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Governor:Jay Nixon
Commissioner of Education:Margie Vandeven
Quality Counts state grade:C-
Pre-K-12 enrollment:918,288
Number of school districts:563
Number of public schools:2,410
Number of public school teachers:66,651
Unadjusted education spending per student:$9,597
Percent minority students:26.3%
Percent of students eligible for free/reduced price lunch:49.4%
Percent of students with disabilities:13.4%
Percent of English-language learners:3.0%
NAEP Mathematics 2015 percent proficient
4th grade math:38.4%
8th grade math:31.4%
NAEP Reading 2015 percent proficient
4th grade reading:36.3%
8th grade reading:36.3%

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November 13, 1991 – Education Week
Missouri teachers' groups have announced that they will file suit to block Gov. John Ashcroft's proposal to cut $35 million from state education aid to fund new court-ordered expenditures for desegregation of the Kansas City schools.
September 25, 1991 – Education Week
February 27, 1991 – Education Week

Missouri's governor has signed legislation raising state taxes by $160 million to finance income-tax refunds owed to federal retirees.
August 2, 1989 – Education Week

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