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Trends from the Field: Lessons Learned About Alternative Education

Trends from the Field: Lessons Learned About Alternative Education
Electronically published journal article, but not part of an issue

No

Abstract

In this brief, the American Youth Policy Forum (AYPF) summarizes how the organization collaborated with key stakeholders at the national, state, local, and institutional level to develop accountability systems for alternative education programs. AYPF outlines the seven lessons learned about what these settings do well, areas that need improvement, opportunities for innovation, and issues requiring further inquiry. (author abstract modified)

Accession number
25706
Authors
Kannam, J., Anand, A.
Type new
Brief
Organization

American Youth Policy Forum

Year published new
2017
Availability

Available for free download on the AYPF website at: https://www.aypf.org/resource/publication_trends-from-the-field/

Supporting Pathways to Long-Term Success for Systems-Involved Youth: Lessons Learned

Supporting Pathways to Long-Term Success for Systems-Involved Youth: Lessons Learned
Electronically published journal article, but not part of an issue

No

Abstract

This brief from the American Youth Policy Forum (AYPF) presents three key lessons the organization has identified as critical to promoting pathways to postsecondary education, training, and careers for youth involved in the juvenile justice system, foster care, or both. These three lessons are leveraging authentic youth voice, providing youth with a wide range of comprehensive supports and transitional services, and strategically aligning youth-serving systems and policies. The brief includes best practice spotlights for each of the lessons learned.

Accession number
25710
Type new
Brief
Organization

American Youth Policy Forum

Year published new
2017
Availability

Available for free download on the AYPF website at: https://www.aypf.org/resource/supporting-pathways-to-long-term-success/

Social and Emotional Learning and Traditionally Underserved Populations

Social and Emotional Learning and Traditionally Underserved Populations
Electronically published journal article, but not part of an issue

No

Abstract

This brief from the American Youth Policy Forum focuses on social and emotional learning (SEL) programs for three traditionally underserved groups: students with disabilities, English language learners, and youth involved in the juvenile justice system.  The risk factors and consequences experienced by system-involved youth often create barriers to their social and emotional development. In addition to reviewing current research and practice related to SEL for these three student populations, the author explores possible applications of SEL programs to better prepare these students for success in school and life. (author abstract modified)

Accession number
25709
Authors
Beyer, L.N.
Type new
Brief
Organization

American Youth Policy Forum

Year published new
2017
Availability

Available for free download on the AYPF website at: https://www.aypf.org/resource/sel-special-populations/

Measuring Success: Accountability for Alternative Education

Measuring Success: Accountability for Alternative Education
Electronically published journal article, but not part of an issue

No

Abstract

In this brief, the American Youth Policy Forum, in collaboration with Civic Enterprises, discusses alternative education and how states can develop accountability systems that accurately measure the quality of alternative settings. It also discusses how states can use accountability as a tool for ongoing improvement of alternative education.

Accession number
25708
Authors
Deeds, C., DePaoli, J.
Type new
Brief
Organization

American Youth Policy Forum

Year published new
2017
Availability

Available for free download on the AYPF website at: https://www.aypf.org/resource/measuring-success/

Leveraging the Every Student Succeeds Act to Improve Educational Services in Juvenile Justice Facilities

Leveraging the Every Student Succeeds Act to Improve Educational Services in Juvenile Justice Facilities
Electronically published journal article, but not part of an issue

No

Abstract

This brief from the American Youth Policy Forum (AYPF) provides state and local policymakers with information about how they can use the requirements under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) to improve education and workforce outcomes for youth in long-term juvenile justice facilities. AYPF summaries relevant ESSA provisions and outlines the three priority areas of focus that can increase accountability among juvenile justice programs and schools in their jurisdictions. These three areas are: (1) data collection and information sharing between state and local education and juvenile justice agencies; (2) an accountability system that includes educational services within long-term juvenile justice facilities; and (3) measures to hold these educational programs and schools accountable. (author abstract modified)

Accession number
25705
Type new
Brief
Organization

American Youth Policy Forum

Year published new
2018
Availability

Available for free download on the AYPF website at: https://www.aypf.org/resource/publication-leveraging-essa-to-improve-ed…

Innovations In Accountability Measures and Processes: Three Case Studies for Alternative Education

Innovations In Accountability Measures and Processes: Three Case Studies for Alternative Education
Electronically published journal article, but not part of an issue

No

Abstract

In this brief, the American Youth Policy Forum (AYPF) presents three case studies of how states are dealing with accountability under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) among alternative education settings. These case studies demonstrate the different approaches developed in three states: Georgia, Louisiana, and Wyoming. AYPF published this as a complement to the earlier policy brief entitled, “Measuring Success: Accountability for Alternative Education.” (author abstract modified)

Accession number
25707
Authors
Gillis, D.
Type new
Brief
Organization

American Youth Policy Forum

Year published new
2017
Availability

Available for free download at the AYPF website at: https://www.aypf.org/resource/innovations-in-accountability-measures-pr…