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Governor:Terry McAuliffe
Superintendent of Public Instruction:Steven R. Staples
Quality Counts state grade:C+
Pre-K-12 enrollment:1,280,381
Number of school districts:222
Number of public schools:2,162
Number of public school teachers:89,968
Unadjusted education spending per student:$10,973
Percent minority students:48.7%
Percent of students eligible for free/reduced price lunch:40.2%
Percent of students with disabilities:12.6%
Percent of English-language learners:7.4%
NAEP Mathematics 2015 percent proficient
4th grade math:47.3%
8th grade math:37.6%
NAEP Reading 2015 percent proficient
4th grade reading:42.9%
8th grade reading:35.9%

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The New Jersey and Virginia contests may offer some clues to how education issues may factor into 2018's busy election year, when 36 governors' seats are up for grabs.
September 13, 2017 – Education Week
Officials in the Virginia city wracked by violence centered on a Confederate monument prepare for the safe return of children next week and ways to help them deal with tensions and questions stemming from the unrest.
August 23, 2017 – Education Week
Ten tips for constructively engaging students on divisive political, social, racial, and economic issues, from H. Richard Milner IV.
August 16, 2017 – Education Week
The recent events in Charlottesville, Va., demand that Americans rethink how we teach the Civil War, writes historian Melvin Patrick Ely.
August 23, 2017 – Education Week
An experimental network of Virginia schools is letting students devise projects to demonstrate what they've learned.
May 24, 2017 – Education Week

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