making Funding Available for Summer Learning Programs
Article covers passage of Senate Bill 798 (DeSaulnier), sponsored by Partnership for Children and Youth and authored by California Senator Mark DeSaulnier.
09.22.2010 | Education Week
Federal After-School Funding Bill Divides Community
Article discusses the future of 21st Century Community Learning Center program funding in light of the recent proposal by the Senate Appropriations Committee to expand the 21st CCLC allotment. Features Partnership Executive Director Jennifer Peck.
09.16.2010 | Education Week | Beyond School Blog
More on 21st Century Centers
Letter to the Senate Appropriations Committee signed by the Partnership for Children and Youth, the After-School Corp., and nearly 40 other groups.
04.2010 | The Bay Area Press | thebayareapress.com
Profile of Executive Director Jennifer Peck, Partnership for Children and Youth
With increasing budget cuts at both the state and local level, schools are scrambling to save important programs. Many of these programs help to decrease common disparities, making it easier for children to learn.