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Governor:Kate Brown
Deputy Superintendent of Public Instruction:Salam Noor
Quality Counts state grade:C-
Pre-K-12 enrollment:577,275
Number of school districts:204
Number of public schools:1,246
Number of public school teachers:26,733
Unadjusted education spending per student:$9,543
Percent minority students:35.5%
Percent of students eligible for free/reduced price lunch:50.8%
Percent of students with disabilities:14.2%
Percent of English-language learners:8.6%
NAEP Mathematics 2015 percent proficient
4th grade math:37.1%
8th grade math:33.7%
NAEP Reading 2015 percent proficient
4th grade reading:33.9%
8th grade reading:35.7%

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Michael Geisen, an Oregon middle school teacher and a former forester, was named the 2008 National Teacher of the Year last week at the White House.
May 6, 2008 - Education Week
The issue before the justices involves whether public employees may press federal lawsuits when an adverse job action is based on subjective or malicious reasons targeted only at them.
April 24, 2008 | Updated: May 4, 2016 - Education Week
The educational framework promises to raise achievement through modification of lesson plans based on frequent “progress monitoring.”
January 18, 2008 - Education Week
Kentucky, Virginia, Mississippi, and New Jersey are among the states that could be affected.
November 8, 2007 - Education Week
Voters will decide some notable education- and child-related questions when they go to the polls next month.
October 30, 2007 - Education Week
The city of Portland has launched a program to help families rent or buy homes and—city officials hope—send their children to city schools.
August 10, 2007 - Education Week
Vicki L. Phillips, the superintendent of the Portland, Ore., school system, is stepping down to become the head of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s education division.
April 26, 2007 | Updated: May 3, 2016 - Education Week
The state last week sued Vantage Learning after the vendor shut down access to assessments on the Web.
March 20, 2007 - Education Week
Thirteen Western states that are home to more than 93 percent of the nation’s federally owned land have formed a coalition to lobby Washington for an annual $4 billion in lost local and state property-tax revenues on the federal land, nearly $1.9 billion of which would have gone to pay for public education.
December 12, 2006 - Education Week
Even with growing demand and the prospect of new federal and state aid for improving foreign-language instruction, expanding offerings is especially difficult because of a shortage of qualified teachers in what are deemed critical languages, many experts say.
March 28, 2006 - Education Week

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