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Vilaseca’s Vision For Vermont Education

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Education Secretary Armando Vilaseca with Governor Peter Shumlin.
Education Secretary Armando Vilaseca with Governor Peter Shumlin.


Education has been a hot topic in Montpelier.During the last session, Vermont lawmakers passed legislation that elevated the state's chief education official from a commissioner to a Cabinet-level secretary. During his recent inauguration speech, Governor Peter Shumlin addressed nothing but his goals for education.

Former Education Commissioner Armando Vilaseca has been hired to fill the new secretary's role. The Secretary provides his input of Governor Shumlin's inaugural objectives as well as discusses his new role, his own priorities and the emergency preparedness of the state's schools.

Also on the program, the legislature changed the Homestead Declaration last year which has major implications when you file taxes this year. Tax Commissioner Mary Peterson explains the changes.

Plus, we hit the ice for a pond hockey tournament held in Fairfield,Vermont.