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Governor:Dan Malloy
Commissioner of Education:Stefan Pryor
Quality Counts state grade:C+
Pre-K-12 enrollment:559,964
Number of school districts:196
Number of public schools:1,157
Number of public school teachers:42,951
Unadjusted education spending per student:$15,698
Percent minority students:38.0%
Percent of students eligible for free/reduced price lunch:34.0%
Percent of students with disabilities:12.2%
Percent of English-language learners:5.4%
NAEP Mathematics 2011 percent proficient
4th grade math:45.1%
8th grade math:37.1%
NAEP Reading 2011 percent proficient
4th grade reading:42.6%
8th grade reading:45.1%

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A Connecticut commission that's been reviewing the deadly Newtown school shooting for two years agreed Friday to send its final recommendations to Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, hoping the proposals for addressing school safety, gun violence, and mental health will be heeded nationwide.
February 17, 2015 - AP
A Connecticut official shares that state's experience--and lessons learned--from its participation in the multibillion-dollar School Improvement Grant Program.
October 21, 2014 - Education Week
The extended-day experiment at Brennan-Rogers School in New Haven, Conn., had exhausted students and teachers without making progress towards closing the achievement gap.
July 28, 2014 - Education Week
Communication is key to an effective teacher-evaluation process, writes district superintendent Nicholas A. Fischer.
May 20, 2014 - Education Week
Federal monitoring reports show that some states with No Child Left Behind Act waivers are struggling in key areas.
January 14, 2014 - Education Week
While districts have beefed up safety measures and added armed security, only a small fraction of the laws proposed in the immediate aftermath of the school shootings have been enacted.
December 10, 2013 - Education Week

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