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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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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.

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December 4, 1996 - Education Week
A tiny Vermont school district has become the latest battleground in the fight over religious school choice.
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