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Governor:Steve Bullock
Superintendent of Public Instruction:Elsie Arntzen
Quality Counts state grade:C
Pre-K-12 enrollment:144,532
Number of school districts:499
Number of public schools:831
Number of public school teachers:10,234
Unadjusted education spending per student:$11,017
Percent minority students:20.4%
Percent of students eligible for free/reduced price lunch:43.6%
Percent of students with disabilities:11.8%
Percent of English-language learners:2.3%
NAEP Mathematics 2015 percent proficient
4th grade math:40.9%
8th grade math:38.9%
NAEP Reading 2015 percent proficient
4th grade reading:37.3%
8th grade reading:36.9%

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Here are summaries of recent annual addresses by governors around the country.
March 1, 2017 – Education Week
This Quality Counts 2017 Highlights Report captures all the data you need to assess your state's performance on key educational outcomes.
January 4, 2017 – Quality Counts
The federal role in K-12 is an issue for both candidates as Democrat Denise Juneau, the state schools superintendent, seeks to unseat incumbent GOP Rep. Ryan Zinke.
October 26, 2016 – Education Week
Testing issues and states without NCLB waivers are among the topics discussed in some recent the Education Department guidance on transition to the Every Student Succeeds Act.
February 10, 2016 – Education Week
This Quality Counts 2016 Highlights Report captures all the data you need to assess your state's performance on key educational outcomes.
January 7, 2016 – Quality Counts
State schools chiefs are looking to Montana for help in addressing the academic and community needs of one of the nation’s most disadvantaged populations.
October 28, 2015 – Education Week

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