NCYL’s Education work aims to create an education ecosystem that centers youth. We work to ensure equitable education opportunities to all children and youth - especially those who experience barriers due to disability, racism, socioeconomic status and more. We also work to ensure safe and positive school environments where students can learn and thrive.
NCYL partners directly with youth to improve their education outcomes, identify opportunities for reform, file litigation and engage in policy advocacy.
Legal Advocacy & Impact Litigation
Laws & Policy
Stanford study finds why writing a letter to a teacher can turn around the lives of some students
How to Break the Juvenile Detention Cycle: New Research Shows a Way
CA signs bills allowing students access to mental health education, support at schools
ABC 7 News
Governor Signs Portantino’s Mental Health Education Bills Into Law
OCR opens discrimination investigation into Texas ban on school mask mandates
Why California teens need mental illness education
San Francisco Examiner
JusticeEd: Year Two Progress Update
Miranda Rights - Protection Guides for Youth and Professionals
Compassionate Education Systems: Antelope Valley Progress Report
School Mental Health 101: A Primer for Medi-Cal Managed Care Plans
Distance Learning Available to Families Through Independent Study During 2021-2022 School Year: Resource for Parents and Guardians
Help us realize our mission to Center Youth and create a world where every child thrives.