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Governor:Jim Justice
Superintendent of Schools:Michael J. Martirano
Quality Counts state grade:C-
Pre-K-12 enrollment:280,310
Number of school districts:57
Number of public schools:757
Number of public school teachers:20,029
Unadjusted education spending per student:$11,260
Percent minority students:9.2%
Percent of students eligible for free/reduced price lunch:46.1%
Percent of students with disabilities:15.8%
Percent of English-language learners:1.0%
NAEP Mathematics 2015 percent proficient
4th grade math:32.6%
8th grade math:20.5%
NAEP Reading 2015 percent proficient
4th grade reading:30.0%
8th grade reading:27.2%

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With teachers and other public workers planning a statewide walkout over pay and benefits, Superintendent of Schools Steven Paine says they deserve more but work stoppages by public employees are unlawful in West Virginia.
February 21, 2018 – AP

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