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Governor:Scott Walker
State Superintendent:Tony Evers
Quality Counts state grade:C+
Pre-K-12 enrollment:872,286
Number of school districts:444
Number of public schools:2,238
Number of public school teachers:57,625
Unadjusted education spending per student:$11,453
Percent minority students:25.6%
Percent of students eligible for free/reduced price lunch:39.3%
Percent of students with disabilities:14.3%
Percent of English-language learners:5.0%
NAEP Mathematics 2011 percent proficient
4th grade math:47.2%
8th grade math:39.8%
NAEP Reading 2011 percent proficient
4th grade reading:34.7%
8th grade reading:36.5%

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Though most states are seeking some of the $250 million in federal aid for expanded preschool, there's been partisan tension in a handful that didn't apply.
November 4, 2014 - Education Week
Education technology advocates, philanthropies, and others are trying to create a clearer definition of what qualifies as "personalized learning," one of the most popular terms in education today.
October 20, 2014 - Education Week
Madison County, Wis., school officials face allegations that two recent contracts violate the state's controversial law that restricts public employees' bargaining rights.
September 16, 2014 - Education Week
The battle underscores the high financial stakes for companies attempting to secure the rights to operate statewide school information systems.
March 5, 2013 - Education Week
North Dakota becomes the fifth state where the two unions have united, and Wisconsin is moving toward that goal.
February 19, 2013 - Education Week
A union of about 100,000 Wisconsin employees sent letters Thursday requesting negotiations on new contracts, based on a court ruling striking down parts of the state's bargaining law for public workers.
September 21, 2012 - McClatchy-Tribune
Advocates for charter schools and school choice await action from Gov. Scott Walker now that he has handily survived a recall vote.
June 11, 2012 - Education Week

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