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|Use the Education Counts Database to find more detailed state information, ranks, comparisons across states, national statistics and more.|
|Superintendent of Public Instruction:||Randy Dorn|
|Quality Counts state grade:||C|
|Number of school districts:||294|
|Number of public schools:||2,338|
|Number of public school teachers:||53,934|
|Unadjusted education spending per student:||$9,497|
|Percent minority students:||37.2%|
|Percent of students eligible for free/reduced price lunch:||40.1%|
|Percent of students with disabilities:||12.3%|
|Percent of English-language learners:||8.6%|
|NAEP Mathematics 2011 percent proficient|
|4th grade math:||44.8%|
|8th grade math:||40.4%|
|NAEP Reading 2011 percent proficient|
|4th grade reading:||34.4%|
|8th grade reading:||37.0%|
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The U.S. Supreme Court is contemplating a case that tests the constitutionality of a Washington state law that requires nonunion teachers to “affirmatively consent,” or opt in, before a teachers’ union may spend money from “agency fees” on political campaigns and similar activism.
January 17, 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
Education organizations, civil rights groups, and scholars were among those filing a total of 57 friend-of-the-court briefs with the U.S. Supreme Court by the Oct. 10 deadline in support of race-conscious policies of the Seattle and Jefferson County, Ky., school districts.
October 23, 2006 - Education Week
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