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Virginia Gov.-elect Glenn Youngkin announced Monday he has chosen Aimee Rogstad Guidera to serve as his secretary of education.

The selection is notable because education issues, from pandemic closures to parents’ involvement in school curricula, dominated last month’s gubernatorial election in the commonwealth.

In a statement, Youngkin, a Republican, said Guidera “will be a critical partner in restoring expectations of excellence; overseeing a record education budget to invest in teachers, facilities and special education; rolling out innovation lab and charter schools; and standing for a curriculum that prepares Virginia’s children for a dynamic future and removes politics from the classroom.” Read more…