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Va. education board president receiving honor

Thursday - 10/24/2013, 4:10am  ET

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) -- The president of the Virginia Board of Education is being honored at the University of Virginia.

U.Va.'s Curry School of Education Foundation chose David M. Foster of Arlington as the recipient of its 2013 Distinguished Service to the Commonwealth Award.

Robert C. Pianta is dean of the Curry School. He says Foster "has been tireless in his efforts to communicate with parents, focus on high standards for Virginia's children and promote the highest professional standards for our educators."

Gov. Bob McDonnell appointed Foster to the board in 2010. He was elected to a two-year term as president in 2012 and has been on a statewide listening tour this year.

Foster will be honored at a dinner Thursday at the Curry School.


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