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.

  • New Blog Post Available

    Could free community college have unintended consequences for low-income students? Policy Research Assistant Zachary Mallter explains.

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  • Upcoming Webinar

    This webinar will describe the value of career pathway systems, provide leading examples of states and districts doing this work, and will introduce the CCRS Center’s new Career Pathways Module, which provides tools and resources for the development and implementation of a career pathways system.

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  • Upcoming Webinar

    This webinar will explore how mid-level policymakers in state child welfare agencies acquire and use research evidence to develop policies regarding the use of medications for youth in foster care.

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  • 10 February 2016

    Career Pathways: From Ideas to Action, Tools for States

    Overview In order to ensure that all students are adequately prepared for success in college and careers, states and districts across the country are working to provide multiple educational pathways to better meet the needs of students, employers, and the

  • 8 February 2016

    Why Re-imagine Accountability?

    Overview The recently signed Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) provides states with greater flexibility to design accountability systems that use multiple measures beyond test scores. Educators and policymakers are increasingly realizing that a more nuanced approach to accountability is necessary

  • 11 January 2016

    Providing A Continuum Of Supports For First-Generation, Low-Income Students’ Success

    Overview As we look for strategies to increase postsecondary credential attainment for all students, we recognize that special attention should be paid to the needs of first-generation college students from low-income homes (FGLI). Given the difficulty of classifying this group

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