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Governor:Matt Bevin
Commissioner of Education:Stephen L. Pruitt
Quality Counts state grade:C
Pre-K-12 enrollment:674,879
Number of school districts:172
Number of public schools:1,565
Number of public school teachers:41,820
Unadjusted education spending per student:$9,316
Percent minority students:19.7%
Percent of students eligible for free/reduced price lunch:54.5%
Percent of students with disabilities:14.2%
Percent of English-language learners:2.9%
NAEP Mathematics 2015 percent proficient
4th grade math:40.5%
8th grade math:27.7%
NAEP Reading 2015 percent proficient
4th grade reading:40.4%
8th grade reading:36.1%

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Kentuckians will not have a new driver's license, some high school graduates will have to wait for free college tuition and some parents won't be able to send their children to public preschool programs after Gov. Matt Bevin issued his final round of vetoes on Wednesday.
April 28, 2016 - AP
A pair of efforts has launched calling for the involvement of multiple local agencies to support the success of poor children in school.
February 23, 2016 - Education Week
This Quality Counts 2016 Highlights Report captures all the data you need to assess your state's performance on key educational outcomes.
December 30, 2015 - Quality Counts
A Republican's win in the Kentucky governor's race could shake up the political climate for common core in that state, and a Mississippi funding measure goes down to defeat.
November 10, 2015 - Education Week

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