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Governor:Janet Mills
Commissioner of Education:Pender Makin
Quality Counts state grade:C+
Pre-K-12 enrollment:182,470
Number of school districts:267
Number of public schools:620
Number of public school teachers:14,937
Unadjusted education spending per student:$12,707
Percent minority students:9.4%
Percent of students eligible for free/reduced price lunch:47.1%
Percent of students with disabilities:16.3%
Percent of English-language learners:2.8%
NAEP Mathematics 2015 percent proficient
4th grade math:40.2%
8th grade math:36.0%
NAEP Reading 2015 percent proficient
4th grade reading:36.4%
8th grade reading:39.0%

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Over two years, 27 communities have split from their home districts, and the new districts are mostly wealthier, whiter, and more property-rich than the ones left behind.
April 26, 2019 – Education Week
Maine could explicitly ban electronic cigarettes on school grounds under a Democrat’s bill that passed the House and Senate.
April 24, 2019 – AP
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