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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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The heads of the Education and Labor Departments discussed ways the federal government could support the Baltimore community in the aftermath of last month's rioting.
May 12, 2015 - Education Week
The city's youths call for schools to focus on underlying economic, racial, and social issues that too often lead to deaths of young black men.
May 1, 2015 - Education Week
Current and former chief academic officers talk about the evolving role of the CAO, and the strategies they have used to try to improve teaching and learning.
March 16, 2015 - Education Week
New Republican governors in Illinois, Maryland, and Massachusetts are looking to push K-12 initiatives and make budget choices affecting schools in states where Democrats control the legislatures.
March 3, 2015 - Education Week
State leaders work to upgrade the principal ranks through training and coaching of talented administrators looking to move up.
January 21, 2015 - Education Week
Should a growing college-access program for low-income students in Maryland focus on high achievers or struggling students?
January 13, 2015 - Education Week
A Maryland classroom offers a look at how educators are pioneering new ways of merging assessment with observation and instruction for K-12's youngest learners.
October 7, 2014 - Education Week
The school district, along with the local teachers' union, has worked to transform the traditional pay schedule into one emphasizing professional accomplishments over credentials and seniority.
August 25, 2014 - Education Week

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