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Governor:Peter Shumlin
Education Commissioner:Rebecca Holcombe
Quality Counts state grade:B
Pre-K-12 enrollment:88,690
Number of school districts:275
Number of public schools:316
Number of public school teachers:8,375
Unadjusted education spending per student:$16,377
Percent minority students:8.1%
Percent of students eligible for free/reduced price lunch:39.4%
Percent of students with disabilities:15.7%
Percent of English-language learners:1.5%
NAEP Mathematics 2015 percent proficient
4th grade math:43.2%
8th grade math:42.1%
NAEP Reading 2015 percent proficient
4th grade reading:44.7%
8th grade reading:43.8%

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February 16, 2016 - Education Week
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February 8, 2016 - Education Week
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January 19, 2016 - Education Week
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December 30, 2015 - Quality Counts
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May 29, 2015 - Education Week
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January 2, 2015 - Quality Counts
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