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. 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…
- June 6, 2016
Zachary Malter, Policy Research AssistantThe newly proposed draft regulations for the Every Student Success Act (ESSA), released by the U.S. Department of Edu…
This study tour highlighted two schools that are providing students with deeper learning and career preparation.
This webinar provided an overview of the cornerstone elements of an afterschool system and showcased how these elements are reflected in the system building wo…