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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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The Board of Regents' new leaders launched an inquiry into the validity of the state test system and its links to teacher evaluations, citing the need to rebuild public trust following a second annual round of massive exam boycotts on Long Island and across the state.
April 19, 2016 - McClatchy-Tribune
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 12, 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
Eric T. Schneiderman, the attorney general of New York state, defends the right of immigrant children to a quality education.
March 11, 2016 - Education Week
While New York state recently opted to drop time limits on its tests, Texas is ending a 35-year policy of untimed testing.
February 23, 2016 - Education Week
Here are summaries of recent annual addresses by governors around the country.
January 19, 2016 - Education Week
This Quality Counts 2016 Highlights Report captures all the data you need to assess your state's performance on key educational outcomes.
December 30, 2015 - Quality Counts
A rash of student transfers was a wake-up call for Principal Rodney Fisher to prioritize his school's mission, he writes.
November 10, 2015 - Education Week

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