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William H. Graves, dean of the Darden College of Education at Old Dominion University, has been appointed to the Advisory Board on Teacher Education and Licensure (ABTEL) of the Virginia Department of Education.

The appointment was approved during the June 25 meeting of the Virginia Board of Education. Graves will represent public higher education on the advisory board. His term expires June 30, 2006.

ABTEL is charged in state code with responsibilities for "advise the Board of Education and submit on policies applicable to the qualifications, examination, licensure, and regulation of school personnel including revocation, suspension, cancellation, reinstatement, and renewals of licensure, fees for processing applications, standards for the approval of preparation programs, reciprocal approval of preparation programs and other related matters..."

Graves' appointment is the first of an ODU faculty member to the advisory board.

This article was posted on: July 8, 2003

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