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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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An election-year investigation into teacher rallies at Kentucky's Capitol found more than 1,000 educators violated state law by participating in protests that shut down some schools, Gov. Matt Bevin's administration said.
August 16, 2019 – AP
Beginning in the 2019-2020 school year, local boards shall require each public elementary and secondary school to display the national motto of the United States, “In God We Trust,” in a prominent location in the school.
August 15, 2019 – McClatchy-Tribune

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