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UPdate for March 201 9

Vermont’s decision to shift from a traditional to a proficiency-based grading system is essential to ensuring all youth reach their full potential. It is my hope that the Vermont National Education Association’s request to push back the deadline for implementing proficiency-based graduation requirements to 2022 does not diminish a commitment to this change. Here is...

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Looking Back….Looking Forward

This new year provides and opportunity to both look back at our last decade of growth and look forward to the next 10 years. Like many nonprofits, we have been so busy working with schools, that we rarely back away to see the organization as a whole. The recent task of constructing an “Impact Statement”...

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December Up News

In this issue: Part II of “Four Feet on the Ground;” Restorative Circles Training; UP’s new initiative P4: Personal Power and Purpose Through Partnership; Youth-Adult Partnership in Australia; Getting to “Y” in the news, upcoming workshops … and more!Read More

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November 2018 Up News

Getting to “Y” Getting to “Y” (GTY) – Youth (GTY) – Youth Taking the Lead as Change Taking the Lead as Change Agents in their Schools and Agents in their Schools and Communities! Communities! Read More

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Four Feet on the Ground: The Youth-Adult Partnership “Teeter-totter Effect”

The personalization of learning requires the relationship of students and teachers to shift to partnership and shared responsibility. Educational change in Vermont has also opened the door to unprecedented opportunities for young people to be central to change, rather than passive recipients. However, there are few roadmaps for shifting our mental models and practices to...

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Just Announced!

UP for Learning is partnering with the Central Vermont Education Development Center (CVEDC) to present a Youth Voice and Youth-Adult Partnership Professional Development Series, facilitated by UP faculty Helen Beattie and Harry Frank. This training targets middle and high school educators, educational leaders, and students. The first session will be February 5, 2019; Introduction &...