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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:40.2%
8th grade math:34.7%
NAEP Reading 2015 percent proficient
4th grade reading:36.5%
8th grade reading:37.4%

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School discipline reform advocates have asked the Baltimore city schools police to adopt a youth-specific Miranda warning to let children know their legal rights.
May 24, 2018 – AP
This Quality Counts 2018 Highlights Report captures all the data you need to assess your state's performance on key educational outcomes.
January 17, 2018 – Quality Counts
David Cox, the superintendent in western Maryland's Allegany County, says his schools need more resources—such as behavioral specialists—to help support students whose families are impacted by opioids.
November 29, 2017 – Education Week
Barron Trump, who finished up the last school year at a private school in New York City, is attending St. Andrew's Episcopal School in suburban Maryland this school year.
September 6, 2017 – Education Week
Republican-led legislatures are considering charter school and voucher bills at the state level even as a high-profile school choice proponent takes the helm of the U.S. Department of Education.
February 15, 2017 – Education Week

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