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Governor:Nathan Deal
Superintendent of Schools:Richard Woods
Quality Counts state grade:C-
Pre-K-12 enrollment:1,723,909
Number of school districts:201
Number of public schools:2,379
Number of public school teachers:109,441
Unadjusted education spending per student:$9,099
Percent minority students:56.5%
Percent of students eligible for free/reduced price lunch:62.1%
Percent of students with disabilities:11.1%
Percent of English-language learners:5.3%
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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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
Amid scrutiny of the role of school resource officers in public schools, the Georgia school system plans to end its security contract with the Atlanta police department and form its own security team that is “aligned with its social-emotional learning approach,” the district has announced.
March 16, 2016 – Education Week
School turnaround plans that replicate unsuccessful state-takeover models are a disservice to students, argue Kent McGuire and three researchers.
January 27, 2016 – Education Week
Here are summaries of recent annual addresses by governors around the country.
January 20, 2016 – Education Week
This Quality Counts 2016 Highlights Report captures all the data you need to assess your state's performance on key educational outcomes.
January 7, 2016 – Quality Counts
Schools are revamping traditional back-to-school nights to enlist parents' help in ensuring that their children master key academic skills.
September 30, 2015 – Education Week

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