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Governor:Susana Martinez
Secretary of Education:Hanna Skandera
Quality Counts state grade:D
Pre-K-12 enrollment:340,365
Number of school districts:155
Number of public schools:891
Number of public school teachers:22,411
Unadjusted education spending per student:$9,734
Percent minority students:76.0%
Percent of students eligible for free/reduced price lunch:62.5%
Percent of students with disabilities:14.0%
Percent of English-language learners:14.4%
NAEP Mathematics 2015 percent proficient
4th grade math:26.9%
8th grade math:20.6%
NAEP Reading 2015 percent proficient
4th grade reading:22.9%
8th grade reading:20.1%

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Some early feedback offer clues about how strict or flexible the U.S. Department of Education will be in interpreting parts of the Every Student Succeeds Act as it decides whether to approve state blueprints.
June 21, 2017 – Education Week

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