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Governor:Ralph Northam
Superintendent of Public Instruction:Steven R. Staples
Quality Counts state grade:B-
Pre-K-12 enrollment:1,280,381
Number of school districts:222
Number of public schools:2,162
Number of public school teachers:89,968
Unadjusted education spending per student:$10,973
Percent minority students:48.7%
Percent of students eligible for free/reduced price lunch:40.2%
Percent of students with disabilities:12.6%
Percent of English-language learners:7.4%
NAEP Mathematics 2015 percent proficient
4th grade math:50.2%
8th grade math:40.3%
NAEP Reading 2015 percent proficient
4th grade reading:42.8%
8th grade reading:37.2%

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A school board in Virginia that changed the name of a school last year in honor of the first black president instead of a Confederate soldier could soon rename other schools in its district.
August 6, 2019 – AP
Gavin Grimm, the transgender man who sued after being barred from using boys bathrooms in high school, remains female today, no matter what his birth certificate or a Virginia judge might have said, a lawyer for the school board argued in federal court.
July 23, 2019 – AP
Gavin Grimm, a young man who has become a national face for transgender student rights, returns to a Virginia courtroom Tuesday to continue fighting against his former high school's transgender bathroom policy.
July 23, 2019 – AP
Learn how four teachers used new ed-tech tools to improve student engagement, differentiate learning, deploy better assessments, and communicate more effectively with parents.
April 24, 2019 – Education Week
With an intensive blend of academic and social-emotional supports, the Higher Achievement after-school program is helping middle schoolers in under-resourced communities land a spot in top public and private high schools near their homes.
April 10, 2019 – Education Week

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