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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:30.7%
8th grade math:19.1%
NAEP Reading 2015 percent proficient
4th grade reading:27.3%
8th grade reading:18.6%

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District of Columbia Mayor Muriel E. Bowser has issued her first-ever veto, rejecting legislation that would allow high school seniors absent for more than six weeks of class to graduate.
July 14, 2018 – AP
Outspoken Marjory Stoneman Douglas High student Kyle Kashuv is promoting an expenses-paid trip to a conservative student summit in Washington, D.C., later this month.
July 9, 2018 – Education Week
Hundreds of thousands of students, parents, educators, and others swarmed demonstrations in Washington and nationwide to press for stricter gun laws in the wake of last month's massacre at a Florida high school.
March 24, 2018 – Education Week
Students from the Florida school where 17 were killed last month ignited the movement fueling demonstrations this weekend in the nation’s capital and hundreds of sites nationwide.
March 22, 2018 – Education Week

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