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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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September 23, 2014 - Education Week
September 15, 2014 - AP
Accusations of federal overreach fly as Oklahoma has its NCLB waiver renewal denied, while a lawsuit by Louisiana's governor says states were coerced into adopting the common core.
September 9, 2014 - Education Week

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