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Governor:Jim Justice
Superintendent of Schools:Steven L. Paine
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:35.0%
8th grade math:24.1%
NAEP Reading 2015 percent proficient
4th grade reading:30.3%
8th grade reading:27.8%

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Biometric technology is being used in school cafeterias in an effort to improve the speed and accuracy of the breakfast and lunch lines.
November 9, 2011 – Education Week
Differentiate between the common-core standards and the already-existing state standards, experts at a gathering in West Virginia urge.
July 13, 2011 | Updated: February 21, 2019 – Education Week
The new Digital Learning Council, spearheaded by former Governors Jeb Bush and Bob Wise, hopes to move digital education beyond a "niche role."
August 25, 2010 | Updated: February 21, 2019 – Education Week
A growing number of schools are developing iPhone apps for educational purposes.
March 3, 2010 – Education Week

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