Bridging Youth Policy, Practice, and Research

The American Youth Policy Forum (AYPF), a nonprofit, nonpartisan professional development organization, provides learning opportunities for policy leaders, practitioners and researchers working on youth and education issues at the national, state, and local levels.

  • Webinar Resources Available

    On October 28, 2014, researchers and editors Kara Finnigan and Alan Daly set out to answer this question along with other scholars, policymakers, and practitioners in their new book, Using Research Evidence in Education: From the Schoolhouse Door to Capitol Hill.

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  • New Forum Resources Available

    In cooperation with MDRC, this Capitol Hill Forum examined CUNY ASAP, a structured degree pathway program for associate degree-seeking students currently found at six community colleges in New York City.

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  • New Blog Post Available

    AYPF Executive Director Betsy Brand illustrates how Afterschool learning can benefit college and career-readiness.

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What's New
  • 28 October 2014

    Using Research Evidence in Education

    Overview How does research penetrate education, from the federal level to states, districts, and schools? Researchers and editors Kara Finnigan and Alan Daly set out to answer this question along with other contributing scholars, policymakers, and practitioners in their new

  • 28 October 2014

    Study Tour, Denver, CO: The Use of Student Surveys for Teacher Professional Development

    This study tour examined the use of student voice in the continuous improvement of teaching and learning. While many schools, districts, and states include academic performance measures and periodic peer/principal observation as data used to improve upon teaching practices, few

  • 21 October 2014

    The Art of the Webinar: Strategies to Maximize Your Research Dissemination and Outreach Efforts

    Overview As granting agencies increase their interest in projects demonstrating their impact and outreach, faculty need to go beyond publications and making presentations at national and international conferences.  Webinar technology offers a tremendous opportunity for researchers to increase the impact

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