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Governor:Paul LePage
Commissioner of Education:Stephen Bowen
Quality Counts state grade:C
Pre-K-12 enrollment:188,945
Number of school districts:233
Number of public schools:631
Number of public school teachers:15,384
Unadjusted education spending per student:$12,452
Percent minority students:7.5%
Percent of students eligible for free/reduced price lunch:41.7%
Percent of students with disabilities:15.6%
Percent of English-language learners:2.5%
NAEP Mathematics 2011 percent proficient
4th grade math:47.5%
8th grade math:39.5%
NAEP Reading 2011 percent proficient
4th grade reading:36.9%
8th grade reading:38.2%

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Gov. Paul LePage on Monday appointed a new acting education chief, his second in two years.
December 30, 2014 - McClatchy-Tribune
A group of three states have joined together to create a common proposal for purchasing technology products in what could signal other cooperative buying efforts.
March 12, 2013 - Education Week
But education leaders are wrestling with how to put measures in place to allow students to take school-issued digital devices home at the end of each day.
March 11, 2013 - Education Week
The latest state to allow charters wrestles with how to manage their growth and relationship with regular public schools.
October 16, 2012 - Education Week
K12 Inc. of Herndon, Va., and Baltimore-based Connections Education are both seeking to expand online offerings and to open full-time virtual charter schools in Maine.
September 18, 2012 - Education Week
Here are summaries of recent annual addresses by governors around the country.
February 7, 2012 - Education Week
Hoping to make money to help relieve property taxes, the Auburn School Department will try to become a University of Phoenix-style developer and marketer of online high school courses for foreign students.
April 21, 2011 - McClatchy-Tribune

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