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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 head of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration re-emphasized the agency's call for seat belts on school buses in the aftermath of a crash in Chattanooga that killed six students.
December 1, 2016 – AP
A school bus driver who authorities say was speeding along a narrow, winding road when he wrapped his vehicle around a tree was arrested and charged with vehicular homicide in the deaths of five children.
November 22, 2016 – AP
Bloodied students lay on stretchers, while other children walked away dazed with their parents after an elementary school bus crash that killed at least five Monday in Chattanooga.
November 22, 2016 – AP
Eight states will work to create standards and policies for how to teach social and relational skills in K-12 schools.
August 24, 2016 – Education Week
In at least 35 districts in 14 states, hundreds of unaccompanied minors from Central America were discouraged from enrolling in schools or pressured into what advocates and lawyers argue are separate but unequal alternative programs—essentially an academic dead end, and one that can violate federal law.
May 11, 2016 – Education Week
Ill-timed glitches in the administration of online assessments have spurred lawmakers in several states to push bills that would crack down on testing companies.
March 9, 2016 – Education Week

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