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

    How can nonprofits best synchronize their efforts? AYPF policy intern Andy Keefe takes us on a tour of the Better Together afterschool learning directory.

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  • Deeper Learning Book Club Discussion

    We invite you to a lunchtime book club discussion to explore Monica Martinez and Dennis McGrath’s new book, Deeper Learning: How Eight Innovative Public Schools Are Transforming Education in the 21st Century

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  • Webinar Resource Available

    Co-hosted by the CCRS Center, this webinar provided an overview of workforce data and its utility.

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  • Webinar Resources Available

    This webinar highlighted the role districts and states can play in facilitating competency-based learning models, and also the the policy barriers and opportunities at play.

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  • 4 August 2014

    AYPF’s Foster Care Trip to Nashville, TN, June 4th-6th: Participant Resources

    Overview AYPF has documented promising policy and program supports for youth in transition from foster care. A recent study tour to Nashville, Tennessee provided an opportunity for national and state policy leaders to learn about and see programs and policies in

  • 31 July 2014

    District and State Considerations for Incorporating Expanded Learning into Competency-Based Systems

    Overview Education systems across the country are beginning to experiment with competency-based models in which students advance based upon mastery. As schools, districts, and states pursue these innovations, it is important to remember that many expanded learning providers have been

  • 22 July 2014

    Deeper Learning Resource Page

    AYPF has organized a number of study tours focused on deeper learning policy and practice issues. See below for relevant links and resources: What is Deeper Learning? New book on Deeper Learning: Deeper Learning – How Eight Innovative Public Schools

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