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Governor:Michael L. Parson
Commissioner of Education:Margie Vandeven
Quality Counts state grade:C
Pre-K-12 enrollment:917,785
Number of school districts:571
Number of public schools:2,427
Number of public school teachers:67,356
Unadjusted education spending per student:$9,875
Percent minority students:27.3%
Percent of students eligible for free/reduced price lunch:51.3%
Percent of students with disabilities:13.6%
Percent of English-language learners:3.2%
NAEP Mathematics 2015 percent proficient
4th grade math:40.3%
8th grade math:30.2%
NAEP Reading 2015 percent proficient
4th grade reading:36.5%
8th grade reading:35.4%

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April 3, 2019 – Education Week
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March 6, 2019 – Education Week
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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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October 3, 2018 – Education Week
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February 28, 2018 – Education Week
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January 17, 2018 – Quality Counts
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December 13, 2017 – Education Week
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November 29, 2017 – Education Week
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April 14, 2017 – Education Week

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