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Governor:Chris Gregoire
Superintendent of Public Instruction:Randy Dorn
Quality Counts state grade:C
Pre-K-12 enrollment:1,043,640
Number of school districts:294
Number of public schools:2,338
Number of public school teachers:53,934
Unadjusted education spending per student:$9,497
Percent minority students:37.2%
Percent of students eligible for free/reduced price lunch:40.1%
Percent of students with disabilities:12.3%
Percent of English-language learners:8.6%
NAEP Mathematics 2011 percent proficient
4th grade math:48.4%
8th grade math:41.9%
NAEP Reading 2011 percent proficient
4th grade reading:39.7%
8th grade reading:41.7%

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David and Belinda Bender, members of the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Auburn, Wash., said they will fight a lawsuit initiated by their local school system seeking to require their daughter Alisha to attend public school.

The King County prosecutor's office brought suit against the couple earlier in the school year after Alisha failed to appear for her special-education class at Evergreen Elementary School.

February 29, 1984 - Education Week

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