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
FACT SHEET: Education and Workforce Related Policies Affecting Systems-Involved YouthSeptember 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…
- February 22, 2017
Intermediaries as Brokers of Knowledge in Education
Carinne Deeds breaks down how intermediaries, and others, can act as brokers of knowledge in education.
- February 13, 2017
Programs Versus Practices: What’s the “What” in What Works?
Guest blogger Ruth Neild unpacks the issue of using research evidence under ESSA.
- February 7, 2017
Collaborating Within State Agencies to Ensure the Effective Use of Evidence
Guest bloggers Carrie Conaway and Russell Johnston explain how cooperation and data-sharing within their agency revealed four common areas of practice in schoo…
- January 30, 2017
5 Ways States Can Support Evidence-informed School Improvement
Guest blogger Carrie Heath Phillips highlights five evidence-based practice requirements under ESSA that states are exploring.