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|Commissioner of Education:||Chris L. Nicastro|
|Quality Counts state grade:||C-|
|Number of school districts:||562|
|Number of public schools:||2,410|
|Number of public school teachers:||66,735|
|Unadjusted education spending per student:||$9,721|
|Percent minority students:||25.3%|
|Percent of students eligible for free/reduced price lunch:||44.2%|
|Percent of students with disabilities:||13.8%|
|Percent of English-language learners:||2.4%|
|NAEP Mathematics 2011 percent proficient|
|4th grade math:||41.4%|
|8th grade math:||31.5%|
|NAEP Reading 2011 percent proficient|
|4th grade reading:||34.0%|
|8th grade reading:||35.2%|
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By and large, teachers in the southeastern corner of Missouri known as the Bootheel have been slow to seek out added training to teach English as a second language. Although some districts in the Bootheel have dozens of English-language learners and others have only a few, training in teaching students with limited English skills is becoming more critical.
May 10, 2005 - Education Week
The Vatican has dismissed on a technicality a complaint that the St. Louis-based Association of Catholic Elementary Educators filed in August charging that the head of the Archdiocese of St. Louis was violating church law by not permitting teachers in Roman Catholic elementary schools to unionize.
February 23, 2005 - Education Week
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