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Governor:Steve Bullock
Superintendent of Public Instruction:Denise Juneau
Quality Counts state grade:C
Pre-K-12 enrollment:144,129
Number of school districts:409
Number of public schools:824
Number of public school teachers:10,310
Unadjusted education spending per student:$10,625
Percent minority students:19.5%
Percent of students eligible for free/reduced price lunch:41.4%
Percent of students with disabilities:11.4%
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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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
A pilot professional-development program funded by the National Science Foundation introduces elementary school teachers to a method of advanced problem-solving.
September 30, 2015 – Education Week

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