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Governor:Andrew Cuomo
Commissioner of Education:MaryEllen Elia
Quality Counts state grade:B-
Pre-K-12 enrollment:2,741,185
Number of school districts:1,020
Number of public schools:4,882
Number of public school teachers:203,781
Unadjusted education spending per student:$20,610
Percent minority students:52.8%
Percent of students eligible for free/reduced price lunch:50.9%
Percent of students with disabilities:16.6%
Percent of English-language learners:6.8%
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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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
Eric T. Schneiderman, the attorney general of New York state, defends the right of immigrant children to a quality education.
March 16, 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 24, 2016 – Education Week
Here are summaries of recent annual addresses by governors around the country.
January 20, 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.
January 7, 2016 – 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 11, 2015 – Education Week
The federal government is demanding more answers from school officials about how they plan to resolve allegations of discriminatory admissions practices at their better schools.
November 4, 2015 – Education Week
Amid some growing pains for its new full-day prekindergarten program, the city has ramped up outreach efforts and more than tripled the number of seats from two years ago.
September 30, 2015 – Education Week
School districts need to make changes to their online credit-recovery programs to focus greater attention on content mastery and evidence of learning gains.
September 23, 2015 – Education Week

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