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Governor:Greg Abbott
Commissioner of Education:Mike Morath
Quality Counts state grade:C-
Pre-K-12 enrollment:5,233,765
Number of school districts:1,265
Number of public schools:9,367
Number of public school teachers:342,257
Unadjusted education spending per student:$8,593
Percent minority students:71.0%
Percent of students eligible for free/reduced price lunch:58.7%
Percent of students with disabilities:8.6%
Percent of English-language learners:15.6%
NAEP Mathematics 2015 percent proficient
4th grade math:44.0%
8th grade math:32.3%
NAEP Reading 2015 percent proficient
4th grade reading:30.6%
8th grade reading:28.0%

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October 20, 2010 – Education Week
Experts say many states and national education groups are behind the curve in addressing teacher quality in online education.
September 22, 2010 – Education Week
Texas saw its $830 million request rejected by the Department of Education, and charter school advocates are dismayed that some may have trouble tapping the $10 billion layoff-prevention fund.
September 15, 2010 | Updated: March 10, 2017 – Education Week
Some critics want the controversial social studies standards revisited, as well as to rein in the state school board’s authority.
June 9, 2010 – Education Week
The school system has agreed to pay $850,000 as part of a civil settlement.
March 17, 2010 – Education Week
Justices refuse to hear a challenge to a Texas school district's dress code, a Kentucky tax case, and a teacher-testing case.
January 20, 2010 – Education Week
The U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals spent 10 months deliberating on the suit filed by NEA and nine school districts.
October 28, 2009 – Education Week

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