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Use the Education Counts Database to find more detailed state information, ranks, comparisons across states, national statistics and more.
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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Behind the recent upswing are grant programs in Michigan and Virginia aimed primarily at reducing time out of school for students from low-income families.
October 7, 2014 - Education Week
Researchers are scaling up an effort to teach young urban children to embrace their own dialect—and to know when and how to switch to standard English.
September 9, 2014 - Education Week
In some states, new initiatives and graduate programs are providing needed training to expand college counseling in high schools.
September 9, 2014 - Education Week
Schools and districts now have until Aug. 31 to opt for a new federal provision that allows them to serve free meals to all students.
June 30, 2014 - Education Week
Reaching agreement with the Education Department on fine points of No Child Left Behind Act flexibility can be a make-or-break proposition.
May 12, 2014 - Education Week
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

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