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Governor:Eric Greitens
Commissioner of Education:Margie Vandeven
Quality Counts state grade:C-
Pre-K-12 enrollment:917,785
Number of school districts:571
Number of public schools:2,427
Number of public school teachers:67,356
Unadjusted education spending per student:$9,875
Percent minority students:27.3%
Percent of students eligible for free/reduced price lunch:51.3%
Percent of students with disabilities:13.6%
Percent of English-language learners:3.2%
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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January 27, 1993 – Education Week
October 14, 1992 – Education Week
September 9, 1992 – Education Week
The state of Missouri will have the authority to annex "financially stressed" school districts to head off bankruptcy and to take steps to transfer students from bankrupt districts into fiscally solvent adjacent ones, under legislation enacted this month.
April 29, 1992 – Education Week
Spurred by concerns that up to 10 percent of Missouri school districts could go broke before the end of the school year, state officials are poised to adopt a policy aimed at identifying and assisting districts in danger of financial bankruptcy.
December 11, 1991 – Education Week
WASHINGTON--The U.S. Supreme Court last week let stand lower court rulings requiring the State of Missouri to pay asbestos- removal costs and extra expenses for a new magnet high school as part of a desegregation plan for the Kansas City, Mo., school district.
November 27, 1991 – Education Week
In a stinging defeat for education funding, Missouri voters last week overwhelmingly rejected a proposal to provide an additional $385 million for public schools and colleges.
November 13, 1991 – Education Week

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