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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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The state's closely watched bid falls shy of full approval from federal reviewers.
September 19, 2018 – Education Week
An attempt to have a Connecticut town's education board begin each meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance has led to the resignation of the board's chairman who said he doesn't want to be forced to recite the pledge.
August 23, 2018 – AP
This Quality Counts 2018 Highlights Report captures all the data you need to assess your state's performance on key educational outcomes.
January 17, 2018 – Quality Counts
In states including Connecticut and Wisconsin, fiscal bickering among state officials continues, putting local districts on edge.
October 4, 2017 – Education Week
School resource officers are making racial disparities in discipline worse, not better, writes UCLA professor Tyrone C. Howard.
March 22, 2017 – Education Week
Education aid can account for up to half of a state's budget, and it's a subject of heated debate, especially in places dealing with budget shortfalls and court orders.
March 1, 2017 – Education Week
Gov. Dannel Malloy will seek to dramatically adjust the way Connecticut distributes more than $4 billion of state aid, he told legislators in his annual address, as the legislature gets back to business for the 2017 session.
January 11, 2017 – Education Week
School finance formulas and implementation of the new federal education law are among the issues on the agenda as 50 state legislatures get to work for their 2017 sessions.
January 11, 2017 – Education Week

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