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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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Here are summaries of recent annual addresses by governors around the country.
April 13, 2016 – Education Week
New research offers clues on deaf children's language development and on other cognitive disorders, such as autism, in both hearing and nonhearing children.
February 24, 2016 – Education Week
New international studies highlight the role of embedded professional-learning programs in school improvement.
January 27, 2016 – Education Week
This Quality Counts 2016 Highlights Report captures all the data you need to assess your state's performance on key educational outcomes.
January 7, 2016 – Quality Counts
Children have a right to an education free of racist imagery and discrimination, writes attorney Jared Hautamaki.
December 9, 2015 – Education Week
States get the chance to buy only parts of the consortium's common-core-aligned tests, instead of the whole system, and can pick their own vendor.
December 2, 2015 – Education Week
With changing attitudes about recreational marijuana, state officials are renewing efforts to get teens to stay away from it.
August 26, 2015 – Education Week
Educators thought Jonathan Kratchman's autism would deter him from applying to colleges, but the Cherry Hill, N.J., high school senior thought otherwise.
June 4, 2015 – Education Week
This Diplomas Count 2015 State Graduation Brief contains state-specific data on high school completion and includes a special focus on students with disabilities. The information is presented in a series of charts and graphs, and includes comparisons to national averages.
June 4, 2015 – Education Week
Efforts to professionalize charter school boards and raise the caliber of people who serve on them are catching on.
June 3, 2015 – Education Week

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