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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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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
Several of the nation's largest states showed gains in math and reading over roughly two decades, a new study says, though there's room to improve.
February 21, 2013 - Education Week
New York City and Virginia initiatives aim to bridge the gap between what products and services schools need and what companies are providing.
January 29, 2013 - Education Week
Creating 'master teachers' and encouraging schools and districts to expand learning time are among N.Y. Gov. Andrew Cuomo's proposals to lawmakers.
January 14, 2013 - Education Week
January 9, 2013 - Education Week
Thousands of schools are doubling as emergency shelters, struggling to reopen, or still assessing damage following the superstorm that slammed the Mid-Atlantic states.
November 2, 2012 - Education Week
Widespread power outages, flooding, and other aftereffects of the storm continue to keep thousands of schools shuttered and millions of students out of classrooms along the mid-Atlantic.
October 31, 2012 - Education Week
As the massive storm powers its way up the East Coast this week, millions of students will be missing two—or more—days of school.
October 29, 2012 | Updated: November 19, 2012 - Education Week
Thousands of students are paying a dollar a day to leave their digital devices in trucks parked near the schools as a result of the district's policy banning cellphones in school buildings.
October 16, 2012 - Education Week
A private, K-12 tuition-scholarship program in New York City didn't improve college-attendance rates for most students, but it did increase the numbers of black students who later went on to higher education.
August 23, 2012 - Education Week

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