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Governor:John Hickenlooper
Commissioner of Education:Richard Crandall
Quality Counts state grade:C
Pre-K-12 enrollment:876,795
Number of school districts:184
Number of public schools:1,832
Number of public school teachers:50,157
Unadjusted education spending per student:$8,647
Percent minority students:44.4%
Percent of students eligible for free/reduced price lunch:42.0%
Percent of students with disabilities:10.4%
Percent of English-language learners:12.3%
NAEP Mathematics 2015 percent proficient
4th grade math:42.7%
8th grade math:36.9%
NAEP Reading 2015 percent proficient
4th grade reading:38.6%
8th grade reading:38.2%

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Threats made against schools across the United States led to the evacuation of students Monday in what could be the latest example of so-called "swatting" against schools.
May 24, 2016 - AP
Colorado Education Commissioner Richard Crandall has submitted his resignation after only four months on the job.
May 20, 2016 - AP
Town hall meetings, online surveys, and task forces aim to hear what the public thinks about the Every Student Succeeds Act as the NCLB law's successor rolls out.
May 10, 2016 - Education Week

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