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Washington is a state in the Pacific north-west of the United States.
Location of Washington state

The most north-western state of the contiguous United States, it borders Idaho to the east, Oregon to the south, the Pacific Ocean to the west and the Canadian province of British Columbia to the North.

As of 2010, the population of Washington was 6.7 million. The state capital is Olympia, and its largest city is Seattle, with an estimated population of over 612,000 as of April 2011. The state nickname is The Evergreen State.

Education in Washington

As of 2008-09, there were just over 1 million students enrolled into elementary and secondary schools in 295 school districts statewide.

For an overview of education in the state see: http://access.wa.gov/education/index.aspx

For more information by district see: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_school_districts_in_Washington

Virtual schools in Washington

About 15,800 students in Washington state (1.6% of all students) took an online course during 2008-09. Three quarters of these students were in high school. There are currently at least 15 full-time statewide online programs run by local school districts.


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