Senator Bernie Sanders met with four Vermont students who were recently chosen as first place winners of the eSchool News' Empowered Education Awards in the middle school category. The competition invited students from around the country to submit an original short video on the theme of “How Technology Helps Me Learn.” The winning team of (pictured from left to right) Riya Patel, Elizabeth Lee, Lea Thali and Neel Desai are students at Frederick Tuttle Middle School in S. Burlington, Vermont. Joining them on their trip to Washington, D.C. was their technology teacher, Jay Hoffman.
USCIS contract workers who are employed by Northrop Grumman and represented by the UE union, are facing efforts by Northrop Grumman to freeze their wages for three years and to get rid of 5 paid sick/personal days. Senator Sanders has supported these workers efforts to obtain a contract that includes livable wages and retention of sick/personal days.
Bernie held a press conference in Montpelier announcing a $66,750 federal grant for the Barre Recreation Department and a $133,500 grant for the Vermont Coalition of Teen Centers. Pictured with him are Hope Emerson with the VT Coalition of Teen Centers, Stephanie Quaranta, Director of the Barre Recreation Dept., George Karpoff, Director of the Montpelier Teen Center, and John Craig, Barre City Manager among others discussing how youth programs make a difference in the lives of young people.