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Governor:Matt Bevin
Commissioner of Education:Wayne D. Lewis Jr.
Quality Counts state grade:C-
Pre-K-12 enrollment:688,640
Number of school districts:188
Number of public schools:1,579
Number of public school teachers:41,586
Unadjusted education spending per student:$9,312
Percent minority students:21.1%
Percent of students eligible for free/reduced price lunch:56.9%
Percent of students with disabilities:14.2%
Percent of English-language learners:3.0%
NAEP Mathematics 2015 percent proficient
4th grade math:39.8%
8th grade math:28.9%
NAEP Reading 2015 percent proficient
4th grade reading:37.5%
8th grade reading:34.2%

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Some teachers struggle to keep up with changing technologies. Some schools are using students, who have grown up with the technology, to be a part of the upkeep and maintenance now.
May 10, 2019 – AP
Kentucky Education Commissioner Wayne Lewis says the names of teachers who may have been involved in sickouts this year have been turned over to Gov. Matt Bevin's administration.
May 3, 2019 – AP
Gifted education programs can support academically advanced students or, in some cases, hold them back. Four studies presented at the American Educational Research Association meeting show how.
April 17, 2019 – Education Week

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