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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:31.1%
NAEP Reading 2015 percent proficient
4th grade reading:32.2%
8th grade reading:35.4%

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A revised version of Georgia's state budget for the upcoming year would cut $2.6 billion in state money after Gov. Brian Kemp told lawmakers to reduce spending by 11 percent.
June 17, 2020 – AP
No place in Georgia has suffered a higher rate of coronavirus cases than Dougherty County. And the school system, largely rural and poor, is in the middle of it.
May 13, 2020 – Education Week
As some states move to jump-start economies shut down by the coronavirus, most are keeping their school buildings shuttered. What makes schools such an outlier?
April 23, 2020 – Education Week

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