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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:32.9%
NAEP Reading 2015 percent proficient
4th grade reading:33.8%
8th grade reading:36.7%

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Lawmakers trying to satisfy judges in a school funding case grapple with how increased funding can be used to boost results for black, Latino, and low-income students.
April 5, 2017 – Education Week
Education aid can account for up to half of a state's budget, and it's a subject of heated debate, especially in places dealing with budget shortfalls and court orders.
March 1, 2017 – Education Week
Here are summaries of recent annual addresses by governors around the country.
January 18, 2017 – Education Week
This Quality Counts 2017 Highlights Report captures all the data you need to assess your state's performance on key educational outcomes.
January 4, 2017 – Quality Counts
School districts are girding for the possible cutoff of state funding at the end of the month if lawmakers fail to satisfy a Kansas high court ruling demanding more equitable K-12 funding.
June 8, 2016 – Education Week
March 9, 2016 – Education Week
Legislators in Kansas and Washington struggle over how to pump millions of dollars more into K-12 aid to satisfy impatient state supreme courts.
February 24, 2016 – Education Week
State lawmakers must scramble to come up with a formula that satisfies that the court finds equitable or risk not having schools open for the 2016-17 school year.
February 17, 2016 – Education Week
A legislative panel wants the state to do more frequent audits of local districts, consolidate services, and dictate what efforts should be funded to improve student learning.
January 27, 2016 – Education Week
Here are summaries of recent annual addresses by governors around the country.
January 20, 2016 – Education Week

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