- Associated Press - Monday, December 1, 2014

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - William C. Bosher Jr., the former superintendent of Virginia’s public schools, has died. He was 68.

The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports (https://bit.ly/12h9jBj ) that Bosher died in his sleep Sunday. Bosher was a distinguished professor of public policy at Virginia Commonwealth University and executive director of its Commonwealth Educational Policy Institute, part of the Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs.

Bosher headed the state’s public schools when the Standards of Learning were implemented under then-Gov. George Allen. He also served as superintendent of schools in Chesterfield and Henrico counties.

Gov. Terry McAuliffe praised Bosher as “a prominent and influential voice for students, teachers and schools.”

Funeral arrangements are pending.

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Information from: Richmond Times-Dispatch, https://www.timesdispatch.com


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