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Topic - Patricia Wright
Nearly 90 percent of students in the class of 2012 graduated after four years of high school, the Virginia Department of Education said Tuesday.
Virginia's education department plans to tighten its textbook-review process after experts discovered a multitude of factual errors in state-approved history books.
Superintendent of Public Instruction Patricia Wright said in a statement that statewide improvements are the result of efforts to provide "struggling and sometimes troubled students with the instruction, support and encouragement they needed to persevere and complete their diploma requirements."
Mr. Wright said she plans to alert school districts about the errors when school resumes next week to ensure they aren't introduced into instruction.