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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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September 6, 2016 – AP
Eight states will work to create standards and policies for how to teach social and relational skills in K-12 schools.
August 24, 2016 – Education Week
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
In St. Cloud, Minn., educators are grappling with language and cultural differences in the city's growing Somali community.
March 16, 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
Michael V. Walker's job has a singular purpose: keeping the school system's black male students on a positive academic track.
October 28, 2015 – Education Week
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
A group of 10 educators claims the state erects arbitrary barriers to make it difficult for out-of-state teachers to obtain certification in the state.
May 13, 2015 – Education Week

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