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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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This Quality Counts 2016 Highlights Report captures all the data you need to assess your state's performance on key educational outcomes.
January 7, 2016 – Quality Counts
This Diplomas Count 2015 State Graduation Brief contains state-specific data on high school completion and includes a special focus on students with disabilities. The information is presented in a series of charts and graphs, and includes comparisons to national averages.
June 4, 2015 – Education Week
A school attendance program in Connecticut, a free preschool in Kansas, and summer learning programs in Illinois and Iowa are all part of an effort to ensure students read proficiently by the end of 3rd grade.
May 13, 2015 – Education Week
Lawmakers approve a plan that would ditch the state’s current education formula, but its fate is entangled with a long-running legal dispute over the funding.
March 25, 2015 – Education Week
Jeff Baxter, the Kansas State Teacher of the Year, writes that the standards have made him a better educator.
September 24, 2014 – Education Week
Sixty years after the Brown v. Board of Education ruling, racial disparities in schools should be a call to action, writes Leticia Smith-Evans.
May 14, 2014 – Education Week
For the second year in a row, a handful of states experienced significant disruptions in online testing, prompting some districts to revert to paper-and-pencil assessments.
May 7, 2014 – Education Week
Funding changes will pour more money into Kansas schools in a bid to satisfy a state supreme court ruling on aid.
April 16, 2014 – Education Week
Politicians and K-12 advocates in a number of states are wrangling over mandates for education aid, even as the Kansas funding system gets struck down by that state’s high court.
March 26, 2014 | Updated: February 21, 2019 – Education Week
Legislators in some states say that putting school board elections on the same calendar as other local races could boost often-anemic turnout.
February 26, 2014 – Education Week

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