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The Education Secretariat provides guidance to the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE), the Virginia Community College System (VCCS) and The State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV), as well as Virginia’s 16 public colleges and universities, 23 community colleges and five higher education and research centers. We also provide support to seven state-funded arts/cultural institutions.

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Governor Northam Appoints Dr. James Lane as State Superintendent of Public Instruction


May 24th, 2018 — “Public education is the foundation of this Commonwealth’s economy and the quality of life we offer every family, and no one has as much responsibility for setting the direction of our public education—from early childhood through 12th grade—as the Superintendent of Public Instruction,” said Governor Northam

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Secretary Qarni's 2018 Listening Tour

His mission is two-fold: celebrate all of the great work that’s being done for learners around the Commonwealth, and get a firsthand experience with the challenges and needs across Virginia.

Interested in serving on the SOL Innovation Committee or the School Readiness Committee?

The Secretary will be making appointments to both entities in the coming months. For more information and details on how to apply, please visit the SOL Innovation Committee webpage and/or the School Readiness Committee webpage.

 

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