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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:42.0%
8th grade math:26.1%
NAEP Reading 2015 percent proficient
4th grade reading:38.5%
8th grade reading:30.3%

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The troubled teen authorities say killed 17 people at a Florida high school excelled in an air-rifle marksmanship program supported by a grant from the National Rifle Association Foundation.
February 16, 2018 – AP
Grief and anger are driving students in Parkland, Fla., to ask tough questions of the adults responsible for protecting them.
February 16, 2018 – Education Week
Enough is enough. The U.S. Department of Education must take action on school safety, writes Deborah S. Delisle.
February 16, 2018 – Education Week
Here is a look at the 17 people who authorities say died in the deadly Feb. 14 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.
February 16, 2018 – AP

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