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Governor:Rick Snyder
State Superintendent of Public Instruction:Brian J. Whiston
Quality Counts state grade:C-
Pre-K-12 enrollment:1,548,835
Number of school districts:895
Number of public schools:3,538
Number of public school teachers:85,786
Unadjusted education spending per student:$10,948
Percent minority students:31.1%
Percent of students eligible for free/reduced price lunch:48.3%
Percent of students with disabilities:12.9%
Percent of English-language learners:4.7%
NAEP Mathematics 2015 percent proficient
4th grade math:34.0%
8th grade math:28.5%
NAEP Reading 2015 percent proficient
4th grade reading:28.6%
8th grade reading:31.8%

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A Democratic lawmaker called for more transparency on aggressive plans by the State School Reform Office to close chronically failing schools in Michigan.
August 17, 2016 – McClatchy-Tribune
Michigan's School Reform Office plans to make aggressive moves this coming school year to rid the state of failing schools—putting chronically low-performing schools on notice that they might be closed by next June.
August 16, 2016 – McClatchy-Tribune
Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder touts the move as a fresh start for the city's beleaguered schools, but doubts remain amid ongoing enrollment loss, dilapidated buildings, and low achievement.
July 20, 2016 – Education Week

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