AYPF IS HIRING
We are now accepting intern applications for the Spring and Summer 2020 Research/Policy Internship.
RESOURCES & PUBLICATIONS
As Congress prepares to reauthorize the Higher Education Act (HEA), check out the below AYPF resources that spotlight ways to improve college accessibility.
College Promise programs, which now number more than 300 nationally, provide financial support to pay students’ tuition and fees. These programs have received bipartisan support from state and municipal policymakers as a way to improve students’ access to college, putting college financially in reach.
This reading highlights opportunities for Perkins V, ESSA, HEA, and WIOA can facilitate an education-to-workforce pipeline that provides all students with the academic, technical, and employability skills they need to be successful in the workforce. If states use these acts together, phenomenal work can be done for afterschool programs.
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THE LATEST FROM FORUM FOR THOUGHT BLOG
A Cycle of Injustice: How Mass Incarceration Impacts Our Youth By: Samaura Stone
As the momentum for criminal justice reform prevails, Samaura Stone writes about how youth & families are still a missing part of the conversation.
Light of Hope: How Schools Can Disrupt Homelessness By: Maria Duarte
Maria Duarte writes how it is imperative to analyze the role schools play in supporting youth experiencing homelessness.
RECOMMENDED READINGS FROM AYPF STAFF
Check these out – top five recommended readings from the AYPF staff:
The Aspen Institute for Community Solutions – Equity Counts: Tracking Opportunity Youth Outcomes
Aurora Institute (formerly iNACOL) – Aligning Education Policy with the Science of Learning and Development
The Education Trust – If You Listen, We Will Stay
Institute of Education Sciences (IES) & Regional Educational Laboratories (REL) – A review of instruments for measuring social and emotional learning skills among secondary school students