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Governor:Rick Scott
Commissioner of Education:Pam Stewart
Quality Counts state grade:C
Pre-K-12 enrollment:2,756,944
Number of school districts:76
Number of public schools:4,517
Number of public school teachers:180,442
Unadjusted education spending per student:$8,755
Percent minority students:59.8%
Percent of students eligible for free/reduced price lunch:58.4%
Percent of students with disabilities:13.1%
Percent of English-language learners:9.2%
NAEP Mathematics 2015 percent proficient
4th grade math:47.5%
8th grade math:29.2%
NAEP Reading 2015 percent proficient
4th grade reading:40.8%
8th grade reading:35.5%

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The then-sheriff's deputy who was on campus during the Florida high school massacre but didn't confront the shooter declined to testify Thursday before a state commission investigating it.
November 15, 2018 – AP
Safety experts told the commission investigating the shootings that people died in the rampage because the school did not follow recommendations to establish "hard corners" in classrooms where students would be better shielded from gunfire coming through classroom doors.
November 14, 2018 – McClatchy-Tribune
The founder of a company that operated charter schools in several Florida counties has been sentenced to 20 years in prison.
November 14, 2018 – AP
Two students told investigators they reported the Florida high school shooting suspect to an administrator for making threats but felt they were not taken seriously, a commission investigating the massacre was told Tuesday.
November 13, 2018 – AP
Superintendent Robert Runcie and Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel, both heavily criticized by some victims’ families for their roles before and after the rampage that killed 17 people are scheduled to testify Thursday.
November 13, 2018 – McClatchy-Tribune

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