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- Afterschool and Out-of-School Time Learning
- College and Career Readiness and Success
- Research Evidence in Policymaking
- Learning and Teaching Strategies
- System Strategies and Approaches
- June 20, 2019
A review of 38 ESSA state plans shows how states are addressing accountability for alternative education, with infographic of key findings.
- September 4, 2018
Jenna Tomasello offers insight into how school leaders can leverage ESSA & IDEA to support students with disabilities.
- April 3, 2018
Madison Weiss explores whether states are effectively advancing equity under ESSA.
- January 31, 2018
Leveraging the Every Student Succeeds Act to Improve Educational Services in Juvenile Justice Facilities
This brief provides state and local policymakers, as well as education and juvenile justice leaders, with information about how they can use requirements under…
- November 30, 2017
The American Youth Policy Forum (AYPF) has worked closely with stakeholders at the national, state, local, and institutional level to develop a deeper understa…
- November 30, 2017
As states continue to grapple with the most appropriate ways to hold schools accountable under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), there is a lack of …
- November 13, 2017
This policy brief aims to address four key opportunities states have both within and outside of ESSA to better understand and ultimately improve alternative ed…
- April 11, 2017
Alan Richard describes how Scott’s Branch High School in rural South Carolina has addressed racial segregation, poverty, and poor student outcomes.
- March 6, 2017
Guest bloggers Laurie Lee and Steve Fleischman share tools for using evidence to support struggling schools under ESSA.
- February 7, 2017
Guest bloggers Carrie Conaway and Russell Johnston explain how cooperation and data-sharing within their agency revealed four common areas of practice in schoo…
- January 30, 2017
Guest blogger Carrie Heath Phillips highlights five evidence-based practice requirements under ESSA that states are exploring.
This study tour in Charleston, SC addressed how high-need rural schools are addressing the challenges of preparing students for college & career success.
This forum explored potential non-academic indicators that might be ready and appropriate for inclusion in state accountability systems under ESSA.
- July 20, 2015
Loretta Goodwin, Senior DirectorIn order to close opportunity gaps and transform our nation’s schools, it is imperative to ask the right questions.In advocati…
Implementing the Common Core State Standards – Examining Teacher and School Leader Professional Development and Raising Public Awareness
This convening highlighted significant implementation issues related to Common Core State Standards (CCSS).
This study tour highlighted the role of school, district, and state in moving an education system towards proficiency-based learning.
- May 15, 2012
SynopsisIn February 2009, AYPF hosted a field trip to Indianapolis, Indiana showcasing cross linkages aimed at increasing the number of students prepared for, …