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Governor:Phil Scott
Education Commissioner:Rebecca Holcombe
Quality Counts state grade:B
Pre-K-12 enrollment:87,311
Number of school districts:360
Number of public schools:316
Number of public school teachers:8,276
Unadjusted education spending per student:$16,988
Percent minority students:8.7%
Percent of students eligible for free/reduced price lunch:39.0%
Percent of students with disabilities:16.1%
Percent of English-language learners:1.7%
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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Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin's proposals include expanded investments in early-education and dual enrollment.
January 23, 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 17, 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 17, 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 16, 2009 – Education Week
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)

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