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Governor:Sean Parnell
Commissioner of Education:Mike Hanley
Quality Counts state grade:C-
Pre-K-12 enrollment:132,104
Number of school districts:54
Number of public schools:509
Number of public school teachers:8,171
Unadjusted education spending per student:$15,829
Percent minority students:47.8%
Percent of students eligible for free/reduced price lunch:38.4%
Percent of students with disabilities:13.7%
Percent of English-language learners:11.3%
NAEP Mathematics 2011 percent proficient
4th grade math:36.7%
8th grade math:33.0%
NAEP Reading 2011 percent proficient
4th grade reading:27.5%
8th grade reading:31.1%

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September 22, 2014 - AP

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