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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Public schools in Arkansas rank fifth in the country, according to Education Week.

Governor Mike Beebe said while that's welcomed news, there's still work to be done in our classrooms.

"The raw scores are one area where we need to improve, and hopefully with the common core and all the activity that's going on, you'll continue to see improvement," he said.

The publication's 2013 "Quality Rankings" gave Arkansas an overall grade of B minus. It takes several things into consideration including standards, assessments and accountability.

Maryland ranked first in the survey followed by Massachusetts, New York and Virginia.

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