UP in the Press

UP on TV

Redesigning Education in Vermont: Part 1 (2016) WCAX :30 - an interview UP for Learning Executive Director Helen Beattie and Harwood Union High School co-principal Amy Rex

Redesigning Education in Vermont: Part 2 (2016) WCAX :30 - an interview  Harwood Union High School senior, Anneka Williams and teacher Ellen Berrings reflect on their experiences about how the new approach to learning and teaching is impacting them.


Publications by UP Faculty

Beattie, Helen., Rich, Martha., Evans, Peter. (2015). A Case for the Missing R. Educational Leadership

Beattie, Helen. (2012). Amplifying student voice: the missing link in school transformation. Management in Education 26:158


Publications about UP for Learning Initiatives

Catherine Gewertz (2016). VT High School Takes Student Voice to Heart. Education Week.

Finley, Jason (2016). The Equity Traps within Act 77 Flexible Pathways and Personalized Learning Plans. UP for Learning is featured on Page 2

Press Release (2016). Helen Beattie Recieves Educational Champion Award. Vermont Digger

Demarest Amy. (2015). Placed based curriculum design: exceeding standards through local investigation. Taylor & Francis. p.163

Dzur, Albert. (2014). Trench Democracy in Schools #2: An interview with Helen Beattie. Boston Review

Dzur, Albert. (July 2014). Democracy in Schools 2: A conversation with Helen Beattie. The Good Society

Jickling, Katie. (June 2014). State Launches Campaign to Promote New Learning Opportunities for Students. VT Digger. 


Publications of UP School Teams

Hazen Union's Shaping Our Future Together OpEd's discussing components of Act 77 Flexible Pathways


UPLogo with words FINAL 5-1-14

There is no greater power than a community discovering what it cares about. 
-Margaret Wheatley 


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  • YATST Student Member

    The student-led faculty meeting was unlike anything I have ever seen in terms of students and teachers holding a discussion about a topic as sensitive as their teaching methods. I heard from a lot of teachers in the “go-around” that they were awestruck about what had just happened.

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