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Governor:John Lynch
Commissioner of Education:Virginia M. Barry
Quality Counts state grade:C
Pre-K-12 enrollment:194,711
Number of school districts:188
Number of public schools:480
Number of public school teachers:15,365
Unadjusted education spending per student:$13,072
Percent minority students:10.2%
Percent of students eligible for free/reduced price lunch:25.1%
Percent of students with disabilities:15.3%
Percent of English-language learners:2.0%
NAEP Mathematics 2011 percent proficient
4th grade math:58.7%
8th grade math:46.8%
NAEP Reading 2011 percent proficient
4th grade reading:44.6%
8th grade reading:43.7%

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The new flexibility granted to the state by the U.S. Department of Education, being tried out in a handful of districts, is a departure from the NCLB law.
March 17, 2015 - Education Week
New Hampshire schools demonstrate how competency-based education offers a positive, skills-based approach to standards learning, writes Ronald A. Wolk.
March 17, 2015 - Education Week
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
Fred Bramante, an entrepreneur and former chairman of the New Hampshire board of education, is trying to help institutionalize real-world learning at schools across the Granite State.
June 3, 2014 - Education Week
June 3, 2014 - Education Week
The state's Joint Fiscal Committee approved an additional $4.45 million to help cover the costs of the state's charter schools.
November 9, 2012 - McClatchy-Tribune
Conflict over a charter moratorium underscores national tensions over charter funding and management.
October 2, 2012 - Education Week
Here are summaries of recent annual addresses by governors around the country.
February 7, 2012 - Education Week
N.H. Schools Embrace Competency-Based Learning
Newfound Regional High School is part of an aggressive statewide effort to make learning more about mastery and less about seat time.
February 7, 2012 - Education Week

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