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Governor:Bill Walker 
Commissioner of Education:Michael Johnson
Quality Counts state grade:C
Pre-K-12 enrollment:131,176
Number of school districts:54
Number of public schools:521
Number of public school teachers:7,759
Unadjusted education spending per student:$18,416
Percent minority students:51.5%
Percent of students eligible for free/reduced price lunch:43.1%
Percent of students with disabilities:13.7%
Percent of English-language learners:11.5%
NAEP Mathematics 2015 percent proficient
4th grade math:35.1%
8th grade math:31.8%
NAEP Reading 2015 percent proficient
4th grade reading:29.9%
8th grade reading:31.4%

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Here are summaries of recent annual addresses by governors around the country.
February 8, 2017 – Education Week
This Quality Counts 2017 Highlights Report captures all the data you need to assess your state's performance on key educational outcomes.
January 4, 2017 – Quality Counts
To improve the graduation odds of Alaska Native students, some key schooling changes are required, writes Evon Peter of the University of Alaska Fairbanks.
November 30, 2016 – Education Week
Here are summaries of recent annual addresses by governors around the country.
February 10, 2016 – Education Week
After miscalculating expected revenues, lawmakers in a number of mineral-dependent states are preparing to debate alternative sources of funding for state school aid.
January 13, 2016 – Education Week
This Quality Counts 2016 Highlights Report captures all the data you need to assess your state's performance on key educational outcomes.
January 7, 2016 – Quality Counts
This Diplomas Count 2015 State Graduation Brief contains state-specific data on high school completion and includes a special focus on students with disabilities. The information is presented in a series of charts and graphs, and includes comparisons to national averages.
June 4, 2015 – Education Week

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