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Governor:Peter Shumlin
Education Commissioner:Armando Vilaseca
Quality Counts state grade:B-
Pre-K-12 enrollment:91,939
Number of school districts:310
Number of public schools:320
Number of public school teachers:8,382
Unadjusted education spending per student:$16,006
Percent minority students:7.2%
Percent of students eligible for free/reduced price lunch:32.4%
Percent of students with disabilities:14.0%
Percent of English-language learners:1.6%
NAEP Mathematics 2011 percent proficient
4th grade math:51.5%
8th grade math:46.9%
NAEP Reading 2011 percent proficient
4th grade reading:42.1%
8th grade reading:44.8%

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Districts in the trial run for common-core exams told Education Week they experienced only minor technological problems, but students found the tests harder than their state assessments.
May 5, 2014 - Education Week
December 3, 2013 - Education Week
Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin's proposals include expanded investments in early-education and dual enrollment.
January 22, 2013 - Education Week
A Vermont initiative to improve learning in middle schools is working through the challenges of using the latest digital tools and different teaching approaches.
March 14, 2011 - Education Week
University of Vermont researchers are following a cohort of I-LEAP students to assess the impact that technology-rich, customized learning has on high school completion.
March 14, 2011 - Education Week
Online foreign-language courses will be offered to high school students via Middlebury College in Vermont.
May 12, 2010 - Education Week
Few districts have tried to connect their systems to professional development, teacher promotion, and compensation.
December 11, 2009 - Education Week

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