goal of the federal stimulus grant, which could amount to more than $50 million, is to find ways
to boost student achievement levels, measure teacher effectiveness and expand
technology learning opportunities in the schools.
Pollution from underground petroleum storage tanks continues to be a problem
around Vermont. The
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency awarded $1 million to Vermont’s Environmental Conservation Department to deal with the issue.
The dream of restoring
modern freight and passenger service along Vermont’s Western
rail corridor could get a jump start, if transportation officials succeed in their bid for $100 million in Federal stimulus money for rail projects.