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Governor:Bill Haslam
Commissioner of Education:Candice McQueen
Quality Counts state grade:C-
Pre-K-12 enrollment:993,556
Number of school districts:140
Number of public schools:1,855
Number of public school teachers:65,847
Unadjusted education spending per student:$8,208
Percent minority students:33.7%
Percent of students eligible for free/reduced price lunch:58.2%
Percent of students with disabilities:13.1%
Percent of English-language learners:3.5%
NAEP Mathematics 2015 percent proficient
4th grade math:40.2%
8th grade math:29.2%
NAEP Reading 2015 percent proficient
4th grade reading:33.2%
8th grade reading:32.8%

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The state of Tennessee on Wednesday abruptly terminated a $107.7 million contract with a testing company following repeated failures with the rollout of the new assessment called TNReady.
April 28, 2016 - AP

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