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.

Atif Qarni is sworn in as Virginia's Secretary of Education


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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.

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Celebrate Teacher Appreciate Week May 7-11!

The Education Secretariat is partnering with the Virginia Lottery and 7-11 to thank teachers all over the Commonwealth. Thank a Teacher now through May 11 and s/he could win an awesome prize including a free vacation!

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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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