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Governor:Vincent Gray (Mayor)
Superintendent of Education:Hosanna Mahaley
Quality Counts state grade:C-
Pre-K-12 enrollment:71,277
Number of school districts:52
Number of public schools:228
Number of public school teachers:5,925
Unadjusted education spending per student:$20,910
Percent minority students:92.9%
Percent of students eligible for free/reduced price lunch:73.0%
Percent of students with disabilities:16.8%
Percent of English-language learners:7.4%
NAEP Mathematics 2011 percent proficient
4th grade math:27.9%
8th grade math:18.8%
NAEP Reading 2011 percent proficient
4th grade reading:23.0%
8th grade reading:17.4%

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Like tens of thousands of unaccompanied immigrant children who've arrived in the country since last fall, David brings harsh memories, and his family’s hopes, as he starts middle school in the District of Columbia.
August 25, 2014 - Education Week

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