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Governor:Mitch Daniels
Superintendent of Public Instruction:Tony Bennett
Quality Counts state grade:C+
Pre-K-12 enrollment:1,047,232
Number of school districts:358
Number of public schools:1,936
Number of public school teachers:58,121
Unadjusted education spending per student:$9,479
Percent minority students:26.9%
Percent of students eligible for free/reduced price lunch:46.4%
Percent of students with disabilities:15.8%
Percent of English-language learners:4.7%
NAEP Mathematics 2011 percent proficient
4th grade math:51.8%
8th grade math:38.1%
NAEP Reading 2011 percent proficient
4th grade reading:37.8%
8th grade reading:34.7%

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A new critique of Indiana's efforts to maintain its exemptions from the No Child Left Behind requirements, written by top staff to Gov. Mike Pence, is widening a rift between state education leaders as federal officials near a decision on the waiver.
July 31, 2014 - AP
While former Indiana state chief Tony Bennett is cleared of ethics allegations in the changing of a charter school's grade, the state is considering major changes in the grading system he championed.
July 23, 2014 - Education Week
Amid intense debate over the common core, 10 states have recently enacted laws that place new restrictions or specifications on how state boards of education adopt standards
June 23, 2014 - Education Week
Dozens of applicants are competing to be part of a new crop of charter-like public schools to replace failing district schools.
June 6, 2014 - Education Week

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