Dartmouth College Director Becomes Vt. Ed Chief (VPR)

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VPRRebecca Holcombe, a lecturer and director of the Department of Education’s Teacher Education Program at Dartmouth, has been appointed Vermont’s secretary of education, reports the Associated Press.

Holcombe tells the AP, “The question is—from early childhood education to higher education to workforce re-training—how do we do a better job preparing our kids for the skills they need for the jobs of this 21st century? If we get that right, we’ve got a bright jobs future. And if we don’t, we won’t—it’s that simple.”

Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin announced the appointment on September 19 during a news conference in Montpelier, the story notes.

Read the full story, published 9/19/13 by the Associated Press via VPR.