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Governor:Paul LePage
Commissioner of Education:William Beardsley (acting)
Quality Counts state grade:C+
Pre-K-12 enrollment:183,777
Number of school districts:242
Number of public schools:619
Number of public school teachers:15,452
Unadjusted education spending per student:$12,147
Percent minority students:8.6%
Percent of students eligible for free/reduced price lunch:45.8%
Percent of students with disabilities:16.1%
Percent of English-language learners:2.8%
NAEP Mathematics 2015 percent proficient
4th grade math:41.1%
8th grade math:35.4%
NAEP Reading 2015 percent proficient
4th grade reading:35.6%
8th grade reading:35.6%

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March 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.
January 7, 2016 – Quality Counts
This Diplomas Count 2015 State Graduation Brief contains state-specific data on high school completion and includes a special focus on students with disabilities. The information is presented in a series of charts and graphs, and includes comparisons to national averages.
June 4, 2015 – Education Week
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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 14, 2013 – Education Week
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March 13, 2013 – Education Week

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