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Governor:Dannel P. Malloy
Commissioner of Education:Dianna R. Wentzell
Quality Counts state grade:B
Pre-K-12 enrollment:542,678
Number of school districts:205
Number of public schools:1,310
Number of public school teachers:42,062
Unadjusted education spending per student:$17,745
Percent minority students:42.7%
Percent of students eligible for free/reduced price lunch:37.7%
Percent of students with disabilities:13.5%
Percent of English-language learners:6.4%
NAEP Mathematics 2015 percent proficient
4th grade math:39.9%
8th grade math:36.2%
NAEP Reading 2015 percent proficient
4th grade reading:42.7%
8th grade reading:43.8%

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After struggling with growing numbers of parents in school cafeterias, the Darien school system said parents and guardians would no longer be welcome to visit with their children during lunch at the town's elementary schools.
November 28, 2018 – AP

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