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Governor:Nathan Deal
Superintendent of Schools:Richard Woods
Quality Counts state grade:C-
Pre-K-12 enrollment:1,744,437
Number of school districts:221
Number of public schools:2,352
Number of public school teachers:111,470
Unadjusted education spending per student:$9,202
Percent minority students:58.2%
Percent of students eligible for free/reduced price lunch:62.4%
Percent of students with disabilities:11.2%
Percent of English-language learners:5.6%
NAEP Mathematics 2015 percent proficient
4th grade math:34.6%
8th grade math:28.4%
NAEP Reading 2015 percent proficient
4th grade reading:33.6%
8th grade reading:30.2%

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The school district is building its own police department from scratch, putting officers through specialized training on how to build positive relationships with students and work in school settings.
February 8, 2017 – Education Week
Here are summaries of recent annual addresses by governors around the country.
January 18, 2017 – Education Week
Georgia school administrator John O'Connor answers readers' questions about implementing an RTI-like system of supports in their own school districts.
December 14, 2016 – Education Week
The state will keep its status as one of the most restrictive states when it comes to the expansion of the charter school sector.
November 16, 2016 – Education Week
The Georgia Supreme Court delivered a blow to gun rights activists in a ruling that said a law that prohibits guns at school property trumps one passed at the same time that allowed firearms inside school safety zones.
November 1, 2016 – McClatchy-Tribune
A ballot measure would alter the state constitution to allow a special district to intervene in low-performing schools.
October 26, 2016 – Education Week
The Henry County, Ga., school system refashioned its personalized learning strategy after determining the original plan was overly fixated on the use of technology.
October 19, 2016 – Education Week
Eight states will work to create standards and policies for how to teach social and relational skills in K-12 schools.
August 24, 2016 – Education Week

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