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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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Here are summaries of recent annual addresses by governors around the country.
February 15, 2017 – Education Week
This Quality Counts 2017 Highlights Report captures all the data you need to assess your state's performance on key educational outcomes.
January 4, 2017 – Quality Counts
Education Week checks back with Ayat Husseini, a student whose parents were reluctant to let her leave home to attend her first-choice college.
November 30, 2016 – Education Week
Democratic candidate Zephyr Teachout has been a harsh critic of high-stakes testing and the common core, while Republican John Faso is a strong supporter of charter schools.
October 26, 2016 – Education Week
Teachers' union and school officials in the Buffalo, N.Y., district are working to hammer out a new labor agreement to replace one that expired a dozen years.
October 12, 2016 – Education Week
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
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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