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Governor:John Bel Edwards
State Superintendent of Education:John White
Quality Counts state grade:D+
Pre-K-12 enrollment:711,491
Number of school districts:127
Number of public schools:1,412
Number of public school teachers:46,437
Unadjusted education spending per student:$10,490
Percent minority students:53.0%
Percent of students eligible for free/reduced price lunch:66.7%
Percent of students with disabilities:11.1%
Percent of English-language learners:2.1%
NAEP Mathematics 2015 percent proficient
4th grade math:29.6%
8th grade math:17.9%
NAEP Reading 2015 percent proficient
4th grade reading:28.5%
8th grade reading:23.3%

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Faced with a dearth of common-core-aligned English/language arts curricula, state education officials asked teachers to create a homegrown, online program—and made it free to all.
July 1, 2016 – Education Week
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May 18, 2016 – Education Week

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