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Governor:Andrew Cuomo
Commissioner of Education:MaryEllen Elia
Quality Counts state grade:B-
Pre-K-12 enrollment:2,732,770
Number of school districts:997
Number of public schools:4,801
Number of public school teachers:206,693
Unadjusted education spending per student:$19,818
Percent minority students:52.8%
Percent of students eligible for free/reduced price lunch:47.5%
Percent of students with disabilities:16.6%
Percent of English-language learners:7.6%
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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New York state's decision not to close an education school that had received a searing 2006 accreditation review has left unanswered questions as well as possible lessons.
January 7, 2015 – Education Week
A battery of new licensing tests in New York has led to relatively low passing rates for prospective teachers, according to data issued this week by the state education department.
December 3, 2014 – Education Week
Educators and researchers in several of the nation's largest districts are trying to look at schools based on a fuller picture of children’s experiences.
November 6, 2014 – Education Week
The country's largest school district plans to end its ban on student cellphones in schools, following the path of a growing number of districts.
October 29, 2014 – Education Week
Ten months since taking over the helm of the 1.1 million-student district, Carmen Fariña has chipped away at former Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg's signature K-12 policies.
October 22, 2014 – Education Week
School funding, class size, and governance are among the issues facing voters on various education-focused state initiatives, referendums, and amendments.
October 8, 2014 – Education Week
New York's due process procedures for teachers are dominated by a focus on teacher rehabilitation, with the end result that even abusive teachers are often fined or suspended rather than fired, according to a newly released analysis.
October 8, 2014 – Education Week
September 24, 2014 – Education Week
For cities and districts seeking to establish a communitywide college-going culture, George Weiss and Mary Anne Schmitt-Carey offer four steps.
September 19, 2014 – Education Week
Gov. Andrew Cuomo easily won his Democratic contest, but his anti-common-core challenger made a stronger-than-expected showing.
September 17, 2014 – Education Week

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