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Governor:Larry Hogan
State Superintendent of Schools:Jack R. Smith (interim)
Quality Counts state grade:B
Pre-K-12 enrollment:866,169
Number of school districts:25
Number of public schools:1,442
Number of public school teachers:58,611
Unadjusted education spending per student:$13,829
Percent minority students:58.2%
Percent of students eligible for free/reduced price lunch:44.2%
Percent of students with disabilities:11.9%
Percent of English-language learners:6.5%
NAEP Mathematics 2015 percent proficient
4th grade math:40.2%
8th grade math:34.7%
NAEP Reading 2015 percent proficient
4th grade reading:36.5%
8th grade reading:37.4%

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An order by the state's governor that classes not begin until after Labor Day starting in 2017-18 has some warning about the impact on summer learning loss and scheduling complications.
September 14, 2016 – Education Week
Cycling the new students through all the kindergarten classes lets teachers get to know them better before permanent class assignments are made.
September 7, 2016 – Education Week
Here are summaries of recent annual addresses by governors around the country.
February 10, 2016 – Education Week
A number of TFA's regions are experimenting with strategies for extending corps members' tenure in teaching beyond two years.
January 20, 2016 – Education Week
The organization is putting a greater emphasis on equity and racial issues, even as its bona fides as a social-justice organization are fiercely contested.
January 20, 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

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