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Latest UP News

  Youth Discuss Our Time, Proficiency-Based Learning on WCAX An interview with Our Time singer-songwriters Asia Bernatchy and Grace Ecklund Gustavson Act 77: Flexible Pathways Understanding Act 77: Flexible Pathways has never been easier. What’s the Deal with Proficiency-Based Learning? By 2020, all students in Vermont will graduate with a proficiency-based transcript. Here’s what it’s...

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Summer 2016 Newsletter

    We just finalized our UP for Learning summer newsletter! Our longest newsletter yet!  It has been quite a year.   To view and download the Summer 2016 Newsletter, click here!                

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M3 and the Two Rivers Supervisory Union

What is the opportunity? Vermont has recently passed some of the most progressive education legislation in the country, calling for personalized and prociency- based learning. This will require students to assume increased responsibility for their education, sitting side-by-side with teachers as they design their own pathways to graduation. To best prepare our schools for this...

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Harwood Union Poised to Secure $100,000 Grant

Harwood Union Middle and High School is poised to secure $100,000 to help further deepen youth-adult partnership in the school, IF we can rally votes for them to secure the Lawrence W. O’Toole Award from the Nellie Mae Foundation. Harwood has been a YATST school for 8 years, a Communicating School Redesign school for 2...

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New Song Amplifies Student Voice!

  Sound Check! Shaping Our Future is a landmark media arts project that seeks to have a deep impact on the hearts and minds of our communities through music and film. Sound Check was charged with the mission of amplifying student voice through songwriting and film. The music and lyrics to the song Our Time...

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Second Annual Power2 Resources

Over 200  youth and adults engaged as educational change agents throughout Vermont gathered on April 27th at Lake Morey Inn and Resort for the second annual POWER2: Youth and Adults Shaping Vermont Education Together summit. Students presented alongside adults in small “sharing sessions” throughout the morning, exploring twelve themes about education in Vermont with youth...

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New Website Showcasing Resources to Communicate Act 77 Flexible Pathways

UP for Learning’s partnership with the Vermont Agency of Education to build statewide understanding and support for Act 77 flexible pathways and proficiency-based learning, is now in its second full year. The name of the statewide effort is Shaping Our Future Together: Communicating School Redesign. Through UP’s initiative called Communicating School Redesign (CSR), we have...

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2016 Vermont State Education Champion

Dr. Helen Beattie, executive director and founder of UP for Learning (Unleashing the Power of Partnership for Learning), received a 2016 educational Champion award from the New England Secondary School Consortium for her unique contributions to education redesign in Vermont. Her plaque reads: “2016 Vermont State Champion. A persuasive voice for enhancing learning through strong...

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Communicating School Redesign Course 2016-17

In the 2016-17 academic year, three to five Vermont schools will be selected to participate in a credit bearing course to guide them in their efforts to introduce both personalized learning and proficiency-based learning to all stakeholder groups in their community. Each team will conduct research to shape its own local communications campaign. They will...