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Governor:Dannel P. Malloy
Commissioner of Education:Dianna R. Wentzell
Quality Counts state grade:B
Pre-K-12 enrollment:542,678
Number of school districts:205
Number of public schools:1,310
Number of public school teachers:42,062
Unadjusted education spending per student:$17,745
Percent minority students:42.7%
Percent of students eligible for free/reduced price lunch:37.7%
Percent of students with disabilities:13.5%
Percent of English-language learners:6.4%
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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School resource officers are making racial disparities in discipline worse, not better, writes UCLA professor Tyrone C. Howard.
March 22, 2017 – Education Week
Two decades after Connecticut's historic desegregation case, state officials say they have no choice but to open the doors wider for white and Asian children—and sometimes shut the door on minorities.
March 16, 2017 – McClatchy-Tribune
Education aid can account for up to half of a state's budget, and it's a subject of heated debate, especially in places dealing with budget shortfalls and court orders.
March 1, 2017 – Education Week

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