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Governor:Jerry Brown
State Superintendent of Public Instruction:Tom Torlakson
Quality Counts state grade:C
Pre-K-12 enrollment:6,216,977
Number of school districts:1,036
Number of public schools:10,124
Number of public school teachers:260,806
Unadjusted education spending per student:$9,300
Percent minority students:73.4%
Percent of students eligible for free/reduced price lunch:53.0%
Percent of students with disabilities:10.5%
Percent of English-language learners:28.3%
NAEP Mathematics 2011 percent proficient
4th grade math:32.6%
8th grade math:27.6%
NAEP Reading 2011 percent proficient
4th grade reading:26.9%
8th grade reading:29.3%

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A group of California school districts want flexibility under No Child Left Behind waivers now granted only to states.
March 5, 2013 - Education Week
A massive influx of outside cash has turned a local campaign into a national showdown between the teachers' union and deep-pocketed education activists.
February 28, 2013 | Updated: June 30, 2015 - Education Week
February 25, 2013 - Education Week
Several of the nation's largest states showed gains in math and reading over roughly two decades, a new study says, though there's room to improve.
February 21, 2013 - Education Week
Students are teaming up to do quick online research to feed to debaters in real time for honing arguments and articulating rebuttals.
February 19, 2013 - Education Week
Fed up with state school improvement efforts, eight California districts have banded together to bring about change.
January 22, 2013 - Education Week
The Smarter Balanced consortium will present only one performance task each in math and literacy, in addition to multiple-choice and other items.
November 29, 2012 | Updated: June 24, 2015 - Education Week
November 6, 2012 - Education Week
An effort by the district to win a $40-million grant has unraveled after the L.A. teachers union declined to sign the application.
October 30, 2012 - McClatchy-Tribune
The new measures set the state on a course for some potentially significant changes to the curriculum.
October 23, 2012 - Education Week

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