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May 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/

AYPF RESOURCES AND PUBLICATIONS

Study Tour: Creating a System of High-Quality Education Options to Serve At-Risk Students
This study tour offered educational leaders the chance to explore how best to leverage opportunities in policy and practice to create a system of high-quality alternative settings to serve all students, including at-risk populations. The two-day study tour, which was held in Indianapolis, Indiana, consisted of site visits, panel presentations, and group discussions with other attendees, local leaders, school officials, and students.

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

Forum For Thought Blog

  • Executive Director, Betsy Brand, discusses the importance and value of expanded learning and skill development to conclude our series on AYPF’s policy goals. Read More
  • Senior Policy Associate, Samaura Stone, offers a personal glimpse of working as a Court Appointed Special Advocate for youth in foster care. Read More
  • Deputy Director, Dr. Loretta Goodwin, recaps her visit to High Tech High for the annual Deeper Learning convening. Read More
  • Policy Research Assistant, Jesse Kannam, shares key insights from leaders who serve and support youth involved in foster care and/or the juvenile justice system. Read More

Click here to view all AYPF publications
Click here to view AYPF’s resource pages
 

RECOMMENDED READING AND RESOURCES

Check these out – recommended reading from the AYPF staff:

Education First & the Aspen Institute: Seizing the Moment: A District Guide to Advance Equity Through ESSA
This suite of tools identifies eight equity priorities many leaders are already pursuing and identifies potential barriers to equity, key decision points, and opportunities to braid and blend federal funds.

Annie E. Casey Foundation: Supporting Social-Emotional Learning With Evidence-Based Programs
This report highlights nine practical strategies designed to help school leaders, administrators, and teachers implement and sustain evidence-based social-emotional learning programs for their students.

UChicago Consortium on School Research: High School Graduation and College Readiness Indicator Systems
This paper provides a brief overview of the current state of the use of indicators for improving students’ educational attainment, considerations about which indicators to use when developing an indicator system, and some of the questions that have arisen as schools, districts, and states engage in these efforts.

Child Trends: The PILOT Assessment: A Guide to Integrating Positive Youth Development into Workforce Training Settings
This guide provides insight into how practitioners in workforce training settings can use Positive Youth Development (PYD) strategies to prepare young people-—especially low-income young people of color-—for employment in several high-growth industries.

National League of Cities: Afterschool and Summer Learning: A City Strategy for Workforce Development, College and Career Readiness & Public Safety
These briefs underscore the important role that afterschool and summer programs play to prepare our future workforce.

 


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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