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

    In this webinar, teams from three states presented their progress to date in establishing systemic use of research evidence under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). They also presented their ultimate goals, successful strategies, and the challenges and roadblocks they have faced.

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  • New AYPF Video

    These are the stories of several first-generation college students and graduates, and this video explores their challenges, sources of support, and recommendations for policymakers. With a third of all incoming college freshmen being first-generation, telling their stories and informing stakeholders is more important than ever.

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  • New Blog Post Available

    Where should we place our energy in building bridges between research and practice? New post from Nate Schwartz, Chief Research and Strategy Officer at the Tennessee Department of Education.

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  • Webinar Resources

    With our partners the Data Quality Campaign and the College and Career Readiness Center (CCRS), this webinar provided concrete strategies to leverage data collection and reporting requirements related to students in foster care.

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