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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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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
This Diplomas Count 2015 State Graduation Brief contains state-specific data on high school completion and includes a special focus on students with disabilities. The information is presented in a series of charts and graphs, and includes comparisons to national averages.
May 29, 2015 - Education Week
Activists urging parents to opt their children out of tests aligned to the Common Core State Standards hope to build on momentum in states like New York.
May 5, 2015 - Education Week
Two House education committee members demand to know why New York City’s Head Start grant was not suspended or revoked after inspections raised concerns about child safety.
April 20, 2015 - Education Week
A last-minute budget deal in New York will have major implications for how the state’s teachers are trained, evaluated, and granted tenure.
April 13, 2015 - Education Week
When a school superintendent leaves the position, or is fired, it can complicate a district's relationship with private funders that make heavy investments in a variety of school improvement efforts.
March 31, 2015 - Education Week
A program that enlists middle-of-the-pack students to tutor their struggling peers seems to boost the test scores for both groups.
March 31, 2015 - Education Week

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