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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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May 29, 2015 - Education Week
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May 11, 2015 - Education Week
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April 14, 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 14, 2015 - Education Week
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