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Education Week ranks Virginia schools No. 4

by AP posted Jan 10 2013 4:40PM



RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Education Week ranks Virginia's schools fourth in its annual rankings of the nation's school systems.


Virginia received an overall B with a score of 82.9 in the magazine's "Quality Counts 2013" report released Thursday. The national grade was a C-plus.


The annual report graded the states and the District of Columbia in six areas of policy and performance.


Virginia received an A in standards, assessments and accountability. The report gave the state a B in transitions and alignment, which includes early childhood education.


Virginia also received a B in chance for success, a B- in the teaching professions, a C-plus in school finance and a C in student achievement.


Gov. Bob McDonnell says Virginia must continue efforts to ensure that all students are prepared for the jobs of the future.


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01/10/2013 4:40PM
Education Week ranks Virginia schools No. 4
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