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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 innovations like the Gap App Challenge and the Music Education Hackathon, Steven Hodas wants to bridge "the moat" between schools and technology entrepreneurs.
March 3, 2014 - Education Week
The newest of these districts and schools are using flexibility from some state requirements to focus on technology, employ crowdsourcing techniques, and target low-performing schools.
February 18, 2014 - Education Week
Concerns over costs and student privacy have spurred districts in Delaware, Massachusetts, New York, North Carolina, and Ohio to withdraw from the federal school improvement program.
January 22, 2014 - Education Week
Small schools in New York City offer a test case for the benefits of small high schools, but also underscore problems of race and social-class segregation they may inadvertently promote, Bruce Fuller writes.
January 22, 2014 - Education Week
School technology and rewards for teachers were central proposals in N.Y. Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo's State of the State speech.
January 14, 2014 | Updated: January 28, 2014 - Education Week
Federal monitoring reports show that some states with No Child Left Behind Act waivers are struggling in key areas.
January 14, 2014 - Education Week
Experts say that fiber-optic cable is still the "gold standard" for providing schools with high-speed connections to the Internet, but for many districts, accessing complete fiber networks remains a challenge.
January 14, 2014 - Education Week
N.Y.C. Mayor Bill de Blasio's push for universal preschool mirrors efforts by city leaders in San Antonio, Texas, Seattle, Boston, and elsewhere to take the lead on early-childhood education.
January 13, 2014 - Education Week
Under veteran educator Carmen FariƱa, the 1.1-million-student district could reverse some of the policies that have dominated it for more than a decade.
January 6, 2014 - Education Week
The city school system is believed to be the first in the country to release data via an "application programming interface," opening the doors for software developers to create custom tools.
December 3, 2013 - Education Week

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