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Governor:Ron DeSantis
Commissioner of Education:Richard Corcoran
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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Only 11 of Florida's 67 county school districts have given classroom teachers the option of carrying guns on campus this school year, according to the latest data collected by the Florida Department of Education.
September 17, 2019 – McClatchy-Tribune
If another active shooter shows up on a Broward County, Fla., campus, the schools will have more equipment to treat gunshot victims while waiting for emergency crews to arrive.
September 13, 2019 – McClatchy-Tribune
Jeff Morford, an assistant principal accused by a state commission of failures related to the Parkland school shooting, has decided to retire early.
September 12, 2019 – McClatchy-Tribune
Prodded by new state laws, a growing number of schools are using threat assessment techniques drawn from law enforcement to sift out a serious threat from one that might be better handled through counseling or mediation, or other means.
September 4, 2019 – Education Week

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