Jan 14, 2022

Youngkin names Wyoming Schools Leader as Virginia’s Next Superintendent  

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Wyoming’s state superintendent of public instruction is resigning to become the head of Virginia’s public school system.  

The resignation of Wyoming State Superintendent Jillian Balow will be effective Sunday. Virginia Governor-elect Glenn Youngkin, who takes office Saturday, has named Balow to replace Rosa Atkins, who has been acting state superintendent since James Lane’s resignation in late December.  

Balow and Youngkin are both Republicans. Both have spoken against critical race theory, a way of thinking about U.S. history through the lens of racism.