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Governor:Mark Dayton
Commissioner of Education:Brenda Cassellius
Quality Counts state grade:B-
Pre-K-12 enrollment:850,973
Number of school districts:504
Number of public schools:2,414
Number of public school teachers:54,413
Unadjusted education spending per student:$11,089
Percent minority students:28.0%
Percent of students eligible for free/reduced price lunch:38.4%
Percent of students with disabilities:14.6%
Percent of English-language learners:7.6%
NAEP Mathematics 2015 percent proficient
4th grade math:53.4%
8th grade math:47.8%
NAEP Reading 2015 percent proficient
4th grade reading:39.0%
8th grade reading:39.7%

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Step inside the Avalon School in St. Paul, Minn., and the Alliance Collins Family College-Ready High School in Los Angeles to see how the charter movement has changed over the last 25 years.
June 9, 2016 – Education Week
Threats made against schools across the United States led to the evacuation of students Monday in what could be the latest example of so-called "swatting" against schools.
May 23, 2016 – AP
In St. Cloud, Minn., educators are grappling with language and cultural differences in the city's growing Somali community.
March 16, 2016 – Education Week

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