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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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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
While pre-K is a top priority for many policymakers nationwide, kindergarten remains a patchwork of district programs driven by varying state requirements.
September 17, 2014 – Education Week
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

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