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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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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 2, 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 18, 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
Negotiations to revise Vermont's controversial school finance law and offer an olive branch to hard-hit wealthy towns appeared to be dead late last week.
June 6, 2001 - Education Week
David S. Wolk has been guided by a simple maxim as he's moved through jobs as principal, superintendent, and now, state schools chief: Educate all children as if they were your own.
July 12, 2000 - Education Week
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January 19, 2000 - Education Week
The U.S. Supreme Court has passed up yet another opportunity to consider the constitutionality of publicly financed vouchers for religious schools.
January 12, 2000 - Education Week
The title of Bill Corrow's class is "Conflict in the 20th Century," and that's just what his presence at a Vermont high school has generated.
December 1, 1999 - Education Week

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