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Governor:Rick Scott
Commissioner of Education:Pam Stewart
Quality Counts state grade:C
Pre-K-12 enrollment:2,756,944
Number of school districts:76
Number of public schools:4,517
Number of public school teachers:180,442
Unadjusted education spending per student:$8,755
Percent minority students:59.8%
Percent of students eligible for free/reduced price lunch:58.4%
Percent of students with disabilities:13.1%
Percent of English-language learners:9.2%
NAEP Mathematics 2015 percent proficient
4th grade math:42.0%
8th grade math:26.1%
NAEP Reading 2015 percent proficient
4th grade reading:38.5%
8th grade reading:30.3%

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October 13, 2017 – Education Week
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October 6, 2017 – McClatchy-Tribune
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September 20, 2017 – Education Week

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