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Governor:Brian Kemp
Superintendent of Schools:Richard Woods
Quality Counts state grade:C
Pre-K-12 enrollment:1,744,437
Number of school districts:221
Number of public schools:2,352
Number of public school teachers:111,470
Unadjusted education spending per student:$9,202
Percent minority students:58.2%
Percent of students eligible for free/reduced price lunch:62.4%
Percent of students with disabilities:11.2%
Percent of English-language learners:5.6%
NAEP Mathematics 2015 percent proficient
4th grade math:35.4%
8th grade math:31.4%
NAEP Reading 2015 percent proficient
4th grade reading:34.6%
8th grade reading:35.4%

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In five years, all Georgia elementary schools will have to screen every kindergartner for a reading condition called dyslexia.
May 2, 2019 – McClatchy-Tribune
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May 2, 2019 – AP
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April 24, 2019 – Education Week
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January 16, 2019 – Quality Counts

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