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Governor:Tom Wolf
Secretary of Education:Pedro A. Rivera
Quality Counts state grade:B-
Pre-K-12 enrollment:1,755,236
Number of school districts:721
Number of public schools:3,068
Number of public school teachers:121,330
Unadjusted education spending per student:$13,864
Percent minority students:30.1%
Percent of students eligible for free/reduced price lunch:43.4%
Percent of students with disabilities:16.8%
Percent of English-language learners:2.8%
NAEP Mathematics 2015 percent proficient
4th grade math:45.0%
8th grade math:36.0%
NAEP Reading 2015 percent proficient
4th grade reading:41.2%
8th grade reading:39.1%

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Gov. Tom Wolf on Thursday announced the state Department of Health has provided 128 public high schools in Pennsylvania with free Narcan, a nasal spray that within minutes can reverse effects of an opioid or heroin overdose.
October 13, 2016 – McClatchy-Tribune

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