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Governor:Dave Heineman
Commissioner of Education:Roger Breed
Quality Counts state grade:C-
Pre-K-12 enrollment:298,500
Number of school districts:256
Number of public schools:1,096
Number of public school teachers:22,345
Unadjusted education spending per student:$11,460
Percent minority students:29.2%
Percent of students eligible for free/reduced price lunch:42.6%
Percent of students with disabilities:14.8%
Percent of English-language learners:6.7%
NAEP Mathematics 2011 percent proficient
4th grade math:44.7%
8th grade math:35.6%
NAEP Reading 2011 percent proficient
4th grade reading:37.1%
8th grade reading:36.7%

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