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Governor:Larry Hogan
State Superintendent of Schools:Karen B. Salmon
Quality Counts state grade:B
Pre-K-12 enrollment:874,514
Number of school districts:25
Number of public schools:1,449
Number of public school teachers:59,194
Unadjusted education spending per student:$14,003
Percent minority students:60.1%
Percent of students eligible for free/reduced price lunch:45.0%
Percent of students with disabilities:11.8%
Percent of English-language learners:6.9%
NAEP Mathematics 2015 percent proficient
4th grade math:42.3%
8th grade math:32.6%
NAEP Reading 2015 percent proficient
4th grade reading:40.2%
8th grade reading:37.6%

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The actions of students who died tackling gunmen at two U.S. campuses a week apart have been hailed as heroic. At a growing number of schools around the country, they also reflect guidance to students, at least in some situations, to do what they can to disrupt shootings.
May 10, 2019 – AP
A Maryland 3rd-grader born without hands has won a national handwriting contest.
April 24, 2019 – McClatchy-Tribune
The prospects were bright earlier this year for dozens of states to overhaul antiquated formulas and take other big steps on K-12 funding. It’s proven a tricky task.
April 11, 2019 – Education Week
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April 10, 2019 – Education Week
With an intensive blend of academic and social-emotional supports, the Higher Achievement after-school program is helping middle schoolers in under-resourced communities land a spot in top public and private high schools near their homes.
April 10, 2019 – Education Week
Educational Opportunities and Performance in Maryland
This Quality Counts 2019 Highlights Report captures all the data you need to assess your state's performance on key educational outcomes.
January 16, 2019 – Quality Counts

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