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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:35.1%
8th grade reading:37.6%

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August 26, 2020 – Education Week
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May 13, 2020 – Education Week
State lawmakers searching for new streams of money to fund education confront whether sources other than property and sales taxes can actually provide the sustained, predicable revenue they need.
March 11, 2020 – Education Week
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This Quality Counts 2020 Highlights Report captures all the data you need to assess your state's performance on key educational outcomes.
January 22, 2020 – Quality Counts

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