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Vt. education commissioner wants be to education secretary

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BURLINGTON, Vt. -

Vermont's education commissioner wants to be the state's first education secretary.

The Legislature passed a bill this year making the state's top education official a cabinet position. That means the education secretary will be appointed by the governor. Now the state board of education picks the education commissioner. Current Education Commissioner Armando Vilaseca said he'd love to stay on.

"Of course, I'm interested, interested in knowing what the process will be. It's an awkward place for me. It's an awkward place for others as I'm a sitting commissioner that may have to apply for his own job," Vilaseca said.

Vilaseca has worked more than 30 years in Vermont education.

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