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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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