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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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With both school systems under mayoral control, Bill de Blasio and Martin J. Walsh are well-positioned to make good on campaign pledges for K-12 changes in their cities.
November 11, 2013 - Education Week
Mayor Michael Bloomberg initiated major changes in the city's school system since he took the office in 2002, but just a few are at issue in the battle to take his place.
October 29, 2013 - Education Week
This private institution in New York City is beginning a study to examine how to translate the supervised fieldwork component of its math leadership program into an online setting.
October 8, 2013 - Education Week
A $41 million settlement being paid to educators in the country's largest school district could have big implications for districts struggling to provide adequate technology.
October 8, 2013 - Education Week
Mercy College's education school in New York City has opened a parent center to train adults to become advocates and active partners in their children's schooling.
September 17, 2013 - Education Week
New York officials say lower scores on tests aligned to the common core are a "wake-up call," while critics slam the tests and other facets of the program.
August 19, 2013 - Education Week
A promise of free college tuition was just the beginning for the Say Yes to Education initiative in its first test city.
August 6, 2013 - Education Week
A state-imposed teacher-evaluation system rolls out in three months, giving teachers and principals limited time to adapt.
June 11, 2013 - Education Week
A new museum in New York City, along with math exhibits in other museums, are designed to infuse fun into learning.
June 4, 2013 - Education Week
New York state took an unorthodox route in buying curriculum that teachers now say students won’t have time to digest before being tested.
March 26, 2013 - Education Week

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