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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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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
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

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