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Governor:Rick Snyder
State Superintendent of Public Instruction:Brian J. Whiston
Quality Counts state grade:C-
Pre-K-12 enrollment:1,537,922
Number of school districts:938
Number of public schools:3,637
Number of public school teachers:85,038
Unadjusted education spending per student:$11,110
Percent minority students:32.3%
Percent of students eligible for free/reduced price lunch:46.6%
Percent of students with disabilities:12.9%
Percent of English-language learners:5.3%
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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Reporting mandates, new leeway in using federal aid, and the chance to make student absenteeism a school-quality indicator all raise the issue's policy profile.
January 4, 2017 – Quality Counts
An initiative to embed a new instructional model in more than half the state's elementary and secondary schools has met with some successes—and some "false starts."
December 14, 2016 – Education Week

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