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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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April 24, 2012 - Education Week
School districts and local unions still have to hammer out details in the wake of a grand bargain on teacher evaluations.
March 13, 2012 - Education Week
Linda Darling-Hammond says new teacher-evaluation methods are needed, but judging teachers based on student test scores does more harm than good.
March 5, 2012 - Education Week
A report highlights the discrepancy between the public perception of Asian-heritage students as universally high-achieving and the reality.
February 22, 2012 | Updated: March 23, 2012 - Education Week
Ten New York districts had School Improvement Grants suspended for failure to revise evaluations.
January 10, 2012 - Education Week
December 5, 2011 - Education Week
Under pressure from state and federal education departments, the nation's two largest school systems announced plans this month to dramatically improve services for hundreds of thousands of English-language learners.
October 25, 2011 - Education Week
The problem of cheating goes deeper than test scores to questions of how well all students are prepared to learn, Ellen Balleisen writes.
October 11, 2011 - Education Week
New York state comptroller rejects a $27 million no-bid contact between the educational technology company and the state education department for developing assessment-tracking software.
September 13, 2011 - Education Week
New York City's high school choice program is a model for harnessing the power of the marketplace to serve public school students, Thomas Toch and Neil Dorosin write.
August 19, 2011 - Education Week

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