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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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November 11, 2013 - Education Week
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October 29, 2013 - Education Week
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October 8, 2013 - Education Week
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October 8, 2013 - Education Week
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September 17, 2013 - Education Week
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August 19, 2013 - Education Week
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