Bushweller, K. (2017, November 17). Messy, Hectic, and Exciting: A Very Ambitious Statewide Personalized Learning Experiment.

Zoe Prue does not like doing anything she thinks is a waste of time. So when she was told to put together a presentation at the end of her sophomore year for a personalized-learning plan, she was not happy. “At first, I thought it was the silliest thing and a waste of time and fluff,” said the junior at Champlain Valley Union High School, the largest high school in Vermont. “But I did it.” The teenager said that the process—part of a sweeping, state-mandated personalized-learning program—made her take a hard look at her intellectual and social.

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