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Governor:Doug Ducey
Superintendent of Public Instruction:Diane Douglas
Quality Counts state grade:D+
Pre-K-12 enrollment:1,111,695
Number of school districts:715
Number of public schools:2,416
Number of public school teachers:48,124
Unadjusted education spending per student:$7,528
Percent minority students:60.0%
Percent of students eligible for free/reduced price lunch:38.9%
Percent of students with disabilities:11.8%
Percent of English-language learners:6.1%
NAEP Mathematics 2015 percent proficient
4th grade math:37.8%
8th grade math:34.8%
NAEP Reading 2015 percent proficient
4th grade reading:29.6%
8th grade reading:31.1%

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Some states appear more prepared to implement ESSA than others, writes researchers Priscilla Wohlstetter, Darius R. Brown, and Megan Duff.
March 8, 2017 – Education Week
Republican-led legislatures are considering charter school and voucher bills at the state level even as a high-profile school choice proponent takes the helm of the U.S. Department of Education.
February 15, 2017 – Education Week
Here are summaries of recent annual addresses by governors around the country.
January 18, 2017 – Education Week
Education researchers must champion why their research matters and engage unlikely allies outside of the academy, writes David R. Garcia.
January 11, 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
Mayors must work across party lines to build education partnerships and capacity in their communities, write two Arizonian mayors.
September 21, 2016 – Education Week
Teacher shortages have continued in a number of regions, prompting legislative and administrative action.
August 24, 2016 – Education Week

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