We talk with Vermont’s Commissioner of Education, Armando Vilaseca, about his ideas on how to transform our education system to prepare students for college and jobs in the 21st century. Also, we talk with the Rutland Herald’s Bruce Edwards about housing affordability studies, and we bring you a game of ice golf.
We talk with Vilaseca about his priorities for the
department, how he plans to deal with stagnating test scores, and we also learn
about his family’s ties to Cuba. Then, we look into why gas prices are high in Vermont, and we hear a commentary about how Vermonters have weathered tough times in the past.
The State Board of Education has named a new Acting
Commissioner; The incoming head of the Vermont Agency of Transportation says
there aren’t going to be many changes after he becomes secretary; The next
priest sex abuse trial against Burlington’s Roman Catholic Diocese is scheduled
to begin in August; The state Agency of Human Services has abandoned a plan to
contract with a Missouri company to provide rides to Medicaid patients;
Vermont’s honey bees have made it through the winter in good form; and
commentator Deborah Luskin considers generating local hydro-power.