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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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May 29, 2015 - Education Week
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May 12, 2015 - Education Week
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April 14, 2015 - Education Week
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October 7, 2014 - Education Week
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