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Governor:Dannel P. Malloy
Commissioner of Education:Dianna R. Wentzell
Quality Counts state grade:B-
Pre-K-12 enrollment:546,175
Number of school districts:197
Number of public schools:1,152
Number of public school teachers:43,443
Unadjusted education spending per student:$16,631
Percent minority students:40.4%
Percent of students eligible for free/reduced price lunch:37.1%
Percent of students with disabilities:13.0%
Percent of English-language learners:5.7%
NAEP Mathematics 2015 percent proficient
4th grade math:40.9%
8th grade math:36.1%
NAEP Reading 2015 percent proficient
4th grade reading:43.5%
8th grade reading:43.3%

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Here are summaries of recent annual addresses by governors around the country.
February 10, 2016 – Education Week
This Quality Counts 2016 Highlights Report captures all the data you need to assess your state's performance on key educational outcomes.
January 7, 2016 – Quality Counts
This Diplomas Count 2015 State Graduation Brief contains state-specific data on high school completion and includes a special focus on students with disabilities. The information is presented in a series of charts and graphs, and includes comparisons to national averages.
June 4, 2015 – Education Week
A school attendance program in Connecticut, a free preschool in Kansas, and summer learning programs in Illinois and Iowa are all part of an effort to ensure students read proficiently by the end of 3rd grade.
May 13, 2015 – Education Week
Testing, teacher evaluations, and A-F grading systems are among the issues as states apply for renewal of flexibility under the No Child Left Behind Act.
April 15, 2015 – Education Week
With research showing benefits of playtime, more schools limit or ban the use of taking away recess to discipline misbehaving students.
April 15, 2015 – Education Week

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