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4 schools to help educate public about legislation

BARRE, Vt. (AP) -- Four Vermont high schools have been awarded state grants to help educate the public about legislation aimed at providing students with multiple pathways to graduation.

The Vermont Agency of Education announced last week that Otter Valley Union High School in Brandon; Twinfield Union School in Plainfield; Champlain Valley Union High School in Hinesburg; and Colchester High School in Colchester will receive grants.

The legislation encourages schools to offer so-called flexible pathways to high school graduation such as getting credit for internships and other workplace-based experiences, the agency said. It also supports dual enrollment in high school and college courses and online or video learning.

As part of the legislation, schools must design a personalized learning plan process to be implemented starting in the fall of 2015. Schools will be expected to work with students to identify their goals, learning styles and abilities, the agency said.

The personalized learning plan requirement of the law will help students be prepared for opportunities after they graduate, and engage in civic life while also achieving academic success, the agency said. The schools will get together several times over the next academic year to learn how to educate communities about the educational redesign.

"In an era of unprecedented societal change, our best shot at creating a prosperous future for Vermont and our students is to remodel our educational delivery system to meet their needs," Deputy Secretary John Fischer said. "We need to spread that message far and wide."

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