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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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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
The emerging instructional strategy tries to teach students about computational thinking through the use of physical tools. But there are obstacles to making it work.
January 23, 2019 – Education Week
Educational Opportunities and Performance in Virginia
This Quality Counts 2019 Highlights Report captures all the data you need to assess your state's performance on key educational outcomes.
January 16, 2019 – Quality Counts
In two AP Government classes in Winchester, Va., students are more interested in results from local races than in Donald Trump, but they’re pumped to be part of the electoral process.
November 14, 2018 – Education Week
In Blacksburg, Va., and other stops on their summer road tour, Marjory Stoneman Douglas survivors and their fellow activists are integrating their anti-gun messages with a strong call for young people to register and vote.
August 3, 2018 – Education Week
Chesterfield County Superintendent James Lane was named to the post, which has been filled on an interim basis since January when Steve Staples retired.
May 24, 2018 – McClatchy-Tribune
A rigorous curriculum program imported from the United Kingdom is challenging AP and IB as it becomes increasingly popular in U.S. schools.
February 28, 2018 – Education Week
This Quality Counts 2018 Highlights Report captures all the data you need to assess your state's performance on key educational outcomes.
January 17, 2018 – Quality Counts

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