AYPF analyzes certain federal laws to understand how they affect youth marginalized by systemic inequities and how they enable or constrain states and communities in effectively and equitably serving these youth. 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:
Bills Introduced in the 117th Congress
Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Information HubJune 17, 2019Read more
This information hub comprehensively spotlights a collection of AYPF and partner resources around ESSA
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.
Deeper Learning in the Time of COVID-19: Supporting Educators’ Professional Development in Virginia (Part 2 of 3)
Part 2 of this series on Deeper Learning examined how high-quality professional development & training can be supported when resources are scarce.
Deeper Learning in the Time of COVID-19: New Hampshire (Part 1 of 3)
Part 1 of this series on Deeper Learning discussed how a focus on student-centered & personalized learning helps students succeed during the pandemic.
- March 24, 2020
Internal Research Capacity Within an SEA
Rebecca Lavinson writes about a collaborative learning journey to the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.
- March 10, 2020
Where are all the Teachers? Teacher Recruitment, Retention, and the Impact on Equity
Monica Evans writes about strengthening the education workforce through enhanced preparation to prevent shortages & improve student outcomes.