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Ninety-Eight Percent Of Virginia's Public Schools Are Fully Accredited

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Virginia's Department of Education says 98-percent of the state's public schools are fully accredited.

This is the best Virginia has done since statewide testing in English, math, history and science began in 1999. The commonwealth's superintendent of public instruction says that's an accomplishment many didn't think was possible a decade ago.

Students at all but 41 of the state's nearly 1,900 schools met, or exceeded, objectives on statewide assessments in the four core academic areas.

Rebecca Sheir reports...

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