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Gov. Bob McDonnell discusses higher education at William and Mary’s Charter Day celebration

Feb 07, 2010

WILLIAMSBURG – You only turn 317 once, and students, faculty members, alumni and friends of the College of William and Mary weren’t going to let a little snow spoil the university’s annual birthday celebration.

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Virginia governor extends moderate approach to Cabinet picks

Feb 07, 2010

RICHMOND—Virginia’s new governor, Robert F. McDonnell, hand picked a team of top advisers that mostly reflects the moderate, pragmatic approach the conservative politician took during his campaign.

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Va Ed Secretary Backs Range Of Education Options

Feb 07, 2010

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) Virginia’s new education secretary says his support for charter schools doesn’t mean he doesn’t strongly back the state’s public education system.

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Statement of Governor Bob McDonnell on President’s Visit to the Commonwealth

Statement of Governor Bob McDonnell on President’s Visit to the Commonwealth RICHMOND- Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell released the following statement this evening regarding the visit of President Barack Obama and United States Secretary of Education Arne Duncan to the Commonwealth earlier today. McDonnell has pledged the full support of his administration in the President’s effort to expand the number of high-quality charter schools in the United States. McDonnell has previously noted that the Commonwealth’s application for the President’s $4.35 billion Race to the Top grant program was submitted last Thursday, a joint effort of the outgoing Kaine Administration and the McDonnell transition office. The Commonwealth requested $350 million in federal funding to promote charter schools.
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Statement of Governor Bob McDonnell on the Life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Statement of Governor Bob McDonnell on the Life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. RICHMOND- Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell issued the following statement today in celebration of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday:
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