New Graduate Course
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New Graduate Course

A new course has been created this year entitled, “Communicating School Redesign through the Youth-Adult Partnership Lens” (see attached syllabus below).  Creating a common language to assure that students can take a meaningful role in both learning and school transformation efforts is the goal of this course.  Our capacity as change agents is compromised if...

Passion & Purpose
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Passion & Purpose

The first stop was the Fannie Lou Hamer Freedom High School in the Bronx – situated in the poorest community in the country (100% student free and reduced lunch eligibility). Colorful student art graces the hallways.  Standardized tests have been replaced by portfolios. Community-based service opportunities and internships are interspersed with classroom time.  Wrap around...

YATST Senior Exit Projects at BMU
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YATST Senior Exit Projects at BMU

At the invitation of principal Emilie Knisley, the Blue Mountain Union YATST Team made a presentation to the school board and community to lead off a public budget information meeting on February 26.   Lana, Hannah, Eli, and Nicole showed a PowerPoint to explain YATST, the 4 Rs, and some highlights from their own Blue Mountain...

Great Expectations Training Hits the Road
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Great Expectations Training Hits the Road

YATST has received a grant from the Vermont Agency of Education to take the “Great Expectations” training model on the road, sharing it with youth-adult teams throughout the state. High expectations are one of the strongest predictors of a student’s academic success and one factor we CAN influence in our schools (J. Hattie 2009). Young...