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
Schools Sued For Sending Students With Disabilities To Psych Wards
Palm Beach County schools sued over their use of Baker Act to send kids to psych wards
Palm Beach Post
State reaches deal to improve education, mental services for incarcerated youths
'Counseling Not Criminalization' Bill Unveiled to Boot Police From US Schools
Ending Virtual-School Oppression: Black Students Disproportionately Punished for Harmless Behavior at Home During Zoom Classes
“504 plan” disability protection favors students at Arizona’s wealthier, whiter schools
Arizona Center for Investigative Reporting
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.