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Virginia Secretary of Education Atif Qarni Resigns to Accept Post at Temple University

Virginia Secretary of Education Atif Qarni Resigns to Accept Post at Temple University

Pakistani American former Virginia Secretary of Education Atif Qarni. (virginia.gov photo)

India-West Staff Reporter

Virginia’s Secretary of Education Atif Qarni has resigned, with Governor Ralph Northam Nov. 30 appointing Fran Bradford as his replacement.

Qarni, a Pakistani American, has accepted a position as Managing Director at Temple University’s Hope Center for College, Community, and Justice in Philadelphia, according to a press release.

Since Qarni was appointed in 2017, his team has worked with Governor Northam to secure historic investments in education, establish tuition-free community college, and raise teacher pay by 10 percent, the release noted.

“Former Secretary Qarni has served Virginia’s students well, and I am proud of the work we have done together to support public education and raise tea

According to a report on richmond.com, Qarni previously was a teacher in Prince William County. His last day was Nov. 24.

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