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Governor:Robert Bentley
State Superintendent of Education :Thomas Bice
Quality Counts state grade:C
Pre-K-12 enrollment:738,322
Number of school districts:131
Number of public schools:1,600
Number of public school teachers:49,363
Unadjusted education spending per student:$8,907
Percent minority students:41.7%
Percent of students eligible for free/reduced price lunch:53.3%
Percent of students with disabilities:10.7%
Percent of English-language learners:2.3%
NAEP Mathematics 2011 percent proficient
4th grade math:29.8%
8th grade math:19.7%
NAEP Reading 2011 percent proficient
4th grade reading:30.7%
8th grade reading:25.1%

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The Alabama Supreme Court heard arguments Wednesday about tax credits that help low-income families pay for private school, with opponents declaring the credits an illegal use of public funds and supporters saying they properly offer parents choices for their children's education.
December 3, 2014 - AP

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