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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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Debate should be an important part of curriculum across the education spectrum, writes Paul Deards.
August 12, 2014 – Education Week
Communities should pull together organizations and resources to provide high-quality birth-to-age-5 learning programs, Vicky Schippers writes.
July 1, 2014 – Education Week
Schools and districts now have until Aug. 31 to opt for a new federal provision that allows them to serve free meals to all students.
July 9, 2014 – Education Week
From California to Maryland, schools are preparing for an unprecedented increase in the flow of Central American children and youths streaming across the U.S.-Mexico border and arriving alone.
July 9, 2014 – Education Week
Flush with new state money for 45,000 preschool spots in public schools and community-based centers, New York City is pushing to make sure families know all their options.
June 11, 2014 – Education Week
The state's sweeping new Blueprint for English-Language Learners Success may be the first time state policymakers have made such a strong statement on the needs of ELL students.
June 4, 2014 – Education Week
Fueled by a federal "innovation" grant, the initiative aims to improve the academic, socialization, and communications skills of students with severe cognitive and behavioral needs.
May 21, 2014 – Education Week
The plan would increase teacher salaries by 18 percent over nine years, slim the district's teacher-evaluation criteria, and pave the way for a teacher career ladder.
May 7, 2014 – Education Week
Advocates see a state budget deal pouring money into preschool as a big win for the city, though other parts of the state may be less poised to take advantage.
April 16, 2014 – Education Week
Angered by Mayor Bill de Blasio's decision to rescind co-location agreements for some charter schools, thousands of protesters took their fight to the state capitol.
March 12, 2014 – Education Week

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