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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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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
A small Vermont school district that made national headlines three years ago by trying to pay the way for some local students to attend a religious school is now bowing out of the school choice debate.
April 7, 1999 - Education Week

When Dorset Elementary School opened its doors this year, the parents and faculty were braced for the cutbacks.

October 28, 1998 - Education Week

Vermont's governor and other state policymakers are looking at ways to make their new school-finance-reform plan more palatable to wealthy districts.

December 10, 1997 - Education Week

Vermont lawmakers approved a major school-finance-reform plan in the final days of their legislative session, achieving a goal that has eluded state leaders for decades.

June 25, 1997 - Education Week
The state that pioneered the use of portfolios to assess student performance has decided to return standardized tests to the mix.
December 4, 1996 - Education Week
A tiny Vermont school district has become the latest battleground in the fight over religious school choice.
September 18, 1996 - Education Week

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