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Anne Holton joins First Ladies of Virginia to lay out stakes of the election

Anne Holton will join other First Ladies of Virginia to campaign for Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine in Charlottesville.

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Tim Kaine, Anne Holton vow to fight for veterans, military families

On Tuesday vice presidential nominee Senator Tim Kaine campaigned with his wife, the Honorable Anne Holton in Fayetteville, N.C.


Dr. Dietra Trent named Virginia Secretary of Education

Gov. Terry McAuliffe today appointed Deputy Secretary of Education Dr. Dietra Trent to serve as Virginia’s Secretary of Education, effective immediately.

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Sen. Warner, Anne Holton, Del. Spruill to campaign for Hillary Clinton

U.S. Sen. Mark Warner, Anne Holton, and Delegate Lionell Spruill Sr. will visit churches in Northern Virginia, Hampton Roads, and Richmond on behalf of Hillary Clinton.

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Virginia Secretary of Education Anne Holton to join Hillary for Virginia phone bank

Anne Holton will join Hillary Clinton supporters in Richmond Monday evening to make calls to voters and talk with them about Clinton’s vision to help Virginia families.

Virginia Education Secretary Anne Holton speaks, receives honorary degree at W&L

Virginia Secretary of Education Anne Holton advised Washington and Lee University seniors at their May 27 baccalaureate service to “live life optimistically, be on the lookout for opportunities, jump in vigorously and don’t worry about who gets the credit.”

Governor McAuliffe announces $17.5 million federal preschool expansion grant

Virginia has been awarded a $17.5 million federal Preschool Expansion Grant that will allow the Commonwealth to serve as many as 1,600 additional at-risk four-year-olds in new, high-quality preschool classes.

Governor McAuliffe announces SOL Innovation Committee’s interim recommendations

Secretary of Education Anne Holton announced that the Standards of Learning (SOL) Innovation Committee has completed their first round of interim recommendations.

Gov. McAuliffe and Secretary Holton respond to Keith Miller’s departure from Virginia State University

Gov. McAuliffe and Secretary of Education Anne Holton released statements in response to Keith Miller’s decision to step down from Virginia State.

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Kaine, Holton address career, technical education conference in Richmond

U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine and Virginia Secretary of Education Anne Holton participated in the Association for Career and Technical Education’s Region II Leadership Conference in Richmond.


McAuliffe announces members of the Commonwealth Council on Childhood Success

On August 11, Governor Terry McAuliffe signed Executive Order 22, establishing the Commonwealth Council on Childhood Success.

Virginia receives National Governor’s Association grant

The National Governor’s Association (NGA) announced last week that Virginia has been selected to receive a $170,000 grant and will also be one of 14 states to participate in an 18 month national policy academy aimed at better aligning education and workforce training to economic development priorities.

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McAuliffe on Virginia Opportunity Educational Institution ruling

Governor Terry McAuliffe released the following statement regarding the Norfolk Circuit Court’s ruling of the Virginia Opportunity Educational Institution (OEI) as unconstitutional.

McAuliffe announces SOL Innovation Committee members

The McAuliffe Administration announced the members and first meeting date for Virginia’s Standards of Learning Innovation Committee.

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McAuliffe statement on Opportunity Educational Institution ruling

Governor Terry McAuliffe released the following statement following a Norfolk Circuit Court Judge’s ruling in the lawsuit regarding the Virginia Opportunity Educational Institution.

Virginia selected for school broadband pricing project

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today that Virginia has been selected to participate in a pilot project to help school divisions lower the cost of high-speed Internet access and increase digital learning opportunities for students.

McAuliffe names members of Cyber Security Commission

Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced the members of the Virginia Cyber Security Commission, a group established by executive order which will bring public and private sector experts together to make recommendations on how to make Virginia a leader in cyber security.

House of Delegates passes SOL reform

The House of Delegates voted unanimously on Tuesday to pass House Bill 930, which would reform the Standards of Learning (SOLs) by reducing the number of tests to focus students and teachers on key areas in each grade level and establishing a process to review remaining SOL assessments in order to maximize their effectiveness.

McAuliffe nominates Anne Holton as Secretary of Education

Gov.-elect Terry McAuliffe announced at a press conference on Friday the nomination of Former First Lady Anne Holton to be his Secretary of Education.

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Virginia Adopts: Campaign for 1,000 achieves goal

The “Virginia Adopts: Campaign for 1,000” effort has met its goal. Gov. Bob McDonnell announced last week that in calendar year 2013, 1,008 children from Virginia’s foster care system have been adopted or matched with a family who is going through the process of adopting.