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Northam taps Dale City middle school teacher to be Virginia’s new education secretary

Jan
1
2018
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Beville Middle School Students Visit their Former Teacher

Feb
28
2018
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Governor Northam Announces Budget Proposals to Invest $268.7 Million in New Money for K-12 Education

“We are so lucky to have amazing teachers in Virginia who are committed to the academic and personal success of their students,” said Secretary of Education Atif Qarni. “This teacher raise and significant new additional school funding is an investment in our children, teachers and the long term well being of our Commonwealth.”

Dec
18
2018
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New working group on school safety in Virginia includes Prince William and Loudoun administrators

In order to learn, students need an environment where they feel protected and supported, Qarni said in a news release. “I look forward to working with this group of talented individuals to create recommendations that will help Virginia schools continue to be a place where families are confident their children will be safe, and where students feel safe and ready to learn," he said.

Aug
3
2018
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New African American history course being offered in Arlington, Loudoun, Prince William

“... they fully understand both the oppression experienced by African Americans and their significant contributions to STEM, the arts, education, law, and advocacy,” said Secretary of Education Atif Qarni, a former teacher in Prince William.  “As a history teacher, I know that this course is long overdue and is a first step toward telling a more inclusive story about the past and how it has shaped the present."

Aug
28
2020
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Holistic history: What Virginia’s top educator says needs to be changed in the classroom

Jul
8
2020
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State approves new teacher education programs to fight shortage

Jun
24
2019
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Virginia Teachers March at Capitol to Demand Higher Pay, More School Funding

Jan
28
2019
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State looks to add more school counselors

“When it comes to the safety and wellbeing of our children, we can never be too vigilant,” said Atif Qarni, Virginia’s secretary of education and a former Prince William County school teacher. “Providing funding for critical personnel, mental health supports and highly relevant trauma-informed trainings is essential.”

Jan
3
2019
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Farm to School Week in Charlottesville

ATIF QARNI: It was great to have lunch with the students. I had lunch with the second graders, talked about school nutrition and it was great to see the variety of lunches that students are having.

Oct
5
2018

Virginia Secretary of Education Atif Qarni visits Brighton Elementary

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