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June 2018

AYPF IS HIRING

Fall 2018 Research/Policy Intern
AYPF interns are an integral part of the team and engage in a variety of activities, including researching and analyzing data, writing fact sheets and summaries, and planning and helping to organize briefings on Capitol Hill. The application process is rolling. For more details, please visit our employment page athttp://www.aypf.org/about/employment-opportunities/

UPCOMING AYPF EVENTS

Webinar: Pursuit of Equity: Aligning Transition Planning From the State, District, and School Levels (Thursday, June 28, 2018 from 2:00-3:15pm ET)
How can transition planning support career readiness for students with disabilities? This College and Career Readiness and Success (CCRS) Center webinar features presenters from the Georgia Department of Education and the Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Agency and will provide an overview on the value of transition planning for students with disabilities including data sets and various environments where transition planning supports career readiness. Participants will explore effective transition planning through systems alignment from state and local perspectives, including leveraging career and technical education and strategies for engaging various stakeholders in the transition planning process. Presenters will include:Wina Low, Senior Program Manager, Division for Special Education Services and Supports, Georgia Department of Education, Lauri Tuten, Director of Transition, Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Agency,Shelley Kraft, Assistant Director of Transition, Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Agency, Dr. John Pritchett, Research, Technology and Innovation Specialist, Georgia Department of Education, Career, Technical and Agricultural Education, and Helen E. Malone, Department Head for Career Technical Instruction and Transition, Atlanta Area School for the Deaf.
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AYPF RESOURCES AND PUBLICATIONS

Webinar Recording: Pursuit of Equity: Leveraging Career and Technical Education for Students with Disabilities
As states and districts support career readiness policies and programs, ensuring our most vulnerable students are part of this conversation is imperative. Featuring leaders from Washington State, this College and Career Readiness and Success (CCRS) Center webinar highlighted strategies for leveraging career and technical education (CTE) to support career readiness for students with disabilities and shared recommendations for cross-systems collaboration.

Please visit our YouTube channel at http://www.youtube.com/amyouthpolicyforum for video clips of events, interviews and more.

Forum For Thought Blog

  • Special guest blogger Alexis Andino, a Youth Advocate with the Juvenile Law Center, offers a personal glimpse into the foster care system. Read More
  • Fresh off a recent study tour to Indianapolis, Policy Associate Jenna Tomasello offers insight into how alternative education settings can better serve traditionally underserved youth. Read More
  • Senior Policy Associate Samaura Stone examines what one local community college is doing to create pathways to postsecondary success for local high school students. Read More
  • Policy Associate Rebecca Lavinson breaks down a recent survey that examines postsecondary education based on race and income in the United States. Read More

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RECOMMENDED READING AND RESOURCES

Check these out – recommended reading from the AYPF staff:

Juvenile Law Center: National Extended Foster Care Review
This new tool allows advocates and policy makers to explore how states are implementing extended foster care.

CompetencyWorks & iNACOL: Levers and Logic Models: A Framework to Guide Research and Design of High-Quality Competency-Based Education Systems
This report uses logic model frameworks to convey relationships between essential levers (outcomes, drivers and mediating factors) that inform the design of competency-based education systems and critical components of competency-based practice at four interdependent levels (student experience, professional practice of educators, district and school systems and culture).

Bellwether Education Partners: Measuring Educational Opportunity in Juvenile Justice Schools
This slide deck analyzes education opportunity in juvenile justice schools based on civil rights data collected by the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education.

Afterschool Alliance: An Ideal Opportunity: The Role of Afterschool in Social and Emotional Learning
This issue brief delves into the multifaceted ways afterschool and summer learning programs are engaging students to support their social and emotional development.

The Wallace Foundation: Preparing for Effective SEL Implementation
This brief highlights the common components of SEL programs: climate and culture supports, adaptability to local context, family engagement, etc. and then maps them to SEL best practices and to six recommendations for effective implementation.

 


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

AYPF events and publications are made possible by a consortium of philanthropic foundations: Andrus Family FundThe Charles Stewart Mott FoundationWilliam T. Grant FoundationThe Wallace FoundationWilliam and Flora Hewlett Foundation and others.

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