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Governor:Charlie Baker
Commissioner of Education:Jeffrey C. Riley
Quality Counts state grade:B+
Pre-K-12 enrollment:955,844
Number of school districts:414
Number of public schools:1,889
Number of public school teachers:71,859
Unadjusted education spending per student:$15,087
Percent minority students:36.3%
Percent of students eligible for free/reduced price lunch:39.9%
Percent of students with disabilities:17.6%
Percent of English-language learners:7.9%
NAEP Mathematics 2015 percent proficient
4th grade math:53.9%
8th grade math:50.8%
NAEP Reading 2015 percent proficient
4th grade reading:49.7%
8th grade reading:45.7%

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January 17, 2018 – Quality Counts
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April 26, 2017 – Education Week
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February 15, 2017 – Education Week
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November 16, 2016 – Education Week
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October 26, 2016 – Education Week

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