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Governor:Rick Snyder
State Superintendent of Public Instruction:Michael Flanagan
Quality Counts state grade:C+
Pre-K-12 enrollment:1,584,768
Number of school districts:844
Number of public schools:3,877
Number of public school teachers:88,615
Unadjusted education spending per student:$10,447
Percent minority students:30.2%
Percent of students eligible for free/reduced price lunch:45.4%
Percent of students with disabilities:13.7%
Percent of English-language learners:3.6%
NAEP Mathematics 2011 percent proficient
4th grade math:36.9%
8th grade math:30.5%
NAEP Reading 2011 percent proficient
4th grade reading:30.5%
8th grade reading:32.8%

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Cash-strapped school districts are asking voters to approve bonds to pay for technology upgrades, a move that could require them to carry debt beyond the lifespan of their devices.
October 29, 2013 - Education Week
Conservatives on the U.S. Supreme Court appeared skeptical that Michigan's voter-enacted prohibition on affirmative action in higher education violates the 14th Amendment's equal-protection principles.
October 21, 2013 - Education Week
The justices will weigh a case about a 2006 Michigan ballot measure that prohibited racial preferences in education and other areas of state and local government.
October 1, 2013 - Education Week
A heated fight over sticking with the common core hasn't halted its momentum in the state, though some local school officials take a cautious approach.
August 27, 2013 - Education Week
For 10 weeks, teams of high school students from the city's disadvantaged neighborhoods hold down 9-to-5 jobs with life skills and other lessons mixed in.
August 6, 2013 - Education Week
Michigan set to become second state to pause rollout of controversial standards.
June 11, 2013 - Education Week
Muskegon Heights and Highland Park are testing private companies' skill at running troubled public school systems.
May 1, 2013 - Education Week
Linda Hicks' mission became clear when she took the helm of Battle Creek's schools: Ensure that students get the STEM skills they need to land a job with one of the area’s food manufacturers or research facilities.
February 4, 2013 - Education Week
The Education Achievement Authority is at the center of a raging battle—just months into its turnaround efforts in Detroit.
December 11, 2012 - Education Week

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