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Governor:Susana Martinez
Secretary of Education:Christopher Ruszkowski (Acting)
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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Amid intense pushback, state officials abandoned draft language in its science standards that did not reflect the overwhelming scientific evidence on climate change and evolution.
October 18, 2017 – Education Week

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