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:
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.
This convening highlighted concrete, actionable steps for the use of research evidence under ESSA.
- October 3, 2016
Carinne Deeds explores the ways that evidence can be used to inform decision-making.
This convening highlighted the opportunities under ESSA to rethink accountability to ensure that all students, including those who attend an alternative school…
- July 7, 2016
Zachary Malter, Policy Research AssistantOn June 23rd, 2016 the U.S. Department of Education and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released non-bin…