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West Virginia Governor Jim Justice has been elected Chairman of the Southern Regional Board of Education.

Justice was elected at the board’s annual meeting in Atlanta on Sunday. He heads an 80-member board of governors, legislators and state education leaders working to improve public education at every level.

Justice after Delaware Governor John Carney, who has served as chairman for the past two years.

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Governor Jim Justice will chair the Southern Regional Board of Education.

Governor Jim Justice will chair the Southern Regional Board of Education.
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“We thank Governor Justice for his leadership and commitment to working together to improve education and opportunities for the people of 16 states in West Virginia and the SREB area,” said SREB President Stephen L. Pruitt said in a statement.