What We Do

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.

For more information about agencies, schools and more, follow the “agencies” link above, or click here.

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State Superintendent for Public Instruction

The Office of the Secretary of Education is facilitating a process to make recommendations to the Governor about the selection of a State Superintendent for Public Instruction.

Interested candidates should submit their application materials below by March 30, 2018.

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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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