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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, a cash-strapped Iowa district plans to pull $2.7 million from its reserves despite state prohibitions.
April 26, 2016 - Education Week

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