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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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Voters in Maine, Oregon, and other states are being asked to approve ballot measures that would use tax increases to increase the amount of money school districts receive each year.
September 7, 2016 – Education Week
With policymakers across the country increasingly worried about teacher shortages, one after another, state licensing authorities have been loosening certification rules.
September 7, 2016 – Education Week
Teacher shortages have continued in a number of regions, prompting legislative and administrative action.
August 24, 2016 – Education Week
Angered by cuts to K-12 budgets, low pay, and other grievances, a scrappy group of teachers is attempting to upend Oklahoma's political establishment this election season.
August 24, 2016 – Education Week
More states and school districts are aiming to reach ELLs early as mounting evidence shows that exposure to language instruction boosts young children's odds of stronger academic achievement later on.
May 11, 2016 – Education Week
Here are summaries of recent annual addresses by governors around the country.
February 10, 2016 – Education Week
After miscalculating expected revenues, lawmakers in a number of mineral-dependent states are preparing to debate alternative sources of funding for state school aid.
January 13, 2016 – Education Week
This Quality Counts 2016 Highlights Report captures all the data you need to assess your state's performance on key educational outcomes.
January 7, 2016 – Quality Counts
This Diplomas Count 2015 State Graduation Brief contains state-specific data on high school completion and includes a special focus on students with disabilities. The information is presented in a series of charts and graphs, and includes comparisons to national averages.
June 4, 2015 – Education Week

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