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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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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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