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Governor McAuliffe names Blake to Education Commission

by User Not Found | Jan 30, 2017

For Immediate Release
January 27, 2017 
Contact: The State Council of Higher Education for Virginia: Gregory Weatherford, (804) 786-2323,

– Governor Terry McAuliffe has appointed Peter A. Blake, director of the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia, to the Education Commission of the States.

The commission is an interstate consortium approved by Congress that studies and reports on the continuum of education from pre-kindergarten to college. The commission researches issues important to Virginia such as access to education, ensuring quality, and maintaining responsible public investment.

“I appreciate the opportunity to serve Virginia in this capacity and thank Governor McAuliffe for his support,” Blake said.

Each state or territory holds seven seats on the commission including that state’s governor. More information can be found at the commission’s website:

Additional resources: 
The 2016 Report on The Virginia Plan for Higher Education, an executive summary and weekly informational briefs on specific focus areas are available at


The State Council of Higher Education for Virginia is the state’s coordinating agency for higher education. With The Virginia Plan for Higher Education, SCHEV is dedicated to making Virginia the best-educated state by 2030. For more on The Virginia Plan:

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