Rhode Island

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Governor:Gina Raimondo
Commissioner of Education:Angélica Infante-Green
Quality Counts state grade:C+
Pre-K-12 enrollment:141,959
Number of school districts:63
Number of public schools:307
Number of public school teachers:9,471
Unadjusted education spending per student:$14,767
Percent minority students:39.3%
Percent of students eligible for free/reduced price lunch:46.8%
Percent of students with disabilities:16.4%
Percent of English-language learners:7.1%
NAEP Mathematics 2015 percent proficient
4th grade math:38.6%
8th grade math:29.5%
NAEP Reading 2015 percent proficient
4th grade reading:35.4%
8th grade reading:37.4%

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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
The state takeover of the Providence public schools will begin Nov. 1, last at least five years and permit more input from students, families and other community members.
October 15, 2019 – McClatchy-Tribune
The move to assume broad powers over the Providence school system illustrates both the attraction and challenges of high-profile approaches to troubled or low-performing schools and districts.
August 21, 2019 – Education Week
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April 17, 2019 – Education Week
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April 3, 2019 – Education Week
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February 13, 2019 – Education Week
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