Wednesday, June 19 2013 10:58 AM EDT2013-06-19 14:58:42 GMT
Vermont State Police are investigating a suspicious incident in Peacham, Vt.Police say they received a 911 call that shots were fired on Slack Street. The female caller told police that an unknown whiteMore >>
Vermont State Police are investigating a suspicious incident in Peacham, Vt.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 8:55 AM EDT2013-06-19 12:55:22 GMT
A major drug sweep is currently underway in Springfield, Vt. Vermont State Police say the operation is one of the largest arrest sweeps in Vermont with 100 officers trying to take multiple people intoMore >>
A major drug sweep is currently underway in Springfield, Vt. More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 7:42 AM EDT2013-06-19 11:42:31 GMT
If you live in Vermont, you might not be happy with your job.A recent Gallup poll revealed Vermont is among the top ten states in the country where employees are actively disengaged from their jobs.TheMore >>
If you live in Vermont, you might not be happy with your job.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 10:04 PM EDT2013-06-19 02:04:18 GMT
There is an effort to make sure first responders all across Vermont are trained to spot potentially dangerous meth labs. In Enosburg Falls, Vermont Tuesday, first responders from all around here cameMore >>
There is an effort to make sure first responders all across Vermont are trained to spot potentially dangerous meth labs.
Tuesday, June 18 2013 9:05 PM EDT2013-06-19 01:05:24 GMT
Inside a large, Burlington home, lives a man who police say allowed sex acts to happen for money at a building he owns. "Just wondering if you had any comment?" asked FOX44/ABC22. "Yeah I have a lotMore >>
The owner of a building that used a house a spa shop that police say was allowed clients to pay for sexual favors was in court Tuesday. That's because police say he knew what we going on and didn't do anything to stop it.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 7:01 PM EDT2013-06-18 23:01:50 GMT
Vermont is igniting an effort to redevelop businesses on environmentally contaminated sites known as "brownfields" and it's getting some help from the federal government. "It's my pleasure to come hereMore >>
The state is being pumped full of money and committees to bring new businesses to old contaminated areas.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 6:16 PM EDT2013-06-18 22:16:15 GMT
When you hit the road the nearest gas station is seldom far away. But if you have an electric car, it might be hard to locate the nearest charging station Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin and Quebec PremierMore >>
When you hit the road the nearest gas station is seldom far away. But if you have an electric car, it might be hard to locate the nearest charging stationMore >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 6:15 PM EDT2013-06-18 22:15:13 GMT
Talk about a rocky start between two new neighbors. Police say up to 12 shots were fired, all over some trees! No one was hurt, but the neighbor is facing charges. 72 year old David Millson says he wasMore >>
Talk about a rocky start between two new neighbors. Police say up to 12 shots were fired, all over some trees! No one was hurt, but the neighbor is facing charges.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 3:42 PM EDT2013-06-18 19:42:03 GMT
Gay, lesbian and transgender Vermonters have a new center to serve them. After several years in Winooski the support agency RU12? has moved into a new location at 255 South Champlain Street in Burlington.More >>
RU12?, an advocacy group for gay, lesbian, and transgender Vermonters relocates to Burlington.More >>
MONTPELIER, Vt. -
Governor Shumlin announced various education proposals during a press conference Thursday.
According to a press release, the proposals would ensure that all Vermont children have access to quality education, core programs in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics and post-secondary opportunities including college and job training.
"This coalition has worked together to ensure Vermont's children have a clear path from their first year of school through high school graduation and on the higher education and job training. Today's employers across the state - and across the globe - are looking for highly skilled workers. This package of legislation gives kids those skills so they can quality for the good paying jobs that employers are struggling to fill," Gov. Shumlin said.
One of the provisions called Flexible Pathways would allow Vermont high school students in their junior or senior year to attend up to two classes free of charge at the Vermont State Colleges, the University of Vermont and participating private institutions of higher education. Depending on where the student would take the classes, the cost of the course work would range from $150 to $350 per class. The state would pay for the cost during the first two years and then the cost would be transferred to cities and towns after Fiscal Year 2016.
The Flexible Pathways provision also calls for more personalized learning styles in the classroom. The press release says this would include allowing students to utilized work-based learning like internships, virtual or online learning, career and technical education, and broader expansion of the early college program that would allow students to complete a year of college during their senior year of high school.
Among those endorsing the package are the National Education Association of Vermont, Vermont School Boards Association, Vermont Principals Association, the Vermont Business Roundtable and state Chamber of Commerce, the House and Senate Education Committees (chaired by Sen. Richard McCormack and Rep. Joey Donovan), University of Vermont President Thomas Sullivan, Vermont State College Chancellor Tim Donovan, Vermont Superintendents Association, Vermont Student Assistance Corporation, the Association of Vermont Independent Colleges, and others.
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