AYPF analyzes certain federal laws to understand how they affect traditionally underserved youth and how they enable or constrain states and communities in effectively and equitably serving these youth. As a nonpartisan organization, we do not lobby or take positions on legislation, but rather we educate and inform policymakers about opportunities to improve youth policy and practice by developing and disseminating resources that provide examples and guidance on doing so.
To obtain a more comprehensive view of the various policies and legislation at the center of our work, please see below:
How ESSA and IDEA Can Support College and Career Readiness for Students With Disabilities: Considerations for StatesJanuary 9, 2018Read more
This brief examines how federal laws can promote meaningful pathways to postsecondary opportunities.
- September 21, 2017Read more
This fact sheet intends to inform researchers, policymakers, and practitioners of the federal legislation that govern systems-involved youth, and highlight grant opportunities.
- October 16, 2018
Loretta Goodwin offers insight into how states can set equity goals to ensure students have access to a quality education.
- September 25, 2018
Betsy Brand examines the role and impact national service programs have on improving student outcomes.
- September 4, 2018
Jenna Tomasello offers insight into how school leaders can leverage ESSA & IDEA to support students with disabilities.