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Governor:Nathan Deal
Superintendent of Schools:John Barge
Quality Counts state grade:B-
Pre-K-12 enrollment:1,677,067
Number of school districts:196
Number of public schools:2,449
Number of public school teachers:112,460
Unadjusted education spending per student:$9,432
Percent minority students:55.6%
Percent of students eligible for free/reduced price lunch:57.4%
Percent of students with disabilities:10.6%
Percent of English-language learners:4.9%
NAEP Mathematics 2011 percent proficient
4th grade math:39.4%
8th grade math:29.4%
NAEP Reading 2011 percent proficient
4th grade reading:33.9%
8th grade reading:31.5%

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Gwinnett County, Ga., and Orange County, Fla., were the two winners—and the only two finalists—for the prestigious Broad Urban Education Prize.
September 30, 2014 - Education Week
Technical hurdles, turf battles among vendors, and the glacial pace of technology adoption are preventing LMS software from becoming the hub of a fully integrated ed-tech ecosystem.
September 29, 2014 - Education Week
Accountability, governance, common standards, and funding are among the top issues in the tight races for governor and state schools superintendent in Georgia.
September 29, 2014 - Education Week
The Gwinnett County, Ga., and Orange County, Fla., school systems this year will share the Broad Prize for Urban Education, which recognizes school systems that improve academic achievement while narrowing achievement gaps.
September 22, 2014 | Updated: September 24, 2014 - Education Week
Shirley Franklin writes that she wishes she had focused more on the impact of higher education on low-income students.
June 10, 2014 - Education Week
Nearly four years after winning its Race to the Top grant, Georgia still has a rocky climb to the education-redesign summit outlined in the state's application for the federal grant program.
June 3, 2014 - Education Week
The state is providing grants to help schools try out new approaches to college readiness and STEM instruction, and to broaden the pipeline for high-quality educators.
June 3, 2014 - Education Week
April 15, 2014 - Education Week

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