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Governor:C.L. Butch Otter
Superintendent of Public Instruction:Tom Luna
Quality Counts state grade:C-
Pre-K-12 enrollment:276,081
Number of school districts:141
Number of public schools:748
Number of public school teachers:15,673
Unadjusted education spending per student:$7,100
Percent minority students:21.5%
Percent of students eligible for free/reduced price lunch:45.0%
Percent of students with disabilities:9.9%
Percent of English-language learners:5.6%
NAEP Mathematics 2011 percent proficient
4th grade math:39.7%
8th grade math:36.5%
NAEP Reading 2011 percent proficient
4th grade reading:33.0%
8th grade reading:38.3%

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January 14, 2014 - Education Week
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September 30, 2013 - Education Week
The pilot program represents the first statewide effort to use multimedia material from the online Khan Academy.
March 12, 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: December 12, 2012 - Education Week
A sweeping set of measures that included laptops for high school students and curbs on collective-bargaining are overturned by voters.
November 13, 2012 - Education Week
Just three states—Idaho, Illinois, and Nevada—still await word on flexibility under the No Child Left Behind Act.
August 3, 2012 - Education Week
The state now joins Alabama, Florida, and Michigan as the only states requiring some form of online learning for graduation.
November 15, 2011 - Education Week
The state board of education gave initial approval to a rule requiring high school students to take at least two credits online to graduate.
September 20, 2011 - Education Week
Montana, Idaho, and South Dakota say they'll flout the 2014 deadline on AYP, while the Education Department warns such action won't be tolerated.
July 6, 2011 - Education Week

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