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Governor:Terry Branstad
Director of Education:Ryan Wise
Quality Counts state grade:C
Pre-K-12 enrollment:502,816
Number of school districts:346
Number of public schools:1,382
Number of public school teachers:35,397
Unadjusted education spending per student:$10,313
Percent minority students:20.2%
Percent of students eligible for free/reduced price lunch:40.8%
Percent of students with disabilities:12.9%
Percent of English-language learners:4.6%
NAEP Mathematics 2015 percent proficient
4th grade math:44.3%
8th grade math:37.3%
NAEP Reading 2015 percent proficient
4th grade reading:37.7%
8th grade reading:35.6%

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Fed up with years of political battles over state funding, cash-strapped Davenport plans to pull $2.7 million from its reserves despite state prohibitions.
April 27, 2016 – Education Week
When the district’s chief technology and chief academic officers are one person, bureaucratic delays aren’t an issue.
March 28, 2016 – Education Week
Testing issues and states without NCLB waivers are among the topics discussed in some recent the Education Department guidance on transition to the Every Student Succeeds Act.
February 10, 2016 – Education Week
Here are summaries of recent annual addresses by governors around the country.
January 20, 2016 – Education Week
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
A handful of chief state school officers are bringing their years of experience and policy perspective to the superintendency of local school districts.
August 5, 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
A school attendance program in Connecticut, a free preschool in Kansas, and summer learning programs in Illinois and Iowa are all part of an effort to ensure students read proficiently by the end of 3rd grade.
May 13, 2015 – Education Week
Just-retired U.S. Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, championed education equality and the rights of people with disabilities in his storied career on Capitol Hill.
January 5, 2015 – Education Week

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