Read more about the Engage BHS project and outcomes.
In 2019 the Vermont Agency of Education offered grant opportunities to support the development of the restorative approach in Vermont schools. These grant allocations were the result of several legislative hearings where experts in the field, alongside educators and students, spoke to the need for a restorative approach in addressing not only issues of equity in schools but the need to develop learning environments where everyone experiences safety, respect, belonging, voice and accountability. UP for Learning shared leadership of this grant with UVM’s Best Institute, and continues to manage and lead the major grant deliverable – the Vermont Restorative Approaches Collaborative (VTRAC).
This work in Vermont represents a tiny portion of what is happening all over the country and the world to change how schools meet the social, emotional, and ethical needs of their school communities. We are therefore deeply grateful to all those who are already doing this work and so graciously share their knowledge as well as to the First Nations people from whom the principles of this work originated. UP for Learning also appreciates the ongoing contributions and expertise of the VTRAC membership.
Whether you are looking for introductory text or guides to implementation, the VTRAC has compiled books, articles, podcasts, and more.
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On Thursday, August 24th, UP Executive Director Lindsey Halman and Youth Facilitators Auishma Pradhan (11th grade, South Burlington High School), Adrianna Corbett (9th grade, Montpelier
This article by UP staff Lindsey Halman, Christie Beveridge, Emily Rossier, and Jackie Verley was published in Dispute Resolution Magazine, a publication of the American
Whole-School Restorative Approach Resource Guide by Jon Kidde for the Vermont Agency of Education – This guide is a must-read, first step for any school considering implementing