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Governor:Andrew Cuomo
Commissioner of Education:MaryEllen Elia
Quality Counts state grade:B-
Pre-K-12 enrollment:2,732,770
Number of school districts:997
Number of public schools:4,801
Number of public school teachers:206,693
Unadjusted education spending per student:$19,818
Percent minority students:52.8%
Percent of students eligible for free/reduced price lunch:47.5%
Percent of students with disabilities:16.6%
Percent of English-language learners:7.6%
NAEP Mathematics 2015 percent proficient
4th grade math:34.9%
8th grade math:30.9%
NAEP Reading 2015 percent proficient
4th grade reading:35.7%
8th grade reading:32.8%

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New York state education officials are proposing changes to the Common Core learning standards used to guide lessons at every grade level in preparation for college or a career.
September 21, 2016 – AP
With policymakers across the country increasingly worried about teacher shortages, one after another, state licensing authorities have been loosening certification rules.
September 7, 2016 – Education Week
Schools in New York state will be required to test their drinking water for lead contamination under a new measure signed into law by Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
September 6, 2016 – AP
The new nonprofit, known as UnboundEd, is offering teachers free common-core-aligned curricular materials and paid professional development.
June 1, 2016 – Education Week
May 18, 2016 – Education Week
Pressure stemming from the testing opt-out movement has led to some heated debate in the Empire State involving standards and the use of student scores in teacher evaluations.
April 13, 2016 – Education Week
Years of planning have gone into the upstate New York district’s evolving efforts to put computers into the hands of nearly every student.
March 28, 2016 – Education Week

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