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Governor:Mary Fallin
State Superintendent of Public Instruction:Joy Hofmeister
Quality Counts state grade:D+
Pre-K-12 enrollment:681,848
Number of school districts:543
Number of public schools:1,789
Number of public school teachers:41,983
Unadjusted education spending per student:$7,672
Percent minority students:47.4%
Percent of students eligible for free/reduced price lunch:61.3%
Percent of students with disabilities:15.1%
Percent of English-language learners:7.1%
NAEP Mathematics 2015 percent proficient
4th grade math:36.7%
8th grade math:22.9%
NAEP Reading 2015 percent proficient
4th grade reading:32.6%
8th grade reading:29.4%

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More states and school districts are aiming to reach English-language learners in the earliest stages of their schooling as mounting research evidence shows that early exposure to language instruction boosts childrens' odds of stronger academic achievement later on.
May 11, 2016 - Education Week

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