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Governor:David Ige  
Superintendent:Christina Kishimoto
Quality Counts state grade:C
Pre-K-12 enrollment:182,384
Number of school districts:1
Number of public schools:292
Number of public school teachers:11,663
Unadjusted education spending per student:$12,458
Percent minority students:86.7%
Percent of students eligible for free/reduced price lunch:50.1%
Percent of students with disabilities:10.5%
Percent of English-language learners:7.9%
NAEP Mathematics 2015 percent proficient
4th grade math:38.3%
8th grade math:30.0%
NAEP Reading 2015 percent proficient
4th grade reading:29.1%
8th grade reading:25.7%

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The reduction in instructional time resulting from teacher furloughs is likely to exact a harsh toll on student learning, officials say.
September 30, 2009 – Education Week
June 13, 2009 – AP
Idaho is bracing for deep education cuts, Kansas is working to prevent any, and Alabama is weighing a gambling tax to fund education.
December 17, 2008 – Education Week
Former teacher says Obama showed no obvious signs of ambition, but was "thoughtful and bright."
November 12, 2008 – Education Week
Faced with crushing energy costs across its far-flung district, the Aloha State is pushing aggressive conservation efforts that could offer lessons for the U.S. mainland.
October 29, 2008 – Education Week
The agreement heads off a possible review by the U.S. Supreme Court over whether the policy violates federal civil rights laws.
May 23, 2007 – Education Week
The Hawaii State Teachers Association has ratified a new contract that will require its members to undergo random drug and alcohol testing.
May 9, 2007 – Education Week
Hours of labor outside the classroom are often lost in official tallies.
April 18, 2007 – Education Week
Thirteen Western states that are home to more than 93 percent of the nation’s federally owned land have formed a coalition to lobby Washington for an annual $4 billion in lost local and state property-tax revenues on the federal land, nearly $1.9 billion of which would have gone to pay for public education.
December 13, 2006 – Education Week

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