Vermont eighth-grade students above national average in science

science scores upload

The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) released the statewide performance results from the 2011 assessment in Science for grade 8 students today.

Updated: Music CD to debut from Vermont’s African refugee community

“Africa, Vermont,” the first music CD to emerge from Vermont’s dynamic refugee community, will be released on June 29th.

Sanders: Good news, bad news in new postal plan

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) today welcomed Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe’s decision to abandon plans to close 3,600 rural post offices, including 15 in Vermont, but voiced reservations about a new plan to cut hours of operation.

Mayor Miro Weinberger promotes transportation alternatives and their benefits during “Way to Go!” Multi-Modal Tour

Mayor Miro Weinberger today held his “Way to Go!” multi-modal tour* during which he promoted through his own action various transportation alternatives to driving the single occupancy vehicle. Weinberger’s modes of transportation included walking, riding the bus, cycling, and car-sharing. Engaging in these healthier, more eco-friendly, and less expensive forms of transportation reduces our commuter carbon footprints.

Sec’y Jim Condos attends conference on future of the US Elections Assistance Commission

Secretary of State Jim Condos just returned from a symposium in Cambridge Massachusetts at Harvard University ’s John F. Kennedy School of Government that was sponsored by the National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS).

Nurses begin contract negotiations with Fletcher Allen; patient care is top priority

As Nurses Week comes to a close, the Vermont Federation of Nurses and Health Professionals would like to take a moment to honor and respect the work Nurses and frontline Health Care Professionals do every day.

Education consortium seeks business leaders

Education Initiative Seeks Vermont Business Leaders to Participate in Focus Group on Public High Schools Are today’s high schools truly preparing our students for the future? The New England Secondary School Consortium is looking for ten Vermont-based business leaders to participate in a conversation about public education, student preparation, and school improvement. Participants will be […]

Provider Appreciation Day celebrates childcare providers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Vermont Birth to Three c/o Vermont Community Foundation PO Box 30, Middlebury, VT 05753 WHAT HAPPENS EARLY MATTERS FOR A LIFETIME :: PROVIDER APPRECIATION DAY (MAY 11, 2012) TO HIGHLIGHT IMPORTANCE OF RESPONSIVE RELATIONSHIPS FOR HEALTHY BRAIN DEVELOPMENT IN INFANTS AND TODDLERS “Sometimes we need to be reminded that one of the […]

GED testing to be offered on computers in Vermont

Contacts: Toni Marra,                                                                      Vermont Department of Education [email protected] | 802-828-3133 Armando Diaz Public Affairs Specialist GED Testing Service  [email protected] | 202/471.2157 GED TESTING TO BE OFFERED ON COMPUTERS IN VERMONT Testing center opening on May 15, 2012 in Newport Montpelier, VT — In striving to provide more adult learners throughout the state with a high school credential, Vermont is partnering […]

NRC to hold public meeting in Brattleboro to discuss Vermont Yankee

NRC TO HOLD PUBLIC MEETING, OPEN HOUSE IN BRATTLEBORO, VT., TO DISCUSS VERMONT YANKEE NUCLEAR PLANT ANNUAL ASSESSMENT Nuclear Regulatory Commission staff will conduct a public meeting and open house on Wednesday, May 23, regarding the agency’s annual assessment of safety performance for the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant. The public meeting and open house […]

Vermont Freedom to Marry applauds Obama’s support for marriage equality

It’s wonderful that the highest office in the nation recognizes the value of families headed by same-sex couples, and that it’s important to treat all American families equally.

Updated schedule for Health Care Reform Listening Sessions

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 9, 2012 Contact Marisa Melamed 802-828-2316 Updated Schedule of Health Care Reform Listening Sessions on Benefits; Session in Bennington Rescheduled to June 13th   Health Care Reform Listening Sessions on Benefit Design This spring the Agency of Administration is seeking input from the public on the benefits to be included in […]

TJ Donovan and supporters to gather for campaign kickoff

Contact Jay Els, Donovan 2012 May 8, 2012                                                                                                                                                                                […]

Rutland Mayor Chris Louras endorses TJ Donovan for Attorney General

May 9, 2012 CONTACT Jay Els 802.503.0017 [email protected]   TJ DONOVAN RECEIVES ENDORSEMENT OF RUTLAND MAYOR CHRIS LOURAS Mayor Says Donovan Understands How to Make Vermont Communities Safer   RUTLAND, VT – Today TJ Donovan, candidate for Vermont Attorney General, received the endorsement of Rutland Mayor Chris Louras. “Today, I wholeheartedly endorse the candidacy of TJ […]

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