Obama administration

Shumlin administration, task force make climate change recommendations

The authors of the report say they want to to eliminate “administrative obstacles” from FEMA that make it difficult for communities to adequately prepare for future storm events.

Leahy welcomes public scrutiny of Affordable Care Act files

Leahy: “This is a step forward, and one that I welcome during Sunshine Week. The Chief Justice and the Court are right to expand public access to their public proceedings.”

Shumlin applauds Obama administration for flexible health care reform rules for states

“I appreciate the President’s recognition that states like Vermont have good ideas for going beyond the requirements of the ACA to cover everyone and control costs. States should be able to move further, faster in tackling this problem.”

Terry: Trust is the essential glue for businesses

Editor’s note: This oped is by Steve Terry, co-founder of Worth Mountain Consulting. Any government body or business enterprise, whether it is a for-profit or a non-profit, must possess a valid social license to succeed and endure. Without this license of trust, the enterprise will eventually fail. Earning that trust and maintaining it under stressful […]

Vermont Department of Education amends list of ‘lowest achieving’ schools

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 16, 2010 Contact: Jill Remick, 828-3135 STATE OF VERMONT Department of Education 120 State Street Montpelier, VT 05620-2501 Department Amends List of Vermont ’s ‘Lowest Achieving’ Schools Click here for the complete list of Tier I and II Schools MONTPELIER – On March 10, 2010, the Vermont Department of Education released […]

VT-NEA: Department of Ed’s mistake-riddled list of 10 neediest schools merits failing grade

For Information: Darren Allen 802.223.6375 (office) March 16, 2010 Vermont-NEA President Rebukes Process, Calls for ‘Timeout’ MONTPELIER – The Vermont Department of Education’s admission that its list of the state’s 10 neediest schools was riddled with mistakes calls into question the usefulness of such evaluations in measuring student achievement, the president of the state’s largest […]