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Governor:Martin O'Malley
Interim State Superintendent of Schools:Bernard Sandusky
Quality Counts state grade:B+
Pre-K-12 enrollment:852,211
Number of school districts:25
Number of public schools:1,449
Number of public school teachers:58,428
Unadjusted education spending per student:$14,007
Percent minority students:57.1%
Percent of students eligible for free/reduced price lunch:40.1%
Percent of students with disabilities:12.1%
Percent of English-language learners:5.3%
NAEP Mathematics 2011 percent proficient
4th grade math:46.5%
8th grade math:37.4%
NAEP Reading 2011 percent proficient
4th grade reading:44.7%
8th grade reading:42.2%

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From California to Maryland, schools are preparing for an unprecedented increase in the flow of Central American children and youths streaming across the U.S.-Mexico border and arriving alone.
June 27, 2014 - Education Week
For a few districts, the school nutrition rules set to take effect July 1 are just too tough to swallow.
June 11, 2014 - Education Week
The Baltimore and Boston initiatives come amid an influx of money into the ed-tech sector for the development of digital curricula, assessment products, and other offerings.
May 20, 2014 - Education Week
Schools are using a variety of approaches to improve social interactions between students with developmental disabilities and their typically developing peers.
May 6, 2014 - Education Week
Recognizing the important role social and emotional factors can play in academic success, some schools are enlisting energetic students to mentor their peers.
April 22, 2014 - Education Week
When housing programs fail to break up concentrated poverty in neighborhoods, some experts argue that school districts should step in to promote economic diversity in the classroom.
March 25, 2014 - Education Week
Tensions remain as Maryland education officials and unionized teachers sort out differences on how evaluations will affect personnel decisions.
July 3, 2013 - Education Week

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