Redesigning our Schools

Building a Public Understanding of the Changes in Education.

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Welcome to Shaping Our Future Together

a statewide campaign by and for all Vermonters who are dedicated to redesigning our public schools so that our communities will thrive, now and in the years ahead. Vermont has always been a leader in educational innovation. That tradition continues with the recent passage of Act 77: Flexible Pathways by the state legislature, and the shift to proficiency based learning.

We hope that you will visit this website on a regular basis to keep up with what’s happening in Vermont’s schools and communities, to share what’s happening in your own, and to build your organization’s communications and community-building capacities. Tools and resources abound in this website; they are meant to be shared widely.

Please join us in this movement for positive change!

Vermont School Stories

Discover what the Vermont schools participating in the Communicating School Redesign course have created as part of their community level campaigns focusing on school redesign.

Resources & Tools

Explore talking points,  FAQ’s and other resources for Shaping our Future Together in Vermont.

Communicating Student Centered Learning Toolkit

This toolkit is designed to provide you with the strategies and resources to build public understanding of school redesign.

Latest from Our Blog

VIDEO: CSR Teams Present to the Vermont State Board of Education

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On May 17th, the Communicating School Redesign Teams presented to the Vermont State Board of Education. Each team had five minutes to share the work that they have been doing…

CSR Teams Present to the Vermont State Board of Education

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On May 17th, the Communicating School Redesign Teams presented to the Vermont State Board of Education. Each team had five minutes to share the work that they have been doing…

Student Congress Video!

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The energy in the room was palpable when nearly 100 middle and high school students from Bethel, Rochester, South Royalton, and Chelsea gathered Monday, April 4 at the Bethel Town…

New Song Amplifies Student Voice!

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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….

Stories from Our Schools

Whitcomb Jr-Sr High School

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The Whitcomb Jr-Sr High School is located in Bethel, Vermont. The school serves approximately 124 students in grades pre-kindergarten through twelve. The Whitcomb team is participating in the Communicating School…

Rochester School

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The Rochester School is located in Rochester, Vermont. The school serves approximately 140 students in grades pre-kindergarten through twelve.  The Rochester team is participating in the Communicating School Redesign class…

Mt. Anthony Union High School

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The Mt. Anthony Union High School is located in Bennington, Vermont, nestled on the Massachusetts border. The school serves approximately 989 students in grades nine through twelve.  The Mt. Anthony…

South Royalton School

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South Royalton School is located in South Royalton, Vermont. The school serves approximately 355 students in grades pre-kindergarten through twelve. The South Royalton School team is participating in the Communicating…