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Governor:Laura Kelly
Commissioner of Education:Randy Watson
Quality Counts state grade:C
Pre-K-12 enrollment:497,275
Number of school districts:322
Number of public schools:1,352
Number of public school teachers:37,659
Unadjusted education spending per student:$9,972
Percent minority students:34.6%
Percent of students eligible for free/reduced price lunch:49.9%
Percent of students with disabilities:14.0%
Percent of English-language learners:9.5%
NAEP Mathematics 2015 percent proficient
4th grade math:41.8%
8th grade math:35.4%
NAEP Reading 2015 percent proficient
4th grade reading:37.3%
8th grade reading:36.7%

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Four more school districts in Kansas are suing a leading e-cigarette maker as they struggle to stop students from vaping.
October 16, 2019 – AP
Fresh research bolsters the case for more public school funding—but debate rages on how to spend it in a way that boosts achievement.
June 5, 2019 – Quality Counts
A former Disney World employee who now trains teachers outside Wichita, Kan., aims to give professional learning “elements of surprise and delight.”
May 15, 2019 – Education Week
The prospects were bright earlier this year for dozens of states to overhaul antiquated formulas and take other big steps on K-12 funding. It’s proven a tricky task.
April 11, 2019 – Education Week

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