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Governor:Bobby Jindal
Acting State Superintendent of Education:Ollie Tyler
Quality Counts state grade:C+
Pre-K-12 enrollment:696,558
Number of school districts:125
Number of public schools:1,471
Number of public school teachers:48,655
Unadjusted education spending per student:$10,701
Percent minority students:51.5%
Percent of students eligible for free/reduced price lunch:66.1%
Percent of students with disabilities:11.9%
Percent of English-language learners:1.7%
NAEP Mathematics 2011 percent proficient
4th grade math:26.3%
8th grade math:20.8%
NAEP Reading 2011 percent proficient
4th grade reading:23.0%
8th grade reading:23.9%

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Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration says the state education department appears to have repeatedly sidestepped requirements of Louisiana procurement laws on testing contracts.
July 17, 2014 - AP

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