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September 20, 2011

21st Century Innovative Programming Grant Announcements

The Vermont Department of Education announced grants awarded to six Vermont high schools to engage in 21st century innovative programming today.

The six schools will be the first Vermont cohort inducted into the New England League of Innovative Schools, sponsored by the New England Secondary School Consortium (NESSC). The six schools presented their projects, linking them to the practices to which they have committed and by demonstrating 21st century innovative programming.

Members of Vermont’s first League of Innovative Schools (LIS) cohort include BFA (Dennis Hill, Principal), Cabot (Karen Stewart, Principal), Montpelier (Peter Evans, Principal), Essex (Rob Reardon, Principal), Williamstown (Scott Lang, Principal), and South Burlington (Patrick Burke, Principal).The LIS is a new collaboration-driven support network for New England’s secondary schools.

As LIS members, participating schools will become part of a growing network of secondary institutions working to improve programs, exchange professional expertise, and create more student-centered learning opportunities.

For more information, contact John Fischer at (802) 828-0488 / or Michele Fagan at (802) 828-0064 /

Source: Department of Education
Last Updated at: September 20, 2011 08:15:36