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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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The U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals spent 10 months deliberating on the suit filed by NEA and nine school districts.
October 28, 2009 – Education Week
A consortium of four states will try to reinvent secondary schools at the practical and policy levels.
January 7, 2009 – Education Week
A consortium of four states will try to reinvent secondary schools at the practical and policy levels.
December 12, 2008 – Education Week
Fewer than a third of students in New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont scored proficient or higher in math.
March 19, 2008 – Education Week
One teacher was killed and another wounded yesterday while they were preparing for the Aug. 30 first day of school at Essex Elementary School in Essex Junction, Vt.
August 25, 2006 – Education Week (Web)
Worried about the possible shrinkage of their educated workforces in coming decades, the New England states have joined together on a new initiative aimed at preparing more students to tackle college.
May 3, 2006 – Education Week
As students in New Hampshire sit down this month to take new state mathematics and reading tests, they won’t be alone. Their fellow students in Rhode Island and Vermont will be taking the same exams along with them.
October 19, 2005 – Education Week
Vermont educators who have had their licenses revoked or suspended for any reason are now listed on a public Web site, believed to be one of the first of its kind in the nation, that aims to make such information more easily available to families and hiring school districts.
November 19, 2003 – Education Week
Three rural Vermont school systems are making an unusual attempt to avoid the penalties their schools face under the No Child Left Behind Act, through a deft shifting of the federal funding they receive under the Title I program.
October 1, 2003 – Education Week
Vermont's new Strategic Reading Initiative, says co-director Nick Boke, aims ultimately to help students learn to learn.
June 19, 2002 – Education Week

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