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 gra…
This convening focused on coordinated financing efforts for afterschool and summer learning programs.
This convening examined the role that expanded learning, either during an expanded school day or out-of-school, can play in supporting positive outcomes for st…
This webinar focused on the use of Individualized Learning Plans (ILPs) across the country.
- May 13, 2013
Synopsis:This issue brief is intended to assist state policymakers in better understanding strategies to prepare students with disabilities and special needs f…