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Governor:Sam Brownback
Commissioner of Education:Randy Watson
Quality Counts state grade:C
Pre-K-12 enrollment:486,423
Number of school districts:290
Number of public schools:1,346
Number of public school teachers:38,153
Unadjusted education spending per student:$9,828
Percent minority students:33.3%
Percent of students eligible for free/reduced price lunch:50.1%
Percent of students with disabilities:14.0%
Percent of English-language learners:9.4%
NAEP Mathematics 2015 percent proficient
4th grade math:41.3%
8th grade math:33.2%
NAEP Reading 2015 percent proficient
4th grade reading:35.2%
8th grade reading:34.8%

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Small-government Republican conservatives face a political backlash in Kansas because of the state's budget problems and battles over education funding, and the epicenter is in sprawling Kansas City suburbs where residents have cherished public schools for decades.
July 30, 2016 – AP

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