By CYRUS LEVESQUE
ADDISON COUNTY — A number of Addison County elementary schools were included on a watch list released by the Vermont Department of Education late last week.
While most schools in the county and in the state did not make the list, which flags schools that did not make Adequate Yearly Progress as required by the No Child Left Behind Act, a Department of Education official said the list will likely grow in coming years as NCLB standards get tougher.
Five Addison County schools were tagged as not having made Adequate Yearly Progress for the first time and two area schools entered year two of being targeted for school improvement. Vergennes Union High School was taken off the “needs improvement” list.
By JOHN FLOWERS
MIDDLEBURY — As director of AmeriCorps*VISTA, Sen. Matt Dunne, D-Hartland, organized thousands of people to perform community service projects throughout the nation.
Dunne, 36, is now organizing a grassroots campaign that he hopes will push him over the top in his bid to unseat incumbent Lt. Gov. Michael Dubie.
Dunne was in Middlebury last week stumping for support in anticipation of his first hurdle in the election — a primary contest against fellow Democrat John Tracy, a Burlington representative in the Vermont House.
“I want the next generation to be able to earn a living and stay in Vermont, and I plan to work hard to make the state a place where our children and grandchildren can live in strong, vibrant communities,” Dunne said.