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Governor:Brian Sandoval
Superintendent of Public Instruction:Keith Rheault
Quality Counts state grade:C-
Pre-K-12 enrollment:437,149
Number of school districts:18
Number of public schools:645
Number of public school teachers:21,839
Unadjusted education spending per student:$8,376
Percent minority students:61.3%
Percent of students eligible for free/reduced price lunch:50.3%
Percent of students with disabilities:11.0%
Percent of English-language learners:19.1%
NAEP Mathematics 2011 percent proficient
4th grade math:34.0%
8th grade math:28.3%
NAEP Reading 2011 percent proficient
4th grade reading:27.3%
8th grade reading:30.3%

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This Quality Counts 2015 Highlights Report captures all the data you need to assess your state's performance on key educational outcomes.
January 2, 2015 - Quality Counts
The Keystone State's new Democratic governor, who faces an empowered GOP legislative majority, has pledged to boost K-12 spending; meanwhile, a funding-formula overhaul is already in the works.
January 2, 2015 - Education Week
Newly mandated tests are sometimes doing double duty as exit exams or accountability gauges.
October 28, 2014 - Education Week
School funding, class size, and governance are among the issues facing voters on various education-focused state initiatives, referendums, and amendments.
October 7, 2014 - Education Week
The situation is raising a tangled web of questions about state educational databases, federal student-privacy laws, and common-core standards.
June 10, 2014 - Education Week
The national teachers' union is imploring local affiliates to better engage current and potential members, and has launched a Center for Organizing to provide tools and training.
June 3, 2014 - Education Week

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