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Governor:Brian Sandoval
Superintendent of Public Instruction:Steve Canavero
Quality Counts state grade:D
Pre-K-12 enrollment:459,189
Number of school districts:19
Number of public schools:702
Number of public school teachers:21,656
Unadjusted education spending per student:$8,414
Percent minority students:64.9%
Percent of students eligible for free/reduced price lunch:52.2%
Percent of students with disabilities:11.7%
Percent of English-language learners:16.4%
NAEP Mathematics 2015 percent proficient
4th grade math:31.9%
8th grade math:26.1%
NAEP Reading 2015 percent proficient
4th grade reading:29.0%
8th grade reading:27.4%

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Here are summaries of recent annual addresses by governors around the country.
February 8, 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 state’s Supreme Court strikes down the funding mechanism for Nevada’s groundbreaking education savings account program, a little more than a year after lawmakers enacted it.
October 5, 2016 – Education Week
Teacher shortages have continued in a number of regions, prompting legislative and administrative action.
August 24, 2016 – Education Week
Eight states will work to create standards and policies for how to teach social and relational skills in K-12 schools.
August 24, 2016 – Education Week
A year after state lawmakers moved to break up the nation’s fifth-largest school district, a new plan instead would reorganize and decentralize it.
August 3, 2016 – Education Week
The Washoe County, Nev., district is working to develop sophisticated measurements of its comprehensive program to keep students engaged and on track to graduate.
April 13, 2016 – Education Week

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