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Governor:Muriel Bowser (Mayor)
Superintendent of Education:Hanseul Kang
Quality Counts state grade:C
Pre-K-12 enrollment:80,958
Number of school districts:73
Number of public schools:270
Number of public school teachers:6,565
Unadjusted education spending per student:$18,485
Percent minority students:90.4%
Percent of students eligible for free/reduced price lunch:92.5%
Percent of students with disabilities:15.0%
Percent of English-language learners:9.3%
NAEP Mathematics 2015 percent proficient
4th grade math:31.5%
8th grade math:20.9%
NAEP Reading 2015 percent proficient
4th grade reading:28.7%
8th grade reading:19.9%

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A federal panel convened after the deadly school shooting in Parkland, Fla., will issue a series of best practices to make schools safer, including recommendations on arming teachers, a senior Education Department official told The Associated Press.
August 31, 2018 – AP

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