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Governor:Mary Fallin
State Superintendent of Public Instruction:Janet Barresi
Quality Counts state grade:C+
Pre-K-12 enrollment:659,828
Number of school districts:532
Number of public schools:1,785
Number of public school teachers:41,278
Unadjusted education spending per student:$7,929
Percent minority students:45.4%
Percent of students eligible for free/reduced price lunch:60.5%
Percent of students with disabilities:14.7%
Percent of English-language learners:6.3%
NAEP Mathematics 2011 percent proficient
4th grade math:36.4%
8th grade math:25.0%
NAEP Reading 2011 percent proficient
4th grade reading:29.7%
8th grade reading:28.7%

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Though they usually have years to overhaul academic standards, states backing out of the common core will have to craft new ones under a tight time frame.
July 8, 2014 - Education Week
Following the repeal of the standards, Oklahoma teacher Valeria Hughes wonders what's ahead for her state and her classroom.
July 8, 2014 - Education Week
In spite of being wary of excessive standardization, Dave Powell questions why elected officials are rejecting the common core.
July 8, 2014 - Education Week

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