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
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 forum highlighted the growth of CBE in state policy, the benefits of CBE, and promising practices.
- March 19, 2019
Betsy Brand offers opportunities for policy advancement in support of preparing youth with disabilities for college and career readiness.
- February 19, 2019
Maria Duarte offers some food for thought on how state leaders can make both equity and quality a focal point of CTE programs.