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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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November 14, 2018 – Education Week
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August 3, 2018 – Education Week
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May 24, 2018 – McClatchy-Tribune
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February 28, 2018 – Education Week
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January 17, 2018 – Quality Counts
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November 29, 2017 – Education Week
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November 15, 2017 – Education Week
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