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Governor:Andrew Cuomo
Commissioner of Education:John King
Quality Counts state grade:B
Pre-K-12 enrollment:2,734,955
Number of school districts:899
Number of public schools:4,757
Number of public school teachers:211,606
Unadjusted education spending per student:$18,167
Percent minority students:50.8%
Percent of students eligible for free/reduced price lunch:48.1%
Percent of students with disabilities:16.5%
Percent of English-language learners:7.6%
NAEP Mathematics 2011 percent proficient
4th grade math:39.7%
8th grade math:32.3%
NAEP Reading 2011 percent proficient
4th grade reading:37.0%
8th grade reading:35.0%

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Even though Florida got unprecedented federal flexibility when it comes to English-learners and accountability, a handful of other states have yet to see their requests approved.
July 20, 2015 - Education Week
East Side Community High School is among 48 New York schools where students complete projects to graduate—rather than take the state test.
July 17, 2015 - Education Week
A planned teacher education academy spearheaded by former Teachers College President Arthur E. Levine aims to experiment with some of the most high-profile—and controversial—ideas in higher education delivery.
June 16, 2015 - Education Week
A free online library of instructional materials created in New York state to align with the common-core standards has generated a vast audience.
June 9, 2015 - Education Week
The nation's largest school district, which enrolls 160,000 ELLs, remains under a state-imposed corrective-action plan to improve services for English-learners.
June 9, 2015 - Education Week
Resistance to mandated tests, especially from parents of children with special needs, is reaching a breaking point in many districts, writes Rebecca Page Johnson.
June 9, 2015 - Education Week
The opt-out movement has an impact on K-12 accountability, but it's complicated, write researchers Jessica K. Beaver and Lucas Westmaas.
June 9, 2015 - Education Week

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