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Governor:John Kitzhaber
State Superintendent of Public Instruction:Susan Castillo
Quality Counts state grade:C-
Pre-K-12 enrollment:560,983
Number of school districts:200
Number of public schools:1,296
Number of public school teachers:28,109
Unadjusted education spending per student:$9,268
Percent minority students:33.7%
Percent of students eligible for free/reduced price lunch:49.1%
Percent of students with disabilities:14.1%
Percent of English-language learners:10.3%
NAEP Mathematics 2011 percent proficient
4th grade math:40.2%
8th grade math:34.3%
NAEP Reading 2011 percent proficient
4th grade reading:33.4%
8th grade reading:36.7%

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Nancy Golden, the woman who replaced the controversial Rudy Crew as Oregon's chief education officer, is retiring after just two years on the job.
August 25, 2015 - AP
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.
May 29, 2015 - Education Week
Oregon schools chief Rob Saxton resigned after nearly three years as the state's first appointed head of public schools.
April 9, 2015 - Education Week
This Quality Counts 2015 Highlights Report captures all the data you need to assess your state's performance on key educational outcomes.
January 2, 2015 - Quality Counts
While pre-K is a top priority for many policymakers nationwide, kindergarten remains a patchwork of district programs driven by varying state requirements.
September 16, 2014 - Education Week
The regional coalitions bring together K-12 schools, universities, businesses, museums, and others to catalyze and better connect STEM education efforts in local communities.
April 1, 2014 - Education Week
Summit High School in Oregon is experimenting with a mix of new technologies to build teacher-student feedback loops that help personalize instruction.
March 10, 2014 - Education Week
High schools are creating programs to prepare students for high-tech manufacturing jobs amid projections of a 42 percent increase in the sector by 2018.
February 4, 2014 - Education Week
Principal Tom Horn has transformed a troubled alternative high school in Oregon—along with teachers' job descriptions—by introducing a radical project-based-learning model.
April 18, 2012 - Teacher

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