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Vilaseca’s Vision For Vermont Education
Tuesday, 01/22/13
By Jane Lindholm
Education Secretary Armando Vilaseca discusses his new role and the governor's educational priorities, Tax Commissioner Mary Peterson explains the changes in the Homestead Tax and we visit a pond hockey tournament. 
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Vilaseca Named Education Secretary, As Shumlin Makes Other Appointments
Thursday, 01/03/13
By John Dillon
Armando Vilaseca has been education commissioner since 2009. But a new law that expands the department into a full state agency went into effect this week.
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Education Commissioner Vilaseca Elevated To Secretary
Thursday, 01/03/13
By John Dillon
Education Commissioner Armando Vilaseca was elevated to education secretary on Thursday.
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Education Chief Search Committee Named
Thursday, 08/23/12
A Vermont committee has been appointed to conduct a national search for an education secretary after a state law was passed that gives the governor the authority to make that appointment.
Vermont Edition
Entrepreneurs Expand Vt. Tech Sector
Thursday, 08/09/12
By Mitch Wertlieb
Vermont Edition looks at the kind of conditions technology companies need to start-up and expand in Vermont – from infrastructure to a tech-savvy workforce.  Does Vermont embrace technology entrepreneurship?
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Vilaseca Says He May Seek Top Job In New Education Agency
Friday, 05/18/12
By Bob Kinzel
There are some big changes coming to the state's education community. Lawmakers this session approved elevating the Department of Education to a full agency, which means it will be led by a secretary who will be in the governor's cabinet. Education commissioner Armando Vilaseca says the change will help highlight education issues.
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Education Charts A New Course
Friday, 05/18/12
By Bob Kinzel
Education Commissioner Armando Vilaseca discusses the department's change to a state agency, and Senator Bernie Sanders looks at the future of rural post offices.
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NECAP Results Show Drop In Math Achievement
Tuesday, 02/07/12
By Lynne McCrea
Last year's results show that nearly 75 percent of Vermont students are proficient in reading, and nearly 50 percent or more are proficient in writing. But only 36 percent of 11th graders scored at the proficient level in math.
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Education Chief Favors Longer School Year
Friday, 08/26/11
By Bob Kinzel
As the new school year begins in many parts of Vermont, Education Commissioner Armando Vilaseca questions why the state continues to maintain "an outdated school calendar."
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Back To School Issues
Friday, 08/26/11
By Bob Kinzel
Education Commissioner Armando Vilaseca discusses the top school issues, VPR's John Dillon provides the latest on wind power developments and we listen back to the voices in the news this week.
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Citing Savings, Merger Supporters Say It Would Increase Education Efficiency
Monday, 06/06/11
By Kirk Carapezza
Residents in five Vermont towns will go to the polls Tuesday to vote on a plan that would merge seven school districts, forming a single, regional district with one board. Supporters say it will cut costs and improve public education. Opponents say it will strip them of any authority local communities still have over their schools.
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Commissioner Calls For School District Mergers
Wednesday, 05/18/11
By Jane Lindholm
Vermont Education Commissioner Armando Vilaseca worries petitions in Addison and Vergennes to stop a school merger will stall other districts considering school board consolidations.
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Schools Still Facing Tough Budget Questions
Thursday, 12/23/10
By Steve Zind
Even with Governor-elect Peter Shumlin's decision to use $19 million in federal stimulus for Vermont schools, districts will still face difficult funding choices next year. 
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Schools Wrestle With Budgets And Mergers
Thursday, 12/23/10
By Steve Zind
Vermont school districts which fell short of state budget goals earned a temporary reprieve this week.  But officials warn they'll still have to trim expenses in future budgets.
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Voices In The Week's News: October 8, 2010
Friday, 10/08/10
These were some of the voices in this week's news
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Voices In The Week's News: April 23, 2010
Friday, 04/23/10
By Bob Kinzel
These were some of the voices in the news this week.
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Education Chief Says Vermont A Longshot For Federal Grant
Monday, 04/19/10
By John Dillon
Commissioner Armando Vilaseca says Vermont is a long shot to win $38 million in federal school improvement grants. His comments came as the state teacher's union complained that its members were unfairly cut out of the grant application process.
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VT Edition: School Math Scores
Wednesday, 02/03/10
By Jane Lindholm
VPR's Jane Lindholm talks with Education Commissioner Armando Vilaseca about what recent NECAP math test results mean for schools, parents and for the academic achievement of the students.
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Vermont Student Test Results Released
Wednesday, 02/03/10
Vermont's education commissioner says statewide test results show improved teaching is paying off for Vermont students but more work needs to be done to achieve better outcomes in all schools.
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Education Board Support School District Reduction
Wednesday, 01/20/10
The State Board of Education voted on Tuesday to support Education Commissioner Armando Vilaseca's campaign to sharply reduce the number of school districts in Vermont.
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School Budgets
Monday, 12/07/09
By Jane Lindholm
We hear from Education Commissioner Armando Vilaseca and Finance Commissioner James Reardon about their school budget cutting suggestions, and how they would change the school funding system.  Also, a new report looks at how charities fundraise.
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VT Edition: Equity and economics of school choice
Tuesday, 10/13/09
By Jane Lindholm
VPR's Jane Lindholm talks with Vermont's education commissioner, former Rutland superintendent and a member of the organization Vermonters for Better Education about the economics of operating schools.
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Equity and economics of school choice
Tuesday, 10/13/09
By Jane Lindholm
For school districts that don't have their own high school, families choose which school their kids attend. But as school boards look for ways to save money, limiting school choice might be an answer.
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