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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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The St. Louis and Kansas City, Mo., school systems have moved a step closer to resolving their decades-long desegregation cases, which are among the most closely watched in the nation.
February 10, 1999 – Education Week
Kansas City school officials breathed a sigh of relief last week when Missouri voters passed a measure crucial to the financial viability of the district.
April 15, 1998 – Education Week

A budget windfall in Kansas has school leaders angling for a piece of the pie. The revenue coffers show the state sitting on an estimated $300 million--unanticipated money that educators want Gov. Bill Graves and the legislature to put toward education.

December 3, 1997 – Education Week

Kansas elementary and secondary school students will continue to take a statewide assessment--albeit in a modified format--thanks to a compromise by state board of education members.

September 3, 1997 – Education Week

To hear some Kansans tell it, the upcoming state school board election is a referendum on a conservative agenda.

October 30, 1996 – Education Week
The Kansas Senate has effectively killed a proposal that would have eliminated property taxes as a source of revenue for public schools. As the legislative session drew to a close last week, the Senate simply declined to act on the measure passed by the House earlier this month.
April 19, 1995 – Education Week
April 12, 1995 – Education Week

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