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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:38.2%
8th grade math:34.0%
NAEP Reading 2011 percent proficient
4th grade reading:36.1%
8th grade reading:37.2%

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The abbreviated school weeks are expanding in some areas, and yet no one can say with certainty what the benefits are for student achievement or district budgets, finds an in-depth examination by Idaho Education News and Idaho Public Television.
December 16, 2015 - Education Week
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.
May 29, 2015 - Education Week
State officials are scrambling to make sure their broadband network provides service to school districts, following a legal battle that has left the network's future in limbo.
January 20, 2015 - Education Week
In many rural communities, a small but growing number of charters are scrounging for space and competing with regular schools for scarce resources and students.
May 6, 2014 - Education Week
Federal monitoring reports show that some states with No Child Left Behind Act waivers are struggling in key areas.
January 14, 2014 - Education Week
What is the "secret sauce" in a district's culture of operation that allows good ideas to flourish, and how can those attitudes and approaches be replicated?
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: June 24, 2015 - 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

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