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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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This Quality Counts 2019 Highlights Report captures all the data you need to assess your state's performance on key educational outcomes.
January 16, 2019 – Quality Counts
Educational Opportunities and Performance in Florida
This Quality Counts 2019 Highlights Report captures all the data you need to assess your state's performance on key educational outcomes.
January 16, 2019 – Quality Counts
For districts slammed by natural disasters, reopening schools is a mammoth undertaking, and one that very few school leaders have little experience doing.
October 31, 2018 – Education Week
With disputes over insurance coverage and the need for upfront cash to pay for clean-up, getting schools back to normal after a big storm is arduous and expensive.
October 24, 2018 – Education Week
History-minded residents of Charlotte County, Fla., are among the first to test a state law that permits citizens to challenge the curriculum taught in their schools.
October 24, 2018 – Education Week
Drawing confidence from polling data and a swell in support for teacher raises, Democrats in states like Arizona, Florida, and Oklahoma gamble that taxpayers are willing to pay more to boost education aid.
October 3, 2018 – Education Week
A government watchdog group called Florida's growing system of privately-run public charter schools wasteful and said it sometimes gives rise to self-dealing and profiteering.
September 18, 2018 – McClatchy-Tribune
A longtime security guard at Olsen Middle School in Dania Beach was arrested on the first day of school after an anonymous tip led deputies to find a gun in his SUV, according to an arrest report.
August 17, 2018 – McClatchy-Tribune
The state law passed after the Parkland massacre calls for a new “integrated data repository” that’s raising questions about privacy and civil liberties.
July 26, 2018 – Education Week
Ready or not, technologies such as online surveys, big data, and wearable devices are already being used to measure, monitor, and modify students' emotions and mindsets.
June 20, 2018 – Education Week

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