November 15, 2016
Allies for Children Executive Director Patrick Dowd moderated a panel today at The Wallace Foundation’s National Summer Learning Project (NSLP) meeting in Pittsburgh.
The NSLP is the largest effort to date to understand if and how large-scale, voluntary summer learning programs led by urban public school districts and their partners can help promote success in school. The Wallace Foundation convened five participating districts–Boston, Dallas, Duval County, Rochester and Pittsburgh, which was selected to highlight the city’s strong summer partnership. Panelists, including Allegheny County Executive Richard Fitzgerald and Mayor William Peduto, discussed the recent success of Summer 16 and various out-of-school time offerings.
The panelists also discussed how summer learning came to be a priority in Pittsburgh and how various public-private partnerships formed to increase opportunities for young people.