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Governor:C.L. Butch Otter
Superintendent of Public Instruction:Sherri Ybarra
Quality Counts state grade:D+
Pre-K-12 enrollment:290,885
Number of school districts:160
Number of public schools:747
Number of public school teachers:15,609
Unadjusted education spending per student:$6,621
Percent minority students:23.2%
Percent of students eligible for free/reduced price lunch:48.5%
Percent of students with disabilities:9.8%
Percent of English-language learners:4.4%
NAEP Mathematics 2015 percent proficient
4th grade math:38.2%
8th grade math:34.0%
NAEP Reading 2015 percent proficient
4th grade reading:36.1%
8th grade reading:37.2%

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This Quality Counts 2016 Highlights Report captures all the data you need to assess your state's performance on key educational outcomes.
January 7, 2016 – Quality Counts
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 15, 2015 – Education Week
Idaho Education News provides a look at common assertions about the four-day schedule—and how they stack up against the facts.
December 15, 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.
June 4, 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 21, 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 7, 2014 – Education Week
Federal monitoring reports show that some states with No Child Left Behind Act waivers are struggling in key areas.
January 15, 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?
October 2, 2013 – Education Week
The pilot program represents the first statewide effort to use multimedia material from the online Khan Academy.
March 13, 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.
December 5, 2012 | Updated: March 10, 2017 – Education Week

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